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September To Read Pile

August 15, 2015Colleen Tsironis 0

Back to the books. Another summer is almost done. Another school year about to begin. I love fall for many reasons-cooler nights, warm blankets, and oh so many amazing books to discover. I’m playing catch up on a few series here, as well as jumping into the muddled brain of one very funny writer/blogger. I […]

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August To-Read Pile

July 9, 2015Colleen Tsironis 0

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Planet Girl by Tommy Greenwald Here’s the fifth title in the award winning (YALSA Amazing Audiobook) Charlie Joe Jackson series.  Perfect for reluctant readers in grades 3-6, these hilarious novels are all narrated by MacLeod Andrews, whose voice reminds me of an older teen.  Charlie’s big dilemma in book five […]

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July To-Read Pile

June 10, 2015Erin Cosyn 0

Historical fiction both charming and gut-wrenching, two very ambitious novels from young writers, and the latest from Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife, combine to make July a month to look forward to.

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May To-Read Pile

April 1, 2015Erin Cosyn 0

I Take You by Eliza Kennedy One of Frankfurt 2013’s most buzzed about books is hitting shelves in May. Eliza Kennedy’s debut novel I Take You sold for a high six figures and the 150,000 first print run solidifies the high expectations. A ribald addition to chick lit shelves, one industry insider calls I Take […]

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March To-Read Pile

February 3, 2015Erin Cosyn 0

Mysterious and otherworldly historical fiction seems to be the theme for March. Get ready for some expertly crafted books from old and new writers alike who are tackling big ideas. I think March is bringing us a host of the kind of book that stays with you for a long time after you’ve finished reading.

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Best of 2014: Narration

January 2, 2015Marika Gofman 0

Something that has always drawn me to the audio format is the intimacy of storytelling. Whether an author is sharing their own personal memories or a narrator takes on the persona of someone else, there is nothing quite like listening to someone share their story with you. These are some of our favorite books that […]

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Best of 2014: Non-Fiction

December 30, 2014Marika Gofman 0

Whether you are a first time audiobook listener or an avid reader, you definitely don’t want to miss out on these great non-fiction reads! Though categories like science, politics & current affairs and history tend to be overlooked, this year brought so many titles to readers, including books that inspired deeper thinking to easy-to-read memoirs […]

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Best of 2014: Kids & Teens

December 26, 2014Marika Gofman 0

I was so thrilled to see more contemporary teen and kids fiction than in years’ past. There’s nothing I love more than books that talk about real and relevant issues through relatable characters. Another trend we saw in publishing is adult books being adapted for a younger audience. We loved the variety of options – […]

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