LibraryReads List January 2017

by Marina Welcome to 2017! A new year, a new list of highly anticipated books! With the libraries closed today and tomorrow you have gobs of time to peruse these upcoming titles and place holds to your heart’s content. Oh, and in case you were wondering, here are the LibraryReads favorite of favorites for 2016. And (spoiler alert–ha ha, […]

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Awards Round-up: December 2016

by Jocelyn Welcome to the December Awards Round-up! We are covering two different awards this month. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize The “First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1st and December 31st of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and […]

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For the Love of Pulp!

by Liz As a lover of all things stemming from and/or related to mid-century kitsch, it was the cover art originally drew me to the pulp fiction genre. Dramatic, racy, and a titch sleazy, displaying these covers with their scandalous titles adds a little spice to anyone’s bookcase. And after almost 20 years of collecting, my […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Jorjeana Marie

by Danielle On average I listen to about 75 books a year. Since I started using my commute and chores to work my way through my TBR pile, I’ve probably listened to over 300 books. I’ve fallen in and out of love with some narrators and had my favorites. But I confess that often times […]

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LibraryReads List November 2016

by Marina Welcome to the last new LibraryReads list of 2016–December will feature a best of 2016 list from all of this year’s previous winners. If you’ve read along with LibraryReads in 2016 do you have any predictions of what will make that list? The “best of” for November is Faithful by Alice Hoffman. The […]

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LibraryReads List October 2016

by Marina Fall is here! Winds gusting, rain falling sideways, and frost beginning to cover your windshield. Plus some pretty fall leaves and pumpkin bread, I guess. All excellent reasons for staying inside with a brand new book. Books that are highly touted by library staff around the country. You can see a lot of […]

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Thrills & Chills: Mysteries to Die For with Ingrid Thoft

By Marie Oak Harbor Library presents Thrills & Chills, a series of four programs featuring authors of mystery and suspense (September 28 – October 18). A different author will appear each week and sign books following their program.  Wind & Tide Books will provide book sales at each event. Last week J.A. Jance was interviewed on […]

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Thrills & Chills: Mysteries to Die For with J.A. Jance

Author Q & A Featuring J.A. Jance by Marie Just in time to usher in fall – the quintessential season for settling in with a good mystery – the Oak Harbor Library will present Thrills & Chills, a series of four programs featuring authors of mystery and suspense. A different author will appear each week and […]

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LibraryReads List September 2016

by Marina Another month, another list of 10 books highly regarded by library staff around the country to share with you all! Quite a few focus on the family (both in good ways and bad ways). It’s kind of a nice change from the thriller/mystery/historical/thriller/thriller/thriller we usually see. Not that that’s a bad thing. It’s just […]

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LibraryReads List August 2016

by Marina Ahhh, August! The dog days of summer*. Well, maybe in any place else besides the good old Pacific Northwest. Our weather remains a mystery. As do the majority of the books on this month’s LibraryReads list. Ha ha! Because most of them are mysteries. Eh. Never mind. But, mixed in with a goodly […]

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