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BCPL staff members select their favorite books of the year.


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BCPL’s Book News & Reviews Blog

  • UTB Spotlight: Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

    Greetings! And happy Teen Read Week! Traditionally here at BCPL, Teen Read Week has become the time when we announce the latest additions to our annual Ultimate Teen Booklist. This year, we are trying something a little different. Instead of providing you with a utilitarian list of all the new additions, we’ve decided to tell you […]

  • SummerQuest 2017: 7 Guest Reviews from Middle-Grade Readers

    SummerQuest is on! We’re having a great summer at BCPL with events ranging from awesome makerspaces to gaming nights to an outdoor concert. But the heart of our summer library program will always be books and reading. And we’re so excited with the response we are receiving from the participants in our 10 in 10 […]

  • BEST OF 2016: Adult Nonfiction

    As some of you may know, I tend to gravitate to fiction books over nonfiction. Case in point: of the 80+ reviews I’ve written for Book News & Reviews over the years, only two of them—Sex on the Moon and Tiger, Tiger—have been for nonfiction works. That’s not to say I haven’t read, enjoyed, and […]

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