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Laura Bird

About Laura Bird

Mom, fundraiser, blogger and ardent reader, Laura loves literary fiction, memoir, essays—and helping people find their perfect book.

5 Great Books From 2017

Laura doesn't always get the chance to review the great books she reads, so here she recommends five you shouldn't miss from 2017.

2017-12-20T14:32:24-07:00December 19th, 2017|

5 Literary Gems You Probably Missed

Check Out These Knock-Out Debut Novels Some novels get all the press. These are the big titles that everyone seems to hear about in the media, and they are usually featured prominently on Barnes & Noble’s front tables. Think All the Light We Cannot See, The Goldfinch, and Gone Girl. Many abundantly-exposed books live up to the hype, but there are so many other literary gems that are just waiting to be savored by discerning readers. In the last few years alone, I’ve stumbled upon a handful of books that didn’t get a fraction of the publicity they deserved. Each [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:26-07:00April 12th, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-01-10T19:36:33-07:00January 10th, 2017|