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Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond

Posted 6 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 Best Biographies of 2018

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with aging, anecdotes, autobiographies, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, biographies, essays, farmers, Humor, memoirs, mortality, notable books, personality tests, psychology, reading recommendations, slavery, slaves and wit

Biographies, autobiographies, essays and memoirs from famous and not so famous, but very interesting people sharing intimate details of their lives.

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10 Best Business Books of 2018

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks and New Books and Movies | Tagged with activism, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, Business, capitalism, career changes, Careers, corporate culture, data, data mining, fraud, information technology, internet, interpersonal relations, job hunting, labor, leadership, motivation, power, psychology, reading recommendations, self-actualization, social movements, success, teams, time management, work, work-life balance and workplace

Compelling books on business, capitalism, economics, data mining, leadership and success.

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10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with addiction, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, cyberterrorism, essays, history, Library, medical, prisons, reading recommendations, social media and true crime

True to life stories filled with compelling history, crime, addiction, investigative journalism, essays and so much more.

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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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Picture Books Featuring Feisty, Self-Confident Heroines

Posted 10 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, etiquette, feisty, friendship, heroines, humorous books for kids, identity, perseverance, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, school, self-confidence, self-esteem, stories and words

Stories featuring fun stories and spunky heroines.

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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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