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20 Fascinating Reads with Unconventional Storylines

Posted about 25 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction | Tagged with appeal, beyond the bestsellers, character-driven, coming of age stories, family sagas, finding a good book, intricately plotted, Literary fiction, Magical Realism, metafiction, moving, Political Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Readers' Advisory, reflective, Stylistically complex, thought-provoking and Unconventional

Expect the unexpected with these thought-provoking novels.

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15 Atmospheric and Memorable Reads to Lose Yourself In

Posted about 26 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, atmospheric, beyond the bestsellers, character driven, coming of age stories, compelling, finding a good book, Ghost Stories, Gothic Fiction, Historical Fiction, intricately plotted, leisurely paced, Literary fiction, Paranormal Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Readers' Advisory, richly detailed, romantic suspense, Suspense Fiction, suspenseful and world building

Ambiance abound in these atmospheric novels crossing a range of genres.

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12 Captivating and Compelling Reads

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, atmospheric, beyond the bestsellers, character driven, coming of age stories, compelling, finding a good book, intricately plotted, legal thrillers, Psychological Suspense, Readers' Advisory, reading recommendations, richly detailed, Spy Fiction, Stylistically complex, Suspense Fiction and world-building

Get ready for an engrossing reading experience with these reading recommendations.

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8 Humorous Books Featuring Misfits and Their Misadventures

Posted 10 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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4 Laugh Out Loud Domestic Fiction Novels

Posted 11 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with amusing, appeal, books to read, coming of age stories, domestic fiction, eccentrics, engaging, family relationships, finding a good book, funny fiction, Humorous Fiction, humorous stories, likable characters, Motherhood -- Humor, quirky, Readers' Advisory, upbeat and witty

A selection of humorous novels focusing on family relationships along with tips on finding a good book.

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Black Lives Matter: A Teen Booklist

Posted 11 months ago by Connie C

Posted in Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with African Americans, Black Lives Matter Movement, coming of age stories, discrimination, justice, personal narratives, race relations, racism, teenagers and young adult books

​Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, these titles offer inspiration for discussions of race, justice and privilege.​

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