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Jun 25

Social Media Made Me Read It: Fantasy Adventure

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on June 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

In this series, we explore trending book recommendations found on the social media platforms.
It’s way past your bed time and you’re just endlessly flicking through your “For you” tab on Tik Tok. After a while you notice all your BookTok people are talking about the same books. Why they all love it or why they all hate it. Now you have to know what made these book so special they ended up on this side of TikTok. For today's "Social Media Made Me Read It", we are featuring three books that YCPL staff member Jessica found during one of these late nights. To see her list, 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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Apr 02

Social Media Trends: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on April 2, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

In this series, we explore trending book recommendations found on the social media platforms.
Social media influencers are sharing their excitement up for Netflix's newest adaption of the book Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This thrilling novel is the first in her Grisha Trilogy, a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems. We do have all three books, for those that haven't discovered them yet. But if you already have, here are some other novels by Bardugo that are also popular on the platforms. To check out staff picks of Bardugo's other novels, as well as readalikes from other authors, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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