10 to Try Check-in: September

I have nothing against the supernatural. I read plenty of unsettling mysteries, and I love a book that keeps me up past a reasonable bedtime. Despite all that, I've never been a horror fan. So when I decided to Read a Book from a New-to-you Genre for 10 to Try this month, horror was a pretty obvious […]

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10 to Try Check-in: August

It's summer! In the spirit of taking it easy, I chose Read a Book Recommended by KCLS Staff this month and let someone else pick my book. I asked for recommendations for witty romantic comedies (something like Eligible or The Royal We, both of which are perfect summer reads). A friend and coworker suggested Public Relations, a comedy about a PR professional and […]

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10 to Try Check-in: July

This month for 10 to Try, I tackled Read a Debut. I chose Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile, a debut published in 2014 (also in eBook, large print, audiobook, and downloadable audiobook). We also have the first season of the TV show based on the book - and we have the author coming for a visit in just a couple of weeks! […]

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10 to Try Check-in: June

Happy Audiobook Month! Since we're celebrating audiobooks all month, seems appropriate to finish the Listen to an Audiobook category for 10 to Try in June. I picked Caleb's Crossing for a couple of reasons. First, I love historical fiction on audio, especially historical fiction that's written, as Caleb's Crossing is, in a style that matches the setting - in this case, […]

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10 to Try Check-In: May

Confession: I didn't really think 10 to Try was going to  "work" for me. I read pretty broadly already (it's kind of my job, after all), so I wasn't sure I'd be trying anything different or new. But five months in, I'm finding that I'm picking up books that I might not've read otherwise - […]

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