Staff Picks categorized 'romance'

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Escapist, Engaging and Immersive Teen Fiction

As we have reached the shortest day of the year, I think it is a perfect time to put together a list of recent teen fiction that provides a mental escape. These books are either funny, immersive, quirky, feel-good or a mix of all four. Books that may be called “a romp” or a “page-turner.” Because life isn’t always made of rainbows, these books still…
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Gentrification Stories

If you're on the waiting list for the book, "When No One Is Watching," here is a list of some of the best recent stories featuring gentrification at their core.  
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If You’re Waiting for "The Glass Hotel," Try These Other Books

You might have to wait to read Emily St. John Mandel’s newest novel, "The Glass Hotel," but there are plenty of books to read in the meantime. If you're looking for atmospheric stories told from multiple perspectives, check out these titles.
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Witchy Women and Haunted Places

The books on this list range in tone from Latinx folklore-derived magical realism to claustrophobic psychological terror but they all feature the uncanny, the surreal, or the supernatural in the form of buildings, women, or both. Blanca & Roja, White is for Witching, and Other Words for Smoke all feature sets of twins struggling to understand their relationship to each other while being encroached upon…
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Battle of the Books 2020: 6th Grade Booklist

6th Grade Battle Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 Learn more and register at www.carnegielibrary.org/battleofthebooks If you're interested in audio or digital copies of the books check out Hoopla and Overdrive (library card required) or ask your local library staff for help!
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Battle of the Books 2020: 9th through 12th grade booklist

9th - 12th Grade Battle Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Learn more and register at www.carnegielibrary.org/battleofthebooks If you're interested in audio or digital copies of the books check out Hoopla and Overdrive (library card required) or ask your local library staff for help!