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  • Kat Sarfas 4:00 am on 2020/07/01 Permalink
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    Our July Picks are Here! 

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    What’s better than kicking back with a twisty thriller, historical adventure or unforgettable memoir? Not much. So, we’re thrilled that our newest Monthly Picks are here, and we have some choice reads you just won’t be able to put down. Travel back to 19th century London; pursue a thrilling cold case in 1960s Baltimore; step into a hundred years of mythologized New Orleans history; live a single day on repeat—and bend the space-time continuum with two fearless kids. Don’t worry if you want to read them all, that’s what longer days are for.

    Our Monthly Fiction Pick

    The Confessions of Frannie Langton: A Novel
    Sara Collins

    Sara Collins’s debut novel is an unforgettable, reimagined gothic tale. If you loved Circe by Madeline Miller, you won’t want to miss this atmospheric story—with more than a few twists—of a young girl transported to 1800s London from her Caribbean home.

    The Confessions of Frannie Langton is the kind of book that stays with you. One that whispers of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, Frannie’s story is full of trauma, strife, and a little bit of love. This book is a triumph. I wish I could spend more time with Frannie.”—Marie C, Bookseller, B&N Home Office

    Our Monthly Mystery & Thriller Pick

    Lady in the Lake: A Novel
    Laura Lippman

    Laura Lippman, author of Sunburn and the Tess Monaghan Series, returns to the streets of Baltimore in this classic story of ambition, dreams and murder with elements of noir and sly humor. “Elegantly written…Lippman again proves she’s a sharp observer of people.” —The Associated Press

    “Like Lippman’s other novels, this book has a strong sense of place, great characters, and touches on race, women’s issues, and figuring out who you really want to be. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel mixed with old-school noir.”—Amanda C, Bookseller, Atlanta, GA

    Our Monthly Nonfiction Pick

    The Yellow House: A Memoir
    Sarah M. Broom

    This extraordinary memoir of place, class and race blends the author’s family history with the mythology of New Orleans to tell a deeply American story. Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction, this is “a remarkable journey… one of loss, love, and resilience.”—Robin Roberts, Good Morning America

    “A story both intimate and broad, illuminating how our own “houses” of family, history, race, and identity, manifest and impact in times of hope, tragedy and diaspora.  Bloom engages the reader with grace and passion, vulnerability and strength, and the narrative spins, surprises, and pops. I was drawn in completely.”—Sallye L, Bookseller, B&N Home Office

    Our Monthly YA Pick

    Neverworld Wake
    Marisha Pessl

    What if you had to make a choice that would haunt you forever? Five friends are forced to relive a single day on repeat, and only one will escape in this dark psychological thriller about truth, lies and the power of memory. This page-turner will leave you breathless as it races to a shocking conclusion.

    “What a ride! I couldn’t read this one fast enough! Explores time travel in a very new and twisted way.”—Rachel S, Bookseller, Lincoln, NE

    Our Monthly Young Reader Pick

    Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
    Carlos Hernandez

    Middle school is hard enough without the power to bend the space-time continuum. Sal and Gabi broke the universe, and now it’s up to them fix it. A hilarious non-stop adventure with all the right twists and turns, first in a terrific new series from Rick Riordan Presents.

    “Full of adventure, sass, heart, and delicious food. It will leave you hungry for Sal & Gabi FIX the Universe!.”— Kel R, Bookseller, Lafayette, IN

    The post Our July Picks are Here! appeared first on Barnes & Noble Reads.

  • BN Editors 4:00 am on 2020/06/23 Permalink
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    Crack the Case with Stuart Gibbs: Your Perfect Summer Reading List is Here! 

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    If you’re looking for a fun, laugh-out-loud, mystery adventure story, look no further than Stuart Gibbs. It’s no surprise to us why kids flock to all his bestselling series—he’s got something for every reader. For future wildlife conservationists, there’s the whodunit thrill ride of the FunJungle Series. Looking for suspenseful space adventures? Check out the Moon Base Alpha Series. If you’re a natural code-breaker genius with the skills to outsmart Einstein, you should probably pick up the Charlie Thorne Series. And we can’t forget the Spy School Series—it’s the perfect mix of spycraft and middle school hijinks. Don’t worry if you want to read them all—that’s what summer is for! And speaking of: read on here as Stuart Gibbs offers his tips on having the best summer yet (spoiler: you can never read too much).


    When I was a kid, I always looked forward to summer.

    It wasn’t only because there was no school, or because that’s when we got to take vacations. It was because I got so much time to read.

    Summer is the perfect time to read. There are fewer demands on you, later bedtimes, and your teachers aren’t demanding that you focus on the books you have to read for school instead. You can grab any book you want and plow right through it.

    And here’s one more great thing about reading: Your parents might get upset with you if you spend too much time playing video games or texting your friends or watching TV. But no parent in history has ever gotten upset at their child for reading too much. In fact, if you are reading a lot, your parents will even boast to their friends about it.

    Summer is a great time to push the boundaries of what you are reading, to try new authors, or new genres—or maybe try something more advanced. Honestly, there are thousands of great books out there, more than you could ever read in your entire life. But if you need a list of fantastic books to get you started, Barnes & Noble has this one:  100 Books of Summer for Young Readers.

    So, get started reading. And have a great summer.

    Now that summer is officially here, and you’ve got your perfect summer reading list to get you started, why not earn a free book, too? The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is back to give kids in grades 1-6 the opportunity to earn a free book by following these three easy steps:

    1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (download here in either English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
    2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between July 1st and August 31st, 2020
    3. Choose your free reading adventure from the book list featured in the journal.

    Happy Reading!

    The post Crack the Case with Stuart Gibbs: Your Perfect Summer Reading List is Here! appeared first on Barnes & Noble Reads.

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