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10 Character-Driven and Upbeat Books to Put You in a Good Mood

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Romance | Tagged with amusing, appeal, beyond the bestsellers, character-driven, Domestic Fiction, engaging, finding a good book, heartwarming, likable characters, Love Stories, quirky, reading recommendations, relationships and upbeat

Stories that are fun, lighthearted, hopeful and optimistic.

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15 Incredible Historical Fiction Novels Inspired by True Stories

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction | Tagged with appeal, atmospheric, authentic, based on true stories, beyond the bestsellers, biographical fiction, character-driven, courageous, engaging, finding a good book, Historical Fiction, intricately plotted, Love Stories, moving, moving, richly detailed, romantic, strong sense of place, survival, suspenseful and World War II Fiction

Extraordinary novels inspired by notable real-life events.

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10 Books With Delightfully Odd Characters You're Gonna Love

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with amusing, appeal, atmospheric, engaging, finding a good book, funny fiction, historical mysteries, humorous stories, likable characters, Literary fiction, quirky characters, reading recommendations, satirical fiction and upbeat

Reading recommendations with odd, quirky and likable characters that are designed to delight and entertain.

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Knitting a Few Good Yarns: Themed Cozy Mysteries

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with compelling, cozy mysteries, cozy mystery, crochet, engaging, events, gentle reads, hobby mysteries, homespun, knit, knitters, knitting, knitting -- fiction, mystery stories, needlework, programs and quirky

Curl up with one of these great themed cozy mysteries. People who love to crochet, embroider, knit, sew or weave will love the variety of selections in this post.

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10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018

Posted 7 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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9 Wonderfully Witty, Fast-Paced Funny Fiction Novels

Posted 8 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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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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7 Offbeat Funny Fiction Novels Featuring Quirky Characters

Posted 10 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 Amusing Fiction Novels with a Heartwarming Tone

Posted 10 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and Romance | Tagged with amusing, appeal, books to read, character-driven, engaging, finding a good book, 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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