Book Lists

Domo Arigato, Mr. Robot: 12 Titles To Tide Fans Over Until Next Season

Domo Arigato, Mr. Robot: 12 Titles To Tide Fans Over Until Next Season

The second season of Mr. Robot ended last night with an episode that created more questions than it answered. The delirious show—a critical favorite and recent Emmy victor—has an ultra-engaged fan base, soon to emerge from behind their laptop screens with time and a conspiratorial void to fill. For their sakes, here are 12 smart, well-written titles, […]

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2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the fifth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The 2017 Carnegie Medal shortlist will be announced on Wednesday, October 26, and the […]

Ten Books for Readers Who Truly, Madly Love Liane Moriarity

Ten Books for Readers Who Truly, Madly Love Liane Moriarity

Fiction fans just can’t get enough of Liane Moriarty’s addictive domestic dramas. In her latest, Truly, Madly, Guilty, three families’ lives are changed forever by one moment of carelessness. Recommend these other emotionally charged tales of what happens when the bonds of family and friendship are tested.  Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner Don’t Try to […]

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October 2016 LibraryReads

October 2016 LibraryReads

October 2016 LibraryReads are here! Check out the ten October titles chosen by librarians below, linked to Booklist reviews where available. (And look for the Booklist review of The Mothers in our September 15 issue.) Any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads! Vote for your favorite titles today. News of the World, by […]

Hey Ladies: Lesbian Romance

Hey Ladies: Lesbian Romance

Like straight romances, lesbian romance novels feature many different subgenres and levels of sexiness. They also contain many of the same tropes. But in these books, girl meets girl, girl loses girl, and girls get back together to live happily ever after. The Gravity Between Us, by Kristin Zimmer Rising Hollywood starlet Kendall Bettencourt and college student Payton […]

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Science vs. Romance: Stories of Robot Love

Science vs. Romance: Stories of Robot Love

Facts versus romance You go and call yourself the boss But we’re not robots inside a grid Text versus romance You go and add it all you want Still we’re not robots inside a grid Zeros and ones —”Science vs. Romance,” by Rilo Kiley But what if you are a robot? Are you not capable of love, […]

Witty Heroines, Steamy Romance Novels

Witty Heroines, Steamy Romance Novels

Today’s leading authors of historical romance know that readers crave witty repartee as much as they once craved rakes and scoundrels. In an era when ladies of genteel breeding had little authority, they found their wit was one power they could leverage—and leverage it they did. To follow are some of our favorite witty heroines. [WARNING: verbal sparring […]

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14 Smart, Sweeping, and Sometimes Snarky Stories for fans of The Nix

14 Smart, Sweeping, and Sometimes Snarky Stories for fans of The Nix

Nathan Hill’s epic debut, The Nix, is one of this fall’s most talked-about novels. It follows Professor Samuel Anderson as he learns that his estranged mother has just been arrested for literally throwing stones at an ultra-conservative presidential candidate. Trying to discern his mother’s motivations leads Anderson to the latter half of the last century’s highest and lowest points, punctuated perfectly with […]

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All the Young Punks: Punk Rock Primers

All the Young Punks: Punk Rock Primers

I have a confession. If I were to have an alter ego, it would be a punk-rock chick. I am about as far from punk rock as you can get, which, perhaps, accounts for my fascination with this culture. I love rules; I’m not very political; and I hate wearing black, though I’d happily dye […]

A Free, Back-to-School Audiobook Bonanza!

Teachers and librarians, rejoice! Epic!— a fast-growing service developed by audiobook industry leaders to provide engaging, quality literature from a wide range of publishers on most digital devices—is giving out the best back-to-school freebie ever: Thousands of ebooks, many with audiobook read-along accompaniment, for your unlimited use, with no end date or limit! Better still, you can create up […]

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