Category Archives: Our To-Read List

Summer Reading List: Great Books by Native Writers

This morning I came across an excellent rant by Debbie Reese (@debreese) bemoaning the fact that Sherman Alexie is the only Native writer anyone has ever heard about, when in fact there are lots of great Native writers out there. Here are a few that I can’t wait to read this summer. Continue reading

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Unforgettable First Lines–The Louise Penny edition

From Still Life, the first of Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mysteries: “Miss Jane Neal met her maker in the early morning mist of Thanksgiving Sunday. It was pretty much a surprise all around.” For the record, Penny has a pretty … Continue reading

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24 books you can read in less than an hour & 3 reasons why you should

This month, I came across a fun info graphic from Visually featuring 24 books that the average adult can read in less than an hour. Normally, when I pick up a book, I look for one that will take more … Continue reading

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Books I can’t wait to read: The Giles Milton Edition

Just two scant days before Christmas, the Washington Post informed me that historian Giles Milton has written an entire book full of surprising facts about famous people. His book, When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain, appeals to … Continue reading

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A novel way to pick your next book

This map from Hog Island Press in Philadelphia organizes 42 Great American Novels by the locations in which they are set. Want to read a book set in New Orleans? This map lists three. California, Florida, and Chicago all have their share … Continue reading

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Books I can’t wait to read: Marissa Meyer edition

The latest installment in Marissa Meyer’s steampunk fairy tales series, The Lunar Chronicles, is due to be released February 2, 2016. Can. Not. Wait. Via GalleyCat.

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3 books I can’t wait to get my hands on

At the 2015 Chicago Writers’ Conference, I learned that it’s possible for lay people to track what sorts of books have been snapped up by publishers in a given week. If you are interested in pursuing the traditional publishing route, … Continue reading

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I read all the books!

See? Rather than savor the accomplishment, I’m busily setting up goals (and scorecards) for next year. I’ll let you know what I decide. Happy reading.

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Speaking of books… Here’s one we can’t wait to get our hands on

The Dispossessed State: Narratives of Ownership in 19th-Century Britain and Ireland By Sara L. Maurer The Johns Hopkins University Press Available February 2, 2012 The question of how property rights were allocated in 19th Century British-occupied Ireland was a hot … Continue reading

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Unforgettable First Lines–The Deanna Raybourn edition

From Silent in the Grave, the first of Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey mysteries: “To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband’s dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the … Continue reading

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