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Interesting Stories Involving Canada

As a fan of music duo, Tegan and Sara, I was eager to read their book titled High School. Hearing their story inspired me to read other stories about Canada and some of its citizens.  These books are available on the DC Public Library website, and Ghost Forest and Membering are also available on eBook via OverDrive and its app Libby. Also, High School/Tegan and Sara is available as an eBook and eAudiobook.

Mile High With A Vampire

Movie vs. Book

Providing books that are similar to current popular movies!

The old conversation over whether movies are better than books feels older than time -- and yes I’m definitely #teambook! So for this list I thought it might be helpful to provide book recommendations based on popular movies that are currently in the theater. I hope that you enjoy this list and find a new book to read during the remainder of your summer holiday!

Sea of Tranquility

Road Trip Reads with The Washington Mystics

Make the miles fly by with these great audiobooks that have come out this year!

This summer, as a part of Discover Summer, DC Public Library is hitting the road with the Washington Mystics with some great audiobooks that you can check out with your library card! Each month we will be posting Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme. July's theme is Road Trip Reads. We have selected some fabulous audiobooks for adults that have come out this year that will help make the miles fly by. Happy Listening!

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Genre-Bending!

Books that defy labels

What makes a novel? A poetry collection? A memoir?  The following books defy classification. They dare librarians to place them in fiction rather than poetry, or with the biographies instead of the short stories. Regardless of where we put them on the shelf, these books are interesting and dynamic and they will test the limits of your imagination. 

Mary Shelley

Daughters of Mary Shelley

A Monthly Book Club Discussing Speculative Fiction by Women Writers

This will be our second series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence: in 2021 we read and discussed works by Jane Austen and other writers who examined issues of family, male-female relationships, the institutions that enforce gender roles, and the ability of individuals to bend or break the rules of those institutions.

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Russian Literature Beyond the Classics

Perhaps you’re already familiar with (and maybe you've been put off by) Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and the other great 19th-century Russians. Or you want to find out what Russian writers have been writing during the past fifty years. Or maybe you simply want to read something different. This list contains a sample of works by Russian writers from recent decades; in them they examine the weight of history, the boundaries of the soul, and the oft-hidden dimensions of the world with the irony and depth of vision that we have come to associate with Russia's greatest writers.

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Political Science Fiction

It’s overwhelming sometimes to be in Washington, DC; everyone’s political voices can start to ring in the ears like a cacophony. But, even with the inundation, it's often still rewarding to seek out books that portray political ideals and ideas in a subtler, even obfuscated way. If you're interested in engaging with political thought, but not necessarily the feedback loops that come with it, the below titles are well considered and may be enjoyable!

 Never make the same mistake twice : lessons on love and life learned the hard way / Nene Leakes with Denene Millner

DC TO 'THE A'

Read the Writing of Your Favorite Atlanta Housewife

In late 2008, one of the most influential reality shows in TV history aired:

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The New Sincerity & David Foster Wallace

The idea of “New Sincerity,” which was especially noted in popular culture of the 1990s, drew a large amount of its nominal popularity from the essay work of David Foster Wallace.

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Books to Measure Time By

With the imminent arrival of spring, it feels like maybe a bit of lightness has been entering folks’ collective consciousness.

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