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Fall Book Discussion Preview!

Hooray for book discussions! This fall, 4 of our popular discussions go back to in-person meetings, and we're launching a new book club for all those who'd rather stay in. Always Virtual, hosted by Emily Bettcher, will be exclusively online, so get that comfy chair...

Graphic Novel Recommendations

To celebrate both Free Comic Book Day and our virtual Fan Fest event on Saturday, August 14, we have created a special reading challenge on Beanstack. Read five graphic novels between August 14-31 and you will be entered in a drawing for some great prizes. Visit...

Books on a Theme: YA Food

I'm currently loving books that have food as part of their theme. As a foodie myself- these stories just bring so much extra joy to my reading experience. This year I have read some great novels that have made me want to try all of the food. Some have ignited my...

The Brown Sisters- Talia Hibbert

The Brown Sisters- Talia Hibbert I have heard so much hype for how wonderful Talia Hibbert's Brown Sisters series is. Let me tell you... IT IS ALL TRUE! I loved these books so much. I cannot believe it took me so long to read them. Once I did, I devoured them...

Highlights of my TBR

My to-be-read list on The Storygraph has 490 books on it, which actually is not that bad! There used to be more, but I recently went through and deleted some that I was no longer interested in or knew I wouldn’t get to. Let’s be honest though, I’m never getting to all...

BookNerds Club Summer 2021

We have officially launched our first BookNerds club box and I have to admit... I am very excited about it!! I am a sucker for a good subscription box and if that box includes a personally selected book... I love it even more. That's why I was happy to be a part of...

Books on a Theme: Royal Romances

There is something undeniably romantic about a royal wedding. The millions of people who watched Diana marry Prince Charles, and then watched his sons marry the women they fell in love with are proof that people really do fall in love with royals in love. Romance...

My favorite Bingeable Book Series

I love a good binge watch. There’s nothing quite so satisfying to me as the feeling of knowing the next episode is instantly available. I might not watch them back to back, but I know it’s there just waiting for me. I’m the same way with a book series. Finding a great...

My Most Anticipated Spring Books 2021

These books are the ones that I am most looking forward to reading this spring. Some of the books on this list have come out recently and some of them are still coming out within the next few weeks.Books That Came Out in April Life's Too Short by Abby Jimenez(April...

My Favorite Reads 2020/21

In the midst of the pandemic, I found that I struggled with reading heavy, serious books. It was very hard to focus on a story when so much was happening in the world around us. Much of my list features heartwarming reads because they were what I could manage to use...