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Fall 2016 Book Preview: Best Fiction and Nonfiction

So you spent the summer working your way through our summer 2016 book preview, and now you’re ready for more? Not to worry, we’ve got a whole new list of great new fiction and nonfiction for fall 2016! From sci-fi and fantasy to memoirs to history, there’s something for every reader in this stack of fall 2016 books. Fix yourself a hot drink, get cozy under a blanket, and let’s get to it! SEPTEMBER Everfair (September 6) Author: Nisi Shawl This Victorian-era alternate history novel imagines how Belgium’s disastrous colonization of the Congo might have gone differently if native Africans [...]

August 25th, 2016|

7 Travel Accessories that Readers Will Love

Planning to hit the road this summer? Whether your vacation plans involve an international flight or a road trip to a campground, check out our must-have vacation essentials for book lovers. These travel items for book lovers will keep you hydrated, comfy, and looking cool no matter where your adventures take you! Ticket Stub Diary ($15) Do you like hanging on to ticket stubs, wristbands, and other ephemera from your travels? Don’t just stuff those stubs into a shoebox — organize and display them in this clever diary. There’s space to jot down notes about what you saw and did, [...]

July 21st, 2016|

Summer Book Bingo Update

Summer Book Bingo is in full swing here in Seattle! I was able to log some serious vacation reading time recently, so I’ve been making progress on my summer book bingo card. (But don’t be too impressed — I also scribbled in books-in-progress that aren’t finished yet.)  Here’s what I’ve got so far, including books I’m haven’t finished yet (marked with an asterisk): Recommended by a librarian: Marrow Island Cookbook: Korean Food Made Simple You’ve been meaning to read: City of Mirrors We Need Diverse Books: Homegoing Prize-winner: The Good Lord Bird* Banned: Julie of the Wolves* Translated from another [...]

July 14th, 2016|