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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

26 Oct 2021 Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Kevin Partner, James Swallow, Christopher Hopper, and more. If Fantasy is what your …
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Beautiful World, Where Are You: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney. Quick(-ish) Recap The one-paragraph version: Alice …
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Literati Book Club Subscription: Review & Unboxing!

I’ve seen these lovely turquoise Literati Book Club boxes around, but this subscription book club didn’t really catch my eye until I found out about the fantastic authors and luminaries that curate their selections. When I was offered the opportunity to review a Literati box, I jumped at the chance. …
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Stephen Graham Jones Reading Pathways

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Lately, whenever I look for horror recommendations I stumble into the same name over and over again: Stephen Graham Jones.  There’s a reason for that. Stephen Graham Jones is a prolific Indigenous author …
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New Books to Read in Literary Fiction

26 Oct 2021 Literary fiction readers are in for a treat. This week’s latest releases list is full of intriguing reads you won’t want to miss! The new releases list includes so many bestselling authors like Jayne Moore Waldrop, Trice Hickman, Alison Stine, and many more. Enjoy your new literary …
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New Romance Books to Read

26 Oct 2021 Looking to fall in love with some new romance reads? You’ll adore these exciting new novels! This week you can get your hands on books by bestselling authors Willow Winters, Karen Kingsbury, Helen Hardt, and more. Enjoy your new romance books and happy reading! Related grant scrolls_pure; …
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Yankee Doodle Jones: The Creepiest Patriot of Them All

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. You’ve read about Captain America and his less-successful patriotic compatriots. You’ve read about Captain Battle, one of the weirdest of Cap’s less-successful knockoffs. Now it is time for you to read about an …
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Summary and Review: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

The one-paragraph version: Joy Delany goes missing, and her husband Stan is the prime suspect. Joy and Stan used to run a tennis school but are now retired. As her kids try to find out what happened, they end up confronting their own issues and in their relationships with each …
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Apples Never Fall: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty. Quick(-ish) Recap The one-paragraph version: Joy Delany goes missing, and …
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Summary, Analysis + Review: Bewilderment by Richard Powers

One-paragraph version: Theo is an astrobiologist who is raising his 9-year-old son Robin (who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s, ADHD, etc.) who has been having behavioral issues since Theo’s wife’s death. Theo starts Robin on an experimental treatment called Decoded Neurofeedback, getting him to try to mirror brain patterns of …
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Why Aren’t There Picture Books for Adults?

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. “Why aren’t there picture books for adults?” The question may have crossed your mind as you browsed shelf after shelf of picture books for kids. Often full of color and beautiful illustrations, they …
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An Ode To My First Reading Buddy

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. My paternal grandmother was my first reading buddy. One of those dear and rare people you can read in peace beside. They share books with you. They know when you wish to rest …
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I’m Glad I Don’t Picture Anything When I Read

Close your eyes and picture an apple. Okay, I assume you’ve opened them back up. What color was the apple? What shape was it? How big was it? Was it sitting on something, hanging from a tree branch, floating in the air? Can you rotate it in your mind? Can …
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December 2021 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Oct 8th, 2021 (Last Updated Oct 8th, 2021) Notable upcoming books to be published in December 2021, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month: Here’s to Us (What If It’s Us #2)Becky AlbertalliWhat It’s About: Ben has …
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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read

26 Oct 2021 Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including John Connolly, …
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Let These 12 Dark Fantasy Books Enchant Your Life

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Recently, my love for dark fantasy books has grown. Maybe it’s my love for horror and the creepy atmospheric vibe that makes me want these books more and more. Maybe it’s because most …
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THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: The Influence of the Novel

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. In 1938, during the Great Depression, my grandmother was a teenager and one of ten kids of a Portuguese immigrant farmer in Massachusetts. She enjoyed radio shows like The Shadow. Her family couldn’t …
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Rock Paper Scissors: Recap & Summary

The Quick Recap and Section-by-Section Summary for Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney. Quick(-ish) Recap The two-paragraph version: Amelia and Adam are on …
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Interview with Amy McNulty, Author of Don’t Judge a Book

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Don’t Judge a Book by Its Hover? After years of writing YA and romance, I had a blast writing the first few books in my debut paranormal cozy mystery series, A Spooky Games Club Mystery. The “hook” in that …
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Interview with RG Long, Author of Blade of the Faithful

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Blade of the Faithful? I love epic fantasy stories. But every story has a deeper purpose! I wanted to write Blade of the Faithful to discuss secrets. What happens when we hide from others? What keeps us from being …
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Interview with Maggie March, Author of Dead and Deader (Lucy

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Dead and Deader? Dead and Deader is the seventh book in a fun cozy mystery series featuring Lucy McGuffin, an amateur sleuth who can always tell when other people are lying. Couple that with her little rescue dog, Paco, …
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Summary, Spoilers + Review: Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

The two-paragraph version: Amelia and Adam are on a getaway, staying at an old chapel. There’s also a woman named Robin living in a cottage nearby. Adam is a screenwriter who is known for adapting the novels of a writer named Henry Winter. He has reoccuring nightmares about his mother …
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Biography Books To Read

28 Oct 2021 Biography Books To Read | October 2021 Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Richard P. Allison, Dave Grohl, Bret …
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