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2018 Reading List: The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

March 7, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson (William Morrow, 2017) was selected as the winner of the Women’s Fiction category. In The Almost Sisters, Geeky Leia is pregnant after…

March Mysteries with an Irish Connection

March 6, 2018

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, these March mysteries each have a connection to the Emerald Isle—books set in Ireland, featuring Irish characters, or their descendants in the US. If you’re in the mood for a mystery to go along with your corned beef and cabbage, try one of these reads—they promise more twists and…

2018 Reading List: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

March 5, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi (Tor, 2017) was selected as the winner of the Science Fiction category. In the Interdependency, each planet relies on its far-flung neighbors…

2018 Reading List: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

March 2, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

2018 Reading List: The Dime by Kathleen Kent

February 28, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. The Dime by Kathleen Kent (Mulholland Books, 2017) was selected as the winner of the Mystery category. In The Dime, Dallas detective Betty Rhyzyk comes from a family…

2018 Reading List: Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

February 26, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

2018 Reading List: The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker

February 23, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

2018 Reading List: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

February 21, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

2018 Reading List: Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

February 20, 2018

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

Walking Around in Others’ Shoes . . . with Your Book Group

February 20, 2018

I am an eternal optimist. This tendency to think things will work out for the best is sometimes at odds with my inner curmudgeon, but what can you do. I like to think this conflict keeps my also-inner Pollyanna in check, but sometimes, that Pollyanna is strong. Take, for example, the time my book group…

HOW TO BOOK CLUB

Find Books for a Book Club

There’s a question I always ask whenever I visit a book club: “What’s the best book you’ve ever discussed?” This is a surefire way to start a lively discussion, one that always begins with the books the group has enjoyed and inevitably transitions to those they haven’t. Eventually, the group will conclude that the best…

Find A Book Club

Joining a book club can seem impossible if you don’t know where to look but you’ll find like-minded book lovers at the following tried-and-tested places. BOOK CLUBS IRL The Library Always the best place for aspiring book clubbers to start. Head to the reference desk and ask the person there about book clubs she’s sure…

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