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Blog: Reader's Advisory

For Fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society

Now a popular streaming series for tweens, The Mysterious Benedict Society is based on a series of books by Trenton Lee Stewart. Check out these other great books and series while you wait for the next episode.

Up Lit: 15 Feel Good Fiction Novels

Novels designed to boost your mood and leave you smiling. Up Lit are uplifting, life-affirming stories chock full of humor, hope, kindness, compassion, empathy, love and joy.

Two Librarians, Too Many Books: True Crime Time

It's October, the month of ghosts, goblins, and all things spooky. To celebrate, we got together to discuss the creepiest type of stories we know: true crime. Read on for our (lightly-edited-for-clarity) conversation about what we think are the definitive tales of murder, mayhem, and conspiracy (and maybe a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. reference or two).

How to Find a Good Book to Read

All things are relative - including what constitutes a "good book," but finding books you'll enjoy is easy with the right tools.

Two Librarians, Too Many Books: Summer Reads

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.

Pacific Rim Uprising and the Like

The upcoming release of the Universal Pictures film “Pacific Rim Uprising” on March 23, 2018 inspires a new look into past Sci-Fi gems involving Alien Invasions, Robots and unwinnable struggles.

Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It’s Women’s History Month, Y’all!

It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

DIY Booklists

Share your best reads list with friends so they can borrow confidently.

Literary Thrillers

Explore a selection of books filled with danger, action and suspense with an intellectual edge.