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Best Literary Fiction of 2016

2016. At least the books were great. Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is jam-packed with books that feed your soul. I, for one, am looking forward to reading as much literary fiction as possible in the months ahead. I already know which titles I want to tackle; it’s a big list that keeps on growing—right along with my tower of overdue library books. But before paying off my fines, I want to thank 2016 for giving me a magnificent gift: the chance to join the team at Readers Lane. Since September, I have loved sharing my impressions and suggestions [...]

January 10th, 2017|

Best New Cookbooks for Thanksgiving 2016

So you’ve been asked to bring a dish for Thanksgiving this year? Or, worse yet, you’re in charge of cooking the whole darn meal for a bunch of people? Fear not — these brand-new Thanksgiving cookbooks are here to help. Whether you’re doing it all or just bringing a pie to share, you’ll find easy recipes and handy tips for holiday cooking. And pumpkin spice lovers, we have something special just for you! Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life Author: Kate McDermott What would Thanksgiving be without pie? Whether you’re a pumpkin purist, [...]

November 17th, 2016|Tags: , |

You’ll Be Enchanted by These Magical Libraries

For readers, any library is enchanting, of course. But libraries that are truly magical? Even better! Be warned, these books each belong to a series, so they’re not stand-alone stories. But then, you don’t mind having more books about magical libraries to read, do you? We didn’t think so. The Invisible Library Author: Genevieve Cogman Irene is an agent of the Library, but she’s not like any librarian you know. The Library’s agents travel the multiverse in search of rare and prized books from many worlds. Some are simply rare versions of famous manuscripts — but some books are unique [...]

November 10th, 2016|