Beyond Bestsellers: Beyond the Regency

by Lindsey A. We’ve reached the midpoint of our February edition of the Beyond Bestsellers reading challenge. I hope you’ve found a historical romance to read this month! You can also take our quiz to see a number of different lists with reading suggestions. If you haven’t created a list, please do. We love sharing […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Historical Romantic Suspense

by Jocelyn R. As a huge fan of the romance genre, it’s probably no surprise that I also find historical romance very appealing. With historical romance, not only do I get the love story, I also get the historical details that convey the spirit of the age – the society, social mores, courtship rules and […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Historical Romance

by Lindsey A. Welcome to your February edition of Beyond Bestsellers, Sno-Isle Libraries’ community reading challenge! I hope you’re all back in the swing of things. Jocelyn’s Epic Fantasy post will bring you up to speed with the second wave of the reading challenge. Each month we will read books from different themes, and participants can […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Epic Fantasy Lists

by Jocelyn R. As our month exploring epic fantasy comes to an end, I hope you enjoyed this challenge and were inspired to go on an epic quest (to Mordor), learn how to use a sword, explore notions of good and evil, discover some new favorite reads. I know I did! If you’re still looking […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Epic Fantasies From Books to Films

By Kaley C Are you, like me, a bit of a book purist? More specifically, when you find out about a soon-to-be-released TV show, do you need to read the book first? I can’t help it. There’s always more exciting details that can’t be put into production. Don’t get me started about Peeves the Poltergeist being left out […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Not Your Typical Epic Fantasy

by Kimberly P.  I have been looking forward to our Beyond Bestsellers: Epic Fantasy challenge for months now. I live for fantasy, and often enjoy writing my own stories based on fantastical worlds. But the downside to my addiction to fantasy is that, after a while, I need an escape from the genre’s common tropes. […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Epic Fantasy, Part 2

by Jocelyn R. Welcome back, fantasy readers! The month is half gone already, and I wanted to check in. How goes the epic fantasy challenge? Have you fallen for any new authors or series? Or done a re-read of an old favorite? In my post at the beginning of the month, I mentioned that Robert […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Epic Fantasy

by Jocelyn R. Welcome to 2018! Now that January is upon us, we’re back with the first Beyond Bestsellers theme of the new year. New to Beyond Bestsellers? This reading challenge highlights a different theme each month, along with some titles to get you started. To participate, readers sign up here, then simply read at least one […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Graphic Novel Lists

By Kaley C ​As our month of celebrating and exploring graphic novels comes to an end, I thought we could take a peek at some of the lists people have made. Just in case you’d like to squeeze in a few more as our break in December begins. Even though we won’t be highlighting another genre or format […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Graphic Novels and the Value of Visuals

by Emily Z. I will happily read all manner of graphic novels, from memoirs to tales of the fantastic, as long as I also like the illustrations. When a book is full of pictures, the pictures matter. If the images weren’t important to the graphic novel format, graphic novels could just be regular books—really short, […]

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