Beyond Bestsellers: John Grisham

By Kristi S. DUM DUM. If you read that in a particular tone, you probably love a legal thriller. And if you love a legal thriller, you are probably a fan of John Grisham. Grisham has written over 40 books, most of which involve exciting legal drama inspired by his own experiences. He was a […]

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Gimme Shelter

by Marie B. It’s time to deploy my winter plan, which involves donning my fuzzy slippers, procuring a warm beverage, and hunkering down with a good read. Yes, storms may be raging outside, but I will be snug as a bug.  Still, I do love the spectacle of stormy weather. Luckily, there are numerous books […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: James Patterson

by Marie B I don’t know about you, but I enjoy October and its rather gloomy weather.  It’s perfect for hunkering down with a warm beverage and a good book.  As the days grow darker, dear reader, so does Beyond Bestsellers.  This month our focus is on crime fiction.

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Shark Week 2k19

By Kaley It’s upon us once more! Sunday, July 28th marks the beginning of Shark Week. It feels like we’ve been in shark-mode for some time now, as baby shark loops in our brains and the image of Katy Perry’s left shark dances on in our hearts. Was anyone else out there a shark kid, […]

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Trust Me

by Marie B. Here I am, reading my book, totally immersed, when WHAMMO, I discover something so shocking that it makes me question everything that has come before.  Welcome to the Unreliable Narrator plot device. You might think that classifying a book as having an unreliable narrator is enough to spoil the story.  Through hard […]

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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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Once Upon a Crime

by Marie B. September has just begun, but fall is already on the horizon.  What comes to mind for you when you think of autumn?  Perhaps it’s crunching through piles of colorful leaves, or the first frost.  Is it enjoying (or avoiding) pumpkin spice everything?  For my part, I think of hunkering down with a […]

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LibraryReads List September 2018

by Emily Z. Oh my. It is basically fall now, isn’t it? Have you dusted off your reusable, resin decorative gourds and nutmeg-scented LED tea lights yet? Now that the apocalyptic haze of smoke is fading I’m feeling ready for a nice, briskly refreshing coating of rain and falling leaves. Or perhaps you’re looking to […]

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Plot Twists

by Michelle C. There is nothing quite like leaving a theater after having watched a movie with a plot twist. Half the audience is in shock and awe. The other half loudly claiming that they knew how it would end the whole time. I am in the first half. Even if I know going into […]

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LibraryReads List August 2018

by Lindsey A. August is the month of women! Every author featured on this month’s LibraryReads list is a woman, and the books themselves are female-focused. Just an observation! At the top of the list is Vox by Christina Dalcher, a compelling dystopian novel about a future in which women are limited to speaking 100 […]

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