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Books for Fans of 1984: Compelling Dystopian Novels

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with adult books for young adults, Apocalyptic fiction, atmospheric, bleak, compelling, Dystopian fiction, intricately plotted, Literary fiction, Political Fiction, Read-Alikes, reflective, satirical fiction, Stylistically complex, thought-provoking and world-building

Fans of dystopian fiction and the classic novel 1984 by George Orwell will appreciate the books in this blog post. There are classics from well-known authors like Margaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury and Octavia Butler along with recent selections by Pierce Brown, Chang-rae Lee, Chuck Palahniuk and many more.

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Digital Exhibit Showcasing Teenage Views on Literature From the 1960s

Posted 3 months ago by John D

Posted in Computers and Technology, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, eMedia, Fiction, History and Politics, Local History, Nonfiction, Research and Resources, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with digital collections, Digital Exhibits, Library, Library Line, local history, newsletters, Ohio Memory, The County Line and Toledo, Ohio

A new digital exhibit showcasing book reviews done by students in the 1960s with links to revisit these classics is now available on the Library website.

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10 Best Books of 2018 for Middle Grade Readers

Posted 4 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adventure, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, bullying, Coming of Age, family, fantasy, friendship, graphic novels, Grief - Fiction, juvenile fiction, magic, middle grades, mystery, Paranormal Fiction, quests, redemption, schools, social issues, suspense and Young Adult Fiction

We have sifted through some excellent offerings and are pleased to present the best books of 2018 for middle grade readers.

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10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New Books and Movies and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with action-packed, alternative histories, apocalypse, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, compelling, dystopian, engaging, Faerie realm, historical fantasy, intricately plotted, magic, mystical, near future, reading recommendations, richly detailed, Sci-Fi, strong sense of place, superhero stories, suspenseful, thought-provoking, urban fantasy, voyages and world building

The science fiction and fantasy novels in this blog post include stories that are compelling, imaginative, richly detailed and thought-provoking.

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Best Young Adult Books of 2018

Posted 5 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, Coming of Age, family, friends, novels in verse, schools, spy stories, teenagers, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

Before you close the book on 2018, be sure you have taken full advantage of the great YA titles released this year. Zombie fighters and modern day poets, from the court of Faerie, to death row, this year’s amazing cast of strong characters will keep you turning the pages.

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9 Wonderfully Witty, Fast-Paced Funny Fiction Novels

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, caper novels, character-driven, Crime Fiction, detectives, Domestic Fiction, engaging, family relationships, fast-paced, finding a good book, funny fiction, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, likable, Love Stories, murder mysteries, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, Readers' Advisory, satirical fiction, Short Stories, snarky, suspense, Unconventional and witty

Fans of witty writing and fast-paced stories with humor sprinkled in will love these books.

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Writing Craft: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Everything In Between

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, New Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, storytelling, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn more about writers and the craft of writing with these great resources featuring a host of amazing authors including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pullman and many more.

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