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Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

This novel is the story of Guy Montag, a fireman who lives in a future where firemen set houses on fire to burn books, rather than put then out. The people in this society do not read books, enjoy nature, spend time by themselves, think independently, or have meaningful conversations. Instead, they drive very fast and watch excessive amounts of television. When Montag encounters a strange seventeen-year-old girl named Clarisse McClellan, who seems to be the opposite of everything Guy…

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Cinder – Marissa Meyer

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

I am surprised by how much in enjoyed this book! I have never been a big fan of the original Cinderella; she is really only good at being nice and pretty, which makes for a pretty boring character.  But Cinder isn’t like that at all; she’s adventurous and snarky and good at fixing things; so much more in charge of her own destiny than her fairy tail counterpart. I loved the details about Cinder’s cyborgy additions; how she can tell…

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Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers

Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers

It was quite enjoyable to revisit the Mary Poppins of my youth anew through the P.L. Travers novel, which I never read as a child. I found many of the same lovable characters and stories I remembered form the Disney movie, as well as even more wonderfully funny, ironic and whimsical adventures. I did find that the Mary Poppins of the books is much more stuffy, selfish and rude than her Julie Andrews counterpart. This was a bit odd, but…

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2019 Christy Awards Announced

2019 Christy Awards Announced

The Christy Awards are given each year to Christian fiction novels to honor “novels of excellence, imagination, and creativity.”  The award has been given since 1999, and is named for Catherine Marshall’s novel, Christy.  This year’s finalists were announced on November 6, and they are: Book of the Year Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Available at CRDL in print and eBook     Contemporary Romance Falling for You by Becky Wade Available at CRDL in print and eBook.  …

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Skyward (Skyward #1) – Brandon Sanderson

Skyward (Skyward #1) – Brandon Sanderson

It turned out that strange little girls grow up to be strange young women. THIS IS MY FIRST SANDERSON BOOK AND WOWWOWWOW. Can you tell I was blown away? Um, because I am. So much so that I am willing to FINALLY write good review when I haven’t done one in AGES. I don’t really knew what finally had drawn me to this book (other than the gorgeous cover done by Charlie Bowater). I don’t read a TON of sci-fi so…

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These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

How do you live again, knowing what waits for you in the end? After I finished my ARC of Aurora Rising I knew that I wasn’t yet ready to venture out of the world of sci-fi. With the loss that I was feeling though, I just wanted something familiar, something that I knew I had liked before. My mind immediately went to this series (which is also partially even wrote by Kaufman). This is my third time reading this book and I…

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Kids Reading Challenge 2019

Kids Reading Challenge 2019

This year we’ve come up with a list of challenges to help children get out of their reading bubble and get a hold of some new and challenging titles. I wanted to post our list here, along with some book recommendations for each challenge. Make sure to stop into the library to get a bookmark of this list so you can check of challenges as you read them! 1) Read a book about Michigan. The Legend of Sleeping Bear by Kathy-jo Wargin The Wanigan:…

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New Year, New Books: A Book Challenge For Adults In 2019

New Year, New Books: A Book Challenge For Adults In 2019

This past year, I have been using  bookriot’s read harder challenge, to challenge myself. It has turned out to be a great way to find new and interesting titles. With this idea in mind, a few colleges and I have come up with a list of our own to help you get out of your reading bubble and get a hold of some new titles. I wanted to post our list here, along with some book recommendations for each challenge. 1) Read a…

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Furyborn – Claire Legrand

Furyborn – Claire Legrand

The basis for this story is set around a prophecy that has been told about a coming Blood Queen and Sun Queen. We learn right away in a crazy prologue that one of the main characters, Rielle, is the Blood Queen while her daughter will be the Sun Queen. You don’t see this super often in books but starting the book off knowing that Rielle’s fate was going to be, along with still having 100 different questions about how things…

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Christian Fiction

Christian Fiction

Many people think Christian Fiction is a genre full of Amish stories and historical romances, but the genre has grown by leaps and bounds and is so much more.  The Christian Fiction genre includes something for just about everyone these days, it’s just a matter of matching up your tastes with the correct author.  Many authors who write in the Christian Fiction genre write in series, but there are also many books that stand alone, and many times books that…

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