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Crafts for Chilly Fall Evenings

Whether you’re looking to create some handmade holiday gifts or just want to try your hand at a new craft, these books are sure to provide crafting inspiration for chilly fall evenings. 


Beyond Twilight

If you didn't hop on the Twilight train, you don't have to miss out on Vampire Romance altogether. Some of these might be too much. Some might be too little. You're bound to find one that's just right. Why resist any longer?


A Frightful Good Time

It’s that time of year again, when we dust off our Halloween costumes and put out our spookiest decorations. Get in the mood to be frightened and to scare your friends with these classic and contemporary stories! These titles run the gamut of classic ghost stories, modern comic book horror, and even a few short story collections for the avid horror fan.


Illustrated Romance Covers

A recent trend for the covers of modern romance novels is to feature fun illustrations with bold colors and cartoon features. These amusing covers might entice you to crack open a book and enjoy a little romance reading.


The Amazon is Burning

The Amazon has been under fire in one way or another since the 1500s when explorers first set foot in South America. These titles tell many different tales from the region, both historical and modern day. 


For Fans of True Crime

If you’ve loved the recent surge in popularity of crime documentaries and podcasts like “The Staircase” and “Serial”, don’t forget to hit the books for even more true crime. 


Dogs with Jobs

September is National Service Dog Month! Celebrate man's best friend by reading the stories that highlight the extraordinary work service dogs do.


Toni Morrison

To honor the recent passing of Toni Morrison, we have compiled a list of some of her most powerful and influential novels. Celebrate with us her life and work by exploring the literary legacy of one of the world's greatest authors.


Hurry up and Read!

It's back to school season. Time to squeeze in a last minute book before reading for fun becomes assigned reading. These short, quick books can be finished before they become lonely on your nightstand. These titles are also great for anyone who simply craves the satisfaction of a quick read.


Readalikes For "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" 

The film adaptation of Maria Semple's book, Where'd You Go Bernadette, will start playing in movie theaters on August 12th. If you are a fan of the quirky characters in "Where'd You Go Bernadette," you might also want to try one of these titles. 


It's Not Rocket Science: Astronomy Explained Simply


Everybody has asked questions about the things that lay beyond the night sky, but the study of astronomy and physics can be both alluring and daunting.  How can a person be expected to find out more about such a fascinating science when it's all muddled up by complicated vocabulary and mathematics?  Don't give up on your curiosity just yet, because these seven books make big ideas much easier to digest.  These scientists work carefully to unravel the meaning, not the equations, behind the universe's deep mysteries.  Not a rocket scientist?  Then you're in the right place.


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