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

Posted about 1 month 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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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: Squad Goals

Posted about 1 month ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with autobiographies, biographies, memoirs, Readers' Advisory, reading recommendations and Two Librarians, Too Many Books

It’s almost summer which means it’s almost peak-reading season which means it’s time for us to yell at each other about all the books there are to read (and for you to sit back and enjoy the show!). Read on for a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of our chat on the books about the best squads around.

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12 Captivating and Compelling Reads

Posted about 1 month 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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What's in the Egg? Picture Books Featuring Eggs

Posted 2 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge and Children and Parenting | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, eggs - fiction, PBS, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read and stories

You never know what surprising and extraordinary animal may pop out of an egg! All kinds of picture books featuring eggs are posted here. Happy Spring!

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10 Books With Delightfully Odd Characters You're Gonna Love

Posted 2 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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Travel via Mystery Novels

Posted 4 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and Nature and Travel | Tagged with armchair travel, fiction, foreign countries, Mysteries, reading recommendations and travel

Are you unable to afford the expense or time for a vacation? Try reading one of these mysteries set in exotic cultures and/or locales where the place is just as much a part of the story as the characters and plot.

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Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Movies and Music, New Books and Movies, Nonfiction and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with african american authors, African American History, African-Americans Fiction, artists, Black History Month, Historical Fiction, juvenile fiction, photography, picture books, picture books for children, programs, Read-In and reading recommendations

Notable books to read during Black History Month and beyond. This blog post includes fiction and nonfiction selections for adults, teens and children.

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10 Sherlockian Novels That are Perfect for Fans of Sherlock

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Mysteries and Thrillers | Tagged with Detective Stories, Historical Fiction, private investigators, reading recommendations, secret societies, Sherlock Holmes, suspense and thriller

Fans of the television series Sherlock will love these modern stories featuring the infamous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes.

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