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Summer 2019 Book Preview

It’s summertime, and the reading is good! Of course, this season is full of mysteries, thrillers, and romances for your beach-reading pleasure, and we’ve got lots of those in our list of summer 2019 books. But you’ll also find some literary fiction, memoirs, and essay collections to class things up a bit. Plus a hearty helping of time-travel, sci-fi and apocalypse fiction! Wherever your summer may take you — even if it’s just to the couch with a fan and an ice-cold drink — these hot new summer 2019 books are guaranteed to keep you busy until fall. JUNE Fall; [...]

June 6th, 2019|Tags: |

Spring 2019 Book Preview

The store shelves are overflowing with pastel-wrapped candy, while eyeballs, throats and noses everywhere are getting itchy and congested: it must be spring! So here’s a basketful of the freshest new books — fiction and nonfiction — to celebrate the new season. From true-crime history to near-future sci-fi to dystopian novels ripped from today’s headlines, there’s something here for every reader who’s just now emerging, bleary and yawning, from a winter hibernation. MARCH Before She Knew Him: A Novel (out now)Author: Peter Swanson There seems to be no end to the marital thriller trend, so who are we to stop? [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Tags: , |

My Valentine’s Day Blind Date with a Book

I’m going on a blind date for Valentine’s Day… without my husband. From what I’ve heard, my date is tall, dark, and likes to wear black. My date also happens to be a book -- and the matchmaker was the Seattle Public Library. This February, the library is once again sparking book love by offering a Blind Date with a Book at the Central Library. Use the color-coded chart to find out a little bit about your potential match: a green heart means sci-fi romance, rainbow means LGBTQ, and red means Galentine’s Day books for ladies. I decided on black, [...]

February 11th, 2019|