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Best Young Adult Books of 2018

Posted 7 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 7 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 7 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, 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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12 Spooky and Terror-Filled Short Story Collections to Read with the Lights On

Posted 9 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with anthologies, Edgar Allan Poe, Ghost Stories, Gothic, Halloween, Haunted Houses, haunting, Horror, horror tales, Paranormal Fiction, scary stories, Short Stories, spooky and supernatural

Spooky and haunting tales to read on Halloween or anytime.

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8 Humorous Books Featuring Misfits and Their Misadventures

Posted 9 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, books to read, coming of age stories, eccentrics, engaging, finding a good book, funny fiction, hilarious, humorous stories, likable, misadventures, misfits, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, Readers' Advisory, sardonic, satirical fiction, snarky and witty

Get your funny on with these offbeat, engaging and witty stories. Including novels by notable authors like Douglas Adams, Dave Barry, Terry Pratchett, Tom Robbins, Fannie Flagg, Maria Semple, Jade Chang and Elizabeth Gilbert.

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7 Offbeat Funny Fiction Novels Featuring Quirky Characters

Posted 9 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, New Books and Movies, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, books to read, character-driven, eccentrics, engaging, finding a good book, funny fiction, humorous stories, offbeat, quirky, Readers' Advisory, Short Stories, unusual and witty

Offbeat stories featuring eccentric and quirky characters.

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6 Fast Paced and Fun Reads

Posted 9 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, books to read, character-driven storylines, crime capers, engaging writing style, fast paced, finding a good book, funny fiction, humorous stories, likable characters, offbeat tone, plot-driven storylines, Readers' Advisory and snarky characters

An eclectic mix of novels that are fast-paced and utterly enjoyable to read.

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5 Funny Fiction Novels Chock Full of Farce and Satire

Posted 10 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with adult books for young adults, amusing, appeal, books to read, dystopias, farce, farcical fiction, funny fiction, Historical Fiction, humorous stories, Literary fiction, Magical Realism, misfits, Noir Fiction, offbeat, satirical fiction, suspense and witty

Stories that are sure to tickle your funny bone.

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