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10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018

Posted about 8 days 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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10 Best Fiction Books of 2018

Posted about 10 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, books to read, Historical Fiction, notable books, reading recommendations and Short Stories

So many books, so little time. A short list that includes notable fiction titles from 2018 and lots of "best of the year" lists to explore for further reading.

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Best Young Adult Books of 2018

Posted about 13 days ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, 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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8 Humorous Books Featuring Misfits and Their Misadventures

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with books to read, coming of age stories, eccentrics, engaging, funny fiction, hilarious, humorous stories, likable, misadventures, misfits, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, 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 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, 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, 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 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with books to read, character-driven storylines, crime capers, engaging writing style, fast paced, funny fiction, humorous stories, likable characters, offbeat tone, plot-driven storylines and snarky characters

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

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6 Amusing Fiction Novels With a Heartwarming Tone

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Romance | Tagged with amusing, appeal, books to read, character-driven, engaging, funny books, funny fiction, heartwarming, humorous stories, likable characters, offbeat, quirky characters, Readers' Advisory, tone in writing and upbeat

Stories that are sure to induce a few chuckles and a smile.

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5 Funny Fiction Novels Chock Full of Farce and Satire

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with adult books for young adults, amusing, 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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