must reads

Aug
03

Booklovers Podcast Episode 4: Game of Thrones Readalikes

This week, we’re talking about books to read if you’re a Game of Thrones fan. Enjoy epic fantasy novels full of intrigue? Read one of these titles! Download the Libby app and get instant access to thousands of eBook and downloadable audiobooks. Want more book suggestions? Try NowWhat, our personalized service. Don’t miss an episode! […]

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Jul
27

Podcast Episode 3: Books on our Nightstands

Welcome to the third episode of the Booklovers Podcast. During this episode, we talk about the books on our nightstands. These are the books we’ve been waiting to read.  What books are on your nightstand? Save Save Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS           […]

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Mar
22

What’s On Our Nightstands

Readers almost always have a To Be Read list or even a stack of actual books. We want to be prepared for when we finish a book. We need to know that books are at hand so that we’re not stuck reading the back of the cereal box. Some of us stash books to make […]

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Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are more than just collections of comic books with spandex clad heroes battling villains, written for teens or kids. They’re complex, well-told stories, sometimes dealing with serious subjects such as the Civil Rights Movement. Plus, they have the added storytelling bonus of illustrations accompanying the text. Think of them as grown up picture […]

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May
08

May Is for Mysteries

May is full of murder and mayhem. At least the literary kind as we celebrate mystery novels and audiobooks. No matter your reading or listening preference, there are mysteries for you. I’ve defined some subgenres and listed a few of my favorite authors. Cozy: Minimal, non-explicit violence with an amateur sleuth. A lot of cozies […]

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Mar
13

6 Game of Thrones Readalikes

If you’re a fan of the series of books by George RR Martin or the television series, you might enjoy one of these. They’re sweeping sagas with epic battles, magic, betrayal, conflict between Good and Evil – all of the good stuff! The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley. Immortal Prince by Jennifer Fallon Judging Eye […]

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Feb
22

8 Inspirational Novels

Family, love, responsibility, and commitment are dramatized with humor, sensitivity, and suspense in inspirational fiction.  Here are eight novels found in CCPL’s collection. After a Fashion by Jen Turano In 1882, Miss Harriet Peabody is a shop girl with high hopes in New York City, but her love of fashion isn’t enough to smooth her […]

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Jan
23

Teen Books Adults Should Read

  There are amazing teen books being written. The successes of Harry Potter and Twilight have lured some adults into the teen section of the library but more of you should visit! See what you’re missing. Books for teens deal with a lot of the same issues as books for adults: relationships, functional and otherwise, […]

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