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Goodreads users will want to check out this handy tool!

October 18, 2018
Catherine

As a Goodreads browser you are probably used to discovering all sorts of great new books to read. If you have ever found yourself in a situation where you wanted to know whether a book you are coveting is available at the library, read ahead...

Staff Picks: The Other Woman

October 17, 2018
Catherine

Marg is big into thrillers. One of her recent favorites is The Other Woman by Sandie Jones, a fast-paced and twisty domestic thriller. Here is here review:

Read-alikes for popular books

October 16, 2018
Catherine

There have been plenty of BIG books this year; that is, books so popular that it is difficult to keep up with demand. While some of the titles featured below have cooled off a bit in recent months, they still have plenty of readers raving about them. Read ahead to find out if any of your 2018 favorites have made the list, and consider trying another book that shares many of the same themes or reading appeals.

The Snap Controversy

October 10, 2018
Catherine

This year’s Man Booker Prize longlist included some surprises.

Staff Picks: Starlight

October 4, 2018
Catherine

Julie Wendland, Readers' Services Coordination, recently enjoyed Starlight, the final novel of the late Canadian novelist Richard Wagamese. Here is her mini review:

Help from non-self help

October 4, 2018
Catherine

I don’t generally read a lot of self-help, but I do read a lot of non-fiction titles that just so happen to have lessons that can be applied to everyday life. The following are some books that are not technically self-help (except for one!) but will be helpful to the reader nonetheless!

Staff Picks: The Beauty of Darkness

September 26, 2018
Catherine

Kristin loved Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles series -- especially this final book in the series! Here is her review of The Beauty of Darkness:

In The Beauty of Darkness, Mary E. Pearson has given us a thrilling conclusion to her New York Times bestselling Remnant Chronicles! I have been in love with this series and the unforgettable characters found within ever since I read the first book. Now with the first and second installments behind us, the author has given us one final book to wrap up this fantastic trilogy.

Staff Picks: Into the Black Nowhere

September 4, 2018
Catherine

Andree Duval recently enjoyed Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner, a gripping thriller in the Unsub series that will have you binge-reading all night long. Here is her review:

Vote for Evergreen Award 2018

September 4, 2018
Catherine

The Evergreen Award reading program is comprised of the best titles in Canadian fiction and non-fiction for adults of any age. It is one of eight programs that form the OLA’s Forest of Reading, Canada’s largest recreational reading program of its kind. Over 250,000 Canadians participate each year in the Forest of Reading.

10 Interesting Facts about Books

August 16, 2018
Catherine

From the ridiculous (Alice in Wonderland was once banned because it features talking animals!) to the shocking (1 of 4 American haven’t read a book in the past year!), I love learning fun facts and trivia about books. Here, I have rounded up some of the most interesting: