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May 28

Reading through the Library: Mystery series

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on May 28, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Read through the library with these staff picks based on specific genres.

A study in Charlotte book coverWant to try new books but not sure where to go or what to read? The easiest way to find new books is through readalikes, which is a way of grouping books based on factors such as genre, topic, or characters. In our Reading through the Library series, we'll take you on a journey through the library, focusing on books that have similar themes, but show up in every section of the library, from juvenile to adult. Go on a journey through the library with us.

Mysteries
Today we will explore some puzzling mysteries, from every age section of the library. Whether you read them all to see how mysteries are handled for different ages, or if every member of your family reads a different age, we've got a recommendation for everyone. To check out our staff picks, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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May 14

Reading through the Library: Fantasy Realms

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on May 14, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Read through the library with these staff picks based on specific genres.Keeper of the Lost Cities book cover

Want to try new books but not sure where to go or what to read? The easiest way to find new books is through readalikes, which is a way of grouping books based on factors such as genre, topic, or characters. In our new Reading through the Library series, we'll take you on a journey through the library, focusing on books that have similar themes regardless of intended audience.

Fantasy Realms
Today we will travel through fantastical realms to discover that you don't have to be a teen to enjoy young adult novels or a middle schooler to read middle grade books. Today we have a list of fantasy novels that will help you travel through the library's whole collection, from youth to adult and back again. To check out the fantasy series recommended by our YCPL staff, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Apr 16

Social Media Trends: Memory and Myth

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on April 16, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

In this series, we explore trending book recommendations found on the social media platforms.
“And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth.”
Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings

Welcome back to our series on books trending on social media. These two books will be hard to forget in the coming months. They have swept Booktok, with tears, laughter, and love following in the wake of the many videos. What are these amazing books you ask? Just click on "Continue Reading" below to find out.

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