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Summer 2018 Book Preview

Some might say summer is a time for “getting outdoors” or “being active” rather than reading, but I must respectfully disagree! Anyone who has enjoyed a waterlogged romance novel at the pool, or fallen asleep in the sun with an open book on their face, knows that reading is an essential part of summer. Any book is summer reading if you want it to be, but we have a great list of summer 2018 books, packed with suspense, mystery, memoir, humor and more. And if you just can’t resist homework, don’t forget to download a Seattle Public Library Summer Book Bingo [...]

June 21st, 2018|Tags: , |

Winter 2018 Book Preview

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but new books are so delightful! Whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts or just replenishing your to-read stack before winter really sets in, we’ve got all the best winter 2018 books -- sci-fi, mysteries, thrillers, and literature -- to get you through until spring. With a hot drink and a furry friend by your side, you’ll be saying, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” OUT NOW Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace Author: Jennifer Chiaverini   In nerd-friendly Seattle, Ada Lovelace is a well-known name -- she even has [...]

January 3rd, 2018|Tags: |


Miss Marple's Final Adventure Plus Some Beyond-The-Grave Clues Author: Agatha Christie Miss Marple is back to solve one final mystery, this time in response to a summons received from beyond the grave. Technically the last Miss Marple book written by Christie (although Sleeping Murder, my personal favorite, was published later) this last hurray for elderly detective and purveyor of stories is a satisfying, if not stellar conclusion to a career of crime solving and crocheting. Mr. Jason Rafiel (a previous character from one of the Caribbean Mysteries) has died and in his will left a codicil and a riddle for the [...]

March 2nd, 2016|Tags: , |