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Blog Category: Book Sketches

Posted by SEgan on Sat, Feb 27
Looking for a mystery/thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat or make you stay up all hours of the night to finish?  As all good detectives know, the hunt for the next good mystery/thriller can be overwhelming, so have a look at these newer titles. Interested in more Mystery/Thriller recommendations? Take a look at our This Just In: New Mystery and Thrillers for Fall book list, then check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists.   A Stranger at the Door by Jason...
Posted by SEgan on Mon, Feb 22
If you love police procedural shows or crime detective novels, you will love these real life accounts of missing people, bizarre crimes, and decades long cover-ups. These true stories will keep you up at night and prove that sometimes real life is scarier than fiction. Looking for more true crime recommendations? Take a look at our True Crime Reads or The Art of the Heist book lists, then check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists. The Killer’s Shadow: The FBI's Hunt for a...
Posted by BHanley on Tue, Feb 02
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, February 1. There were 6 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story by Bess Kalb (audiobook recommended) The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow ...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Jan 29
When you are short on time but still want to read a compelling narrative, short stories may be for you! From musings on life and death to comical tales of love and finding yourself, these short story collections are sure to captivate your attention, if only for a little while. Looking for more book recommendations? Check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists. A House is a Body by Shruti Swamy Find a copy in the catalog   In two-time O. Henry-prize winner Swamy's debut...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Jan 22
Below you will find titles that explore race in America from different perspectives. From graphic novels to ethnographic studies to books that encourage conversation and discussion around issues of race and identity, these recently published books are sure to be of interest to people looking to expand their world view and develop a better understanding of the racial tensions in our country. Looking for more book recommendations? Check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists. A...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Jan 15
Fantasy books have the power to transport you to a world far away - where magic is real, monsters have stories to tell, and romance that will whisk you off your feet. With powerful and detailed world building, breathtaking magical beings, and enchanting new lands, these recently published fantasy books are certain to delight and amaze. Looking for more book recommendations? Check out the rest of our Staff Curated Book Lists. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas Find a...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Jan 08
If you have shied away from biographies, autobiographies and memoirs for fear of them being too dry, we sympathize. It is a genre that is tough to measure up to thrills of reading a chilling thriller or mystery or even a historical fiction (or science fiction/ fantasy) that can carry you away to a different world. But biographies, autobiographies and memoirs can bring history to life and tell a story that is both compelling and dynamic. Interested in checking out  other biographies,...
Posted by SEgan on Tue, Jan 05
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, January 4. There were 10 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles. Circe by Madeline Miller Red Pill by Hari Kunsru Jack by Marilyn Robinson The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall Verity by Colleen Hoover ...
Posted by SEgan on Tue, Dec 29
If you like a mystery/thriller with a blend of romance, then the genre, romantic suspense may be for you. Some romantic suspense stories maybe heavier on the suspense whereas others maybe heavier on the romance, but they all deliver a fast paced story complete with looming danger and full of tension. Interested in checking out some other romantic suspense stories? Check out our Staff Curated Book Lists. Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner Find a copy in the catalog A...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Dec 18
It should come as no surprise that the staff of Barrington Public Library are book lovers and reading fiends! We are always talking about books and recommending new reads to each other, so this year we thought it would be fun to share our top picks of 2020 with you. Below you will find a list of our staff's favorite books that they read in 2020 as well as links to the catalog and/or eZone so you can check them out yourself. If you want some more reading recommendations, check out our Staff...

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