Staff picks

Dec
27

Dystopian books for adults

Teen dystopian books and series such as The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner, with their attendant popularity and movie deals, have become all the rage among readers and viewers who favor tales that are “relating to or denoting an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian […]

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Jun
30

8 Humorous Books

When you need to escape with a few laughs, try one of these eight humorous novels. American Housewife by Helen Ellis – A collection of stories featuring conventional, if ruthless, housewives features a rigged reality television show, a unique book club initiation ritual, and the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Avenue of Mysteries […]

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Jun
15

8+ Unread (Must Read!) Classics

This blog is a librarian confessional; a shameful list of as-yet-undiscovered worlds. Perusing my Goodreads To-Read bookshelf, I see 50+ unread  books, consisting of both fiction and nonfiction. I have narrowed this imposing list down to 8-ish for this post based on the following criteria: the book must be more than ten years old, considered a […]

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May
23

7 Humorous Fiction on Audio Book

Get ready for your next road trip with a humorous audio book! The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because–surprise–Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming […]

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Mar
27

6 Book Discussion Titles on Audio Book

Six titles popular with book discussion groups that are available in audio book. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. Read by Will Damron and Julia Whelan. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. Go […]

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Mar
20

7 Comedians Who Read Their Audio Books

The best part about comedians reading their audio books, it is like hanging out with a friend who makes you laugh without any pressure to reciprocate! Plus, they ad-lib and invite their funny friends to read parts of the book. David Spade is Almost Interesting by David Spade A biting personal memoir by the actor, […]

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Feb
28

5 Gentle Reads on Audio Book

If you’re looking for a feel-good audio book that is without profanity, violence, or sex, consider these suggestions of gentle reads with charming characters and inspiring stories. Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth and read By Nicola Barber The three books of this trilogy chronicle Jennifer Worth’s […]

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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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