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Celebrity Book Club Picks

Bewilderment by Richard Powers
The Christie Affair by Nina de Gremont
Anatomy, A Love Story by Dana Schwartz
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho
Salvation by bell hooks
I Love You But I
Honor by Thrity Umrigar
The Maid by Nita Prose
Noor by Nnedi Okorafor
Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman

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2023 Abe Lincoln Nominees + FAQs

I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about the Lincoln Award and the Lincoln Nominee list for 2023 and answer some FAQs. What is Read 4 Pizza? Log the Lincoln Award nominees you read on Beanstack and get free pizza and other fun prizes! Open to high school students. What is the Lincoln Award? The Lincoln award is given to the book from the master list of 20 titles that gets the most student votes! What books are on the list? This varies from...

Why I Love…Celeb Memoirs

Well, more specifically, LISTENING to celeb memoirs. I need it to feel like these famous people are in the car with me telling me their life story. Yeah, sure, they can be frivolous, but they are entertaining and a lovely distraction from life sometimes…especially when stuck in traffic!Open Book by Jessica SimpsonTalk about a nostalgic blast from the past! Jessica and I are the same age (I say this as if we are BFFs), and so I remember watching...

What I’m Looking Forward to Reading, early 2022 edition

I admit that the cover and title of this book are enough to intrigue me. I'm actually a huge map nerd (I love maps, and have always owned a good atlas, just in case I want to poke around and look at the world a bit), and then to have the story set in a Library? It's like catnip. I'm also down for a good mystery, so with all these elements...well, I can't wait to get my hands on it and see if it lives up to my high hopes. The Cartographers comes...

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