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20 Fascinating Reads with Unconventional Storylines

Posted about 17 hours 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 1 day 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 Intriguing Reads You Won't Want to Put Down

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Mysteries and Thrillers | Tagged with appeal, atmospheric, beyond the bestsellers, compelling, finding a good book, gritty, Historical Fiction, intriguing, Literary fiction, Psychological Fiction, suspenseful and Unconventional

Interesting reads filled with multi-dimensional, interesting, compelling and beguiling characters.

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10 Books With Delightfully Odd Characters You're Gonna Love

Posted 3 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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15 Compelling Dystopian Reads

Posted 5 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, dystopias, 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, which includes classics and recent popular publications.

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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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The Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, New Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books 2017, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, best nonfiction, booklists, books to read, Detective and Mystery Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Families Fiction, family relationships, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, leadership, Literary fiction, notable books, Political Fiction, Psychological Fiction, reading recommendations, Short Stories, Spy Fiction, Suspense Fiction, World War I Fiction and World War II Fiction

Explore a selection of the "best of the best" fiction and nonfiction books of 2017.

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Beyond the Best Sellers: Mysteries and Thrillers

Posted about 1 year ago by Rebecca S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with beyond the bestsellers, book lists, cold cases, Detective and mystery stories, detectives, Dysfunctional families -- Fiction, Great Britain, historical mysteries, legal thriller, Literary fiction, murder mysteries, Mysteries, Nordic Noir, Psychological Fiction, Psychological Thriller, regency fiction, Suspense Fiction and Thrillers

Like mysteries and thrillers, but struggling to find something new? Check out our list of the best mysteries and thrillers of 2017 that have flown under the radar.

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Great Early Fall Reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with adventure fiction, biographies, cold cases, fairy tales, family, FBI agents, Historical Fiction, Literary fiction, neighbors, nonfiction, pirates fiction, sea stories, serial killers, social life and customs, United States History, unsolved murders and women sleuths

A short list of fiction and nonfiction fall reads.

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