Beyond Bestsellers: Westerns

by Liz K. We are officially halfway through the month of September and our month of reading Westerns. I hope you are enjoying exploring this genre as much as I am! Already knowing that I enjoy the Historical/Classic Westerns, I have focused my reading this month on titles that cross over into other genres. Here are […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Westerns

by Liz K. (SnoIsleLib_LizK) Welcome to September! The bad news: Summer is unofficially over. The good news: A new Beyond Bestsellers theme is upon us! New to Beyond Bestsellers? Not sure how to get started with our new community reading program? You can get caught up here, but it’s really pretty simple. Each month we’ll […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories Lists

by Brian H. Be inspired to read a true story title from one of these Beyond Bestsellers participant created lists.  True Stories theme for August has wrapped up and we are looking forward to Westerns for September.  But really, you can add a list on any of the themes at anytime.  Read and recommend to […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Metaphorical Journeys

by Marina M. A journey starts with a single page . . . As happens with many people that read a lot (or anything at all, really), I find that some books make a difference in my life. They take me on a journey, if you will. Not a physical or literal journey. More metaphorical. […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories

by Brian H. True Stories Inspire We are halfway through this month’s theme, True Stories. Community readers have been inspired! The lists of True Story and Mystery titles are coming in steadily. Literary journalism is an area of true storytelling that I have a great interest in. My daughter Lily has just completed her journalism […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories

by Brian For the month of August, the Beyond Bestsellers theme is true stories! If you are just joining us, read this post to learn details about participating. Beyond Bestsellers is a new reading challenge where we will be reading books from different themes each month. Participants can engage by creating lists in the new […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Mystery Lists

by Michelle C. Our resourceful participants have been busy this month creating lists and sharing their favorite titles from Beyond Bestsellers: Mysteries. I want to share some of these lists and encourage other participants to share their favorites as well! ree86 created a fun list called Beyond Bestsellers: Dying for a Vacation: Visit exotic locales […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Atmospheric mysteries to carry you away

by Denise As you might have noticed, I have a bit of a travel obsession. I feed that addiction with books when I can’t hit the road or skies. It’s all about setting… When it comes to armchair escape, few genres suit for a quick trip quite like mysteries. Detectives snoop around hidden corners, question […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Golden Age Mysteries

by Jennifer K. Come Back to the Golden Age My father is a book collector. He used to take me to used book stores, where we would hunt the stacks for first editions of Golden Age detective stories. Mysteries of the Golden Age (the 1920s through the 1940s, with a few outliers before and after) […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Historical Mysteries

by Michelle C. If you are just joining us, we are participating in a new reading challenge called Beyond Bestsellers. Each month we will read a different theme and discuss what we liked and what we didn’t like about that theme. We will also be offering reading suggestions from library staff and customers for each theme. […]

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