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12 Incredibly Lovely Reads

Posted about 4 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, autobiographical fiction, beyond the bestsellers, character driven, compelling, finding a good book, haunting, Historical Fiction, Literary fiction, lyrical, Magical Realism, Novelist, Psychological Fiction, Readers' Advisory, reading recommendations, Stylistically complex, suspenseful and Unconventional

A selection of lyrical and lovely reading recommendations.

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20 Fascinating Reads with Unconventional Storylines

Posted about 26 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 27 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 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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25 Gripping Psychological Suspense Novels

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with Psychological Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Readers' Advisory, suspense, Suspense Fiction and Thrillers

Enthralling novels that will keep readers interested from start to finish. This post includes classics, popular authors and notable selections from the past year including books by popular authors like Riley Sager, Ruth Ware, Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Unger, JP Delaney and more.

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: Summer Reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with books to read, Fantasy Fiction, Horror Fiction, nonfiction books, Psychological Fiction, Readers' Advisory, reading recommendations, Summer Reads, suspense and Two Librarians, Too Many Books

We're back! This time, we're obsessing over what we consider the best "summer reads" around. Read on for our lightly-edited-for-clarity conversation about what titles we think you should plop down on a beach with or stay safely-contained within your air-conditioned home with. We don't judge.

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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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