Category Archives: fiction

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and everything around me feels like it is starting anew. I have my favorite authors and genres that I read all the time but I’m ready to try something new. Do you have any suggestions?

It’s always exciting to find a new author or genre that you are able to connect with, understand and most importantly thoroughly enjoy. When you visit the Downtown Branch you are bound to find something you will want to read! … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, fiction, reference question | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Have you ever wanted to write a book, but never seem to have the time? What if I told you that you might have already written it, just in an alternate universe…? That is the core concept behind Genevieve Cogman’s … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, fantasy, fiction, mystery, science fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Book Review: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Book Reviews: Scary Stories for Kids

It’s no secret: Kids love scary stories. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year for a good fright! Recently, I listened to some spooky audiobooks to get ready for the season; Doll Bones by Holly … Continue reading

Posted in audiobooks, award-winners, book reviews, children, fantasy, fiction, horror, kids | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Book Reviews: Scary Stories for Kids

Book Review: Ten, by Gretchen McNeil

Just in time for Halloween, we recommend the thrilling, chilling read, Ten by Gretchen McNeil. Ten is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None, but unlike Christie’s storyline, the characters in McNeil’s are all teenagers alone … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, fiction, horror, teen, young adult | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Book Review: Ten, by Gretchen McNeil

Book review: Vanessa and Her Sister, by Priya Parmar

Virginia Stephens (Woolf): “I do not see why I should wear a corset in my own home…You can breathe, why shouldn’t I?” Her brother’s response: “Because you are a lady, Virginia.”  Author Priya Parmar’s novel, Vanessa and Her Sister, covers … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, fiction, historical fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Book review: Vanessa and Her Sister, by Priya Parmar