#BookBingoNW2018: History — and historical fiction

Still trying to fill that “history” square on your Book Bingo card?  If you are like me, you learn a lot of your history from historical fiction. So the historical details and events that provide such a rich background for these novels had better be accurate! Following are some of my favorite titles that incorporate meticulously researched history … Continue reading “#BookBingoNW2018: History — and historical fiction”

#BookBingoNW2018: Suggested by a young person

Two teen readers from our Northeast Branch have five books to suggest to you for your “Suggested by a young person” Book Bingo square. In addition to their excellent reviews, they’ve translated each piece into Somali. We hope you enjoy their thoughtful suggestions and their translation as much as we have: I’ll Give You the … Continue reading “#BookBingoNW2018: Suggested by a young person”

#BookBingoNW2018: History

Looking for something to fill in that “history” box on your Summer Book Bingo card?  Fortunately, the days of dry history tomes are, well, history.  There are currently lots of great authors who are writing fascinating nonfiction history books that have the page-turning quality of a good story. Here are some of my favorites: Nancy … Continue reading “#BookBingoNW2018: History”

#BookBingoNW2018 : A Mystery or Thriller

If you’re already a mystery or thriller fan, you don’t need our help — this square is a freebie! But what if you don’t usually read crime novels? Not to worry — we have you covered: just find the kind of books you like below, and get reading! Classics: The Shooting Party, by Anton Chekhov. … Continue reading “#BookBingoNW2018 : A Mystery or Thriller”

#BookBingoNW2018: LGBTQIA Author or Character

Throughout history the personal stories of LGBTQIA+ people have been either ignored or told secondhand, but as readers we can address this by seeking out memoirs, biographies, and historical works that center LGBTQIA+ voices. Writer and activist Hida Viloria’s trailblazing memoir Born Both: an Intersex Life explores the author’s intersex identity and activism. Janet Mock’s … Continue reading “#BookBingoNW2018: LGBTQIA Author or Character”