LibraryReads List July 2018

by Emily Z. It’s finally July and phew, can you tell! With weather like this, the sparkling cover of Naomi Novik’s latest book looks downright refreshing. Spinning Silver is the crown jewel of this month’s LibraryReads picks and following the meteoric popularity of her last fantasy Uprooted (oh, and the whole Temeraire series), it’s quite understandable. […]

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A Journey Through the Ottoman Empire

By Kristi S. I have a confession: I am addicted to taking online quizzes. The reward of vague self-awareness is greater than the risk, in my opinion. I will drop everything to find out important things like what kind of potato I am (I am the down-to-earth mashed potato, by the way). So, when I […]

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Highland Flings

By Marie B. Spring has finally sprung, the heather is in bloom, and, naturally, thoughts turn to romances featuring men who (probably) wear kilts.  Well, my thoughts do. Perhaps you think romance is not your cup of tea.  As a die-hard fan of mystery and suspense, that is exactly what I thought.  But…

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Meet the WA Authors of the 3rd Grade Reading Challenge

by Karin T. This month, Washington authors Patrick Jennings and Kelly Jones have even more third-grade fans than usual. Patrick and Kelly visited schools in Snohomish and Island counties as part of the Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem Third Grade Reading Challenge. The Reading Challenge is a literary trivia program. Third graders work together to develop […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Historical Romance Lists

by Lindsey A. It’s the end of February… and the end of romance! Just kidding. Romance will go on forever. We have reached the end of this month’s Beyond Bestsellers theme, though. As I said in my last post, the romance I chose to read this month was The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by […]

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Love is in the Air! Just Kidding, it’s Plague.

By Kristi S If you are cynical like me, or were not hit by cupid’s sparrow this year, last week might have gotten under your skin. Valentine’s Day is a holiday I have never enjoyed. Perhaps it is the shock of turning a corner in the store and finding everything bright pink. Maybe it is […]

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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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LibraryReads List February 2018

by Emily Z. Can you even believe it is already February? Whether or not you’re thrilled with the pace of this year’s progress, February’s LibraryReads List has a little bit of everything to distract you from tax season. There’s family drama (real and fictional), chilling thrillers, continuing dystopian travails, historical fiction, and Sophie Kinsella, bringing the love just […]

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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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Audiobooks to Transcend Rush Hour

by Kristi S. Like most Western Washingtonians, I spend a lot of time sitting in traffic. A lot of time. Seriously, I spend more time on one freeway on-ramp than I do with my mother. So, I started bringing audiobooks on the road with me as a way to stay calm and composed while I drive. […]

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