Read historical fiction not set during World War II. Many of us are drawn to the fascinating narratives of people who lived, fought, and triumphed during World War II, and the publishing world reflects that widespread interest. For this historical fiction challenge, we're asking you to explore different narratives and time periods. We hope this challenge will help you discover a new era in history! Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children.
What if the Civil War had lasted for sixteen years? What if Charles Lindbergh had become president? What if magic had never disappeared from England? Explore the possibilities of "what if" with these novels that are based on history . . . mostly. Curated by Carrie Goodall.
Fighting the forces of evil. Defending truth, justice, and freedom. Some of the strongest heroines in the comic-verse are featured in these female power comics for adults. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
On Christmas day, the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn aired on Netflix as an original adaptation. Starring the members of the Bridgerton family, these English Regency romances feature a mix of humor, wit, and passion. Read the ebooks on OverDrive or listen to the audiobooks on hoopla! Find more books centered on the Regency era here.
Chosen by readers, the Goodreads Choice Awards highlight favorite books of 2020 in multiple categories. Read on to see this year's winners and nominees.
Immerse yourself in the varied and diverse cultures of Asia as you try to figure out whodunnit. This list features both historical and contemporary mysteries set in various countries throughout Asia. Recommended by Ashley Lee.
Fa-la-la-la-love! Grab a cup of cocoa or eggnog and spice up your holidays with these new romances. Recommended by Carrie Goodall.
Check out these new books by Native American authors published in 2020. Titles include fantasy, historical fiction, horror, poetry. children's books, and more.
Join us for a virtual visit with Alys Arden, author of the young adult book series The Casquette Girls. The gritty urban legends of the French Quarter come alive in this gripping supernatural saga. According to School Library Journal, The Casquette Girls is recommended for readers in grade 9 and up. If you would like to learn more about the author, please visit http://www.thecasquettegirls.com. This author visit will be held through Zoom on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11 AM. To register, call 225-673-8699. If you love these books, check out the read-alikes.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction set during the 19th-century in societies dominated by real or imaginary steam-powered technology. It is almost always speculative and can be dark and gritty, fun and romantic, or dystopian and fantastical. Find your favorite steampunk world with this list of recommendations from Samantha Matherne.