This is the week leading up to Halloween. So of course I felt obligated to make a post about books that would be great to read over the holiday. And by obligated, I mean I’m super excited about this list because I’ve been super into horror lately. So here are some books that you should pick up to get in the right holiday spirit.
I am far from a Dylan scholar. I’ll admit that up front. I certainly know his songs; I can get why people flipped when he went electric and how Blonde on Blonde smoothed things over. But with his Nobel Prize for Literature, my interest in his work has been renewed. That’s why The Old, Weird America by Greil Marcus works out great to help check off the task of “Read a biography (not a memoir or autobiography)” the Read Harder challenge.
This is the year you finally write your novel! The Library is here to help with resources, events and lots and lots of coffee. Yes, you read that right–we’re providing you with free coffee.
In the wake of her best friend Charlie’s death, Grace goes on a mission to find Charlie’s father. Things aren’t what they seem, though, and soon Grace starts to question what’s really going on. If you enjoyed The Girl on the Train, I think you’ll enjoy Louise Jensen’s debut novel, The Sister.
Abbey has started reading 165 book series, but only finished 20%. Help her choose which series to finish next: The Steampunk Chronicles, the Snow White Trilogy, or the Cordelia Gray series.
Have you ever wondered how your favorite authors think, write and feel about literature, culture, music and current events? Then take a peek inside Neil Gaiman’s head with The View from the Cheap Seats.
For the past few summers, the fine folks at NPR have asked their readers to contribute to themed Best 100 book lists. [In 2012] they tackled the wide world of YA novels.
Abby suspects something much more sinister than raging hormones are changing Gretchen in Grady Hendrix’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism, a horror story about high school friendships.
It goes without saying that librarians love cats. But we love our dogs, too! Here are some of Suzy’s favorite books about dogs.
I go through cycles with my reading. Sometimes I am all historical fiction, sometimes popular science, sometimes romance, but in the summer I start yearning for science fiction and fantasy.