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Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS, read by Daniel Weyman
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Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS, read by Daniel Weyman

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   The Labyrinth of the Spirits, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and read by Daniel Weyman Casting a male narrator for a novel featuring a […]

Jonathan Auxier’s SWEEP: A Truly Magical Read

Jonathan Auxier’s SWEEP: A Truly Magical Read

Cindy: Every so often, and not often enough, a book sweeps me off my feet and makes me want to curl up and read it straight through. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster (2018) is one of those books.Part historical fiction, part Jewish mythology, and part magical realism, this tale of a young […]

Kenneth Oppel’s The Nest and Two Atmospheric Read-Alikes

Kenneth Oppel’s The Nest and Two Atmospheric Read-Alikes

Cindy: While reading the first half of The Nest (2015), by Kenneth Oppel, I couldn’t help but remember David Almond’s Printz Honor book, Skellig (1998). Both books feature a boy who worries about his sick baby sibling. Both have strange creatures on the property. Skellig, a disheveled old man with wings, sits in a dark corner […]

Serendipity in the Stacks #43: Still Water Saints

Serendipity in the Stacks #43: Still Water Saints

The title of this blog post was inspired by Misha. She used this phrase in one of her posts and I started pondering, “What is serendipity in the stacks and when does it occur? What kind of books have I found on the shelves and felt a ‘Eureka!’ moment?” “Serendipity in the Stacks” is a […]

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Authors you should try: Sarah Addison Allen

Authors you should try: Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen became a book club favorite with her debut novel, Garden Spells. Her follow up title, The Sugar Queen, followed suit and it will be no surprise if her latest, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, becomes equally popular. Allen writes magical stories of ordinary women with peculiar abilities in recognizable situations. Even […]

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