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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Helen Hoang’s debut novel is a delightful albeit racy love story featuring a leading lady with Aspberger’s.  BookPage named it the number one romance from  2018.  Hoang was only recently diagnosed, at the age of 34, as bei

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Cover of The Hating Game by Sally ThorneHappy Valentine’s Day everyone!  If you’re in need of a sexy but light romance look no further. Thorne’s debut novel is so good it’s already been optioned for a movie.

5 Books for Nature Lovers

Trees in Winter

In the middle of a Cleveland winter, it can be hard for nature lovers (myself included) to get our fill of sunshine, fresh air, and contact with plants and animals.  And unfortunately, I don't expect this to change anytime soon.  Since there's not much we can do about the weather, let's make the most of it by settling down inside with a comfy chair, a hot cup of tea, a warm blanket and one of these books!

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

Five years ago, Tucker released her first novel, Ten Tiny Breaths, which would be the first of several best-selling contemporary romances.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

A couple years ago a book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up had everyone scrambling to clean up their spaces.  Author Marie Kondo introduced us to this Japanese method of decluttering and organizing that would transform our lives. It was not so much a method as a mind-set, that once realized, would assure us a clutter-free life surrounded by items that bring joy. 

The Dying of the Light by Robert Goolrick

Goolrick, presents a heady Southern Gothic tale surrounding a grand house and the woman tied to it.  Diana Cooke was born at the turn of the century to a once prominent Virginia family, but dwindling finances force her to marry for money.  Dubbed the debut

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

cover of Then She Was Gone by Lisa JewellAnother excellent suspense from an author who has a knack for storytelling.  Jewell has a way of examining human nature from various angles and her stories are both entertaining and insightful.  It is easy to connect with her characters and their predicaments.

Five Senior Protagonists for Your Monday

Last week my grandpa went into surgery (luckily nothing too terrible) and is now recuperating in rehab.  Since he's been on my mind lately, I thought it might be interesting to make this week's book sampler about books that feature elderly characters like him. But, these titles don't just "feature" elderly characters--they star them!  Thank you again to our friends at NoveList Plus for providing us with the list of appeals for each book.  If you see something you like here, why not check out their database for some more great suggestions?  As always, you can find them through our website under Research Resources.

Five Books-to-Musicals for Your Monday

My dear readers, I've been listening to a lot of musicals lately, so this week, I wanted to give you a list of five books that have inspired stage productions.  While you're reading these excellent books, why not check out the musicals that they inspired?  As always, thank you to our friends at NoveList for providing a list of appeals for each book.  Looking for another book?  Try using NoveList to help you find your next great read!

Five New Horror Novels for Your Monday

My dear readers:  As I promised you a few weeks ago, this month's recommended book lists will consist entirely of horror and the supernatural.  So, this week, I went through our listings of new books and put together a list of five horror stories that are fresh off the printing press!

Of course, as always, we have turned to our good friends at NoveList to help us find the perfect book for each reader.  Do you prefer gruesome to menacing?  Looking for something compelling and intricately plotted?  Then check out the list of appeals, shown in italics after each book title.  And if you would like to learn more about any of these selections, why not check out NoveList yourselves?  You can access this wonderful database (and many others) through the library's homepage, under Research Resources.