Beyond Bestsellers: Magical Realism

By Kristi S. October is over, the magic of the holiday season is upon us, and we are just beginning the magic of a new Beyond Bestsellers theme. If my pointed clues weren’t enough for you to guess, this month’s theme is Magical Realism! If you need a reminder of what Beyond Bestsellers is all […]

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LibraryReads List October 2018

by Lindsey A. October is one of my favorite months! We are fully immersed in fall this month. Whether you celebrate Halloween, harvest time, or simply enjoy the cozy sights and scents of the season, I hope you will find time for yourself to read in peace. Consider it a form of self-care! LibraryReads has […]

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You Caught My Eye: Beautiful Books

by Lindsey A. I’m a sucker for a beautiful book. They say we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and that’s true to an extent. Authors often have no say in the appearance of their books; sometimes that decision is made by the publisher. Still, some covers are just odious. On the other hand, […]

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Trigonometries of Love and Heartbreak

by Denise D. Do you ever find yourself noticing random coincidences between the books you read? Sometimes the coincidences are concrete, like the main characters in two different books walk the same route, eat the same unusual food, or have the same random thought. Other times, the connections are more thematic.  Lately, I’ve realized that many […]

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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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LibraryReads List May 2018

by Emily Z. It’s that time again–time to begin the transition from sweaters to summer tops and also to unveil the May book picks from LibraryReads. Maybe keep an extra sweater in your car, though. The sun will make up its mind soon. The LibraryReads readers have selected a vivid array of titles this month, […]

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LibraryReads List April 2018

by Lindsey A. Spring is finally here, and with this rebirth we have a crop of exciting new publications! At the top of the list is one of the books I voted for, Circe by Madeline Miller. Miller’s debut novel, The Song of Achilles, is one of my favorite books, and she continues in that vein […]

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Stiff Upper Lip, Apocalypse Version

by Denise D.  Packing Packing for the annual visit with family, I quickly skimmed my To Be Read (TBR) pile. Plentiful reading options are the travel essential. Even for a last-minute packer. Later, as the 737 filled, I scanned my choices. Predominantly dystopian tales set in England? Well, that’s one way to put holiday travel into […]

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Solstice Musings

by Denise D.  A Year in Reading Settling into the short days and long nights of late December, one often reflects on the year nearing its end. For me, that meant looking at My Completed Shelf in Bibliocommons. What did I read in 2017? What did I love? Other Worlds Turns out, I spent a lot […]

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LibraryReads List November 2017

by Denise D.  Thankful for transporting reads It’s November– time to be thankful! I’m thankful for fluffy blankets, snuggling cats and new fall books. The perfect autumn activity! Books that transport me to another place or time– so that I can travel without disturbing the cats– earn double gratitude. The November 2017 LibraryReads list delivers. […]

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