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Feb 12

Modern Romance Reads for Adults

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

YCPL staff offer their top 5 recommendations in a genre, format or topic.

Romance is a very popular genre that encompasses a wide variety of settings and interests. One such subgenre is the contemporary or modern romance novel, which is usually set in the present day. Characters in these romances juggle real-life problems —family issues, career demands, sudden changes—while looking for love. Visit our YouTube channel or click "Continue Reading..." below to see the embedded video to get our top picks.

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Nov 23

Hungry? Food-themed Books for Tweens, Teens & Adults

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on November 23, 2020 at 4:57 PM by Elizabeth Land

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Food is a universal way to connect with others. As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday season, that is even more apparent than ever. But combining books and food doesn't have to be all about cookbooks or food histories (although we library staff love those genres). Fiction books that heavily feature food can also satiate your hunger. So click "Continue Reading..." below to see the embedded video featuring our top food-themed picks.

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Oct 16

Get in the Game: Sports Books for Tweens, Teens & Adults

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on October 16, 2020 at 3:39 PM by Elizabeth Land

booktalksWhether you follow organized sports, played a sport as a child, or even if you only have a passing interest in the subject, YCPL Reference Staff think that sports fiction holds appeal for everyone. So much so that we even recorded a book talk on the subject. Visit our YouTube channel or click "Continue Reading..." below to see the embedded video to get our top picks.

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