New Nonfiction Roundup – June 2022

Check out some of the best nonfiction books being released in June! Science and nature, historical and current events, and biographies, memoirs and essays figure prominently this month. Biography & MemoirBestselling author Stuart Woods discusses his two loves – writing and sailing – in An Extravagant Life, while the world’s bestselling novelist celebrates his life … Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – June 2022”

Peak Picks Turns 5 — and 25 Most Popular Books Since 2017

Blow out the candles! Peak Picks, The Seattle Public Library’s highly popular collection of books you can check out with no holds and no wait, turns 5 this month. Launched as a pilot project in May 2017, Peak Picks expanded to all 27 Library locations by the end of 2017. Since its start, more than 75,000 … Continue reading “Peak Picks Turns 5 — and 25 Most Popular Books Since 2017”

New Nonfiction Roundup – April 2022

April marks the beginning of the busy spring publishing season, and this month’s crop of new books will not disappoint. Inspiring and approachable cookbooks, bold and nurturing self care titles, delightful pop culture histories and more will make your TBR pile taller than ever. And don’t forget to check out five spectacular additions to Peak … Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – April 2022”

Would you like a Momosa?

Mocktails aren’t just a mom thing, but they got my attention the most when I was pregnant and breastfeeding, and they just kind of stuck with me. One of my go-to mocktails was a Momosa — orange-flavored sparkling water with orange juice. Mocktails are refreshing without the headache, they make any time just a wee … Continue reading “Would you like a Momosa?”

10 Novels We Loved This Year

We love all of the end-of-year “top ten” book lists, but the ones we use to guide our own reading  (and gift giving) are always the ones prepared by librarians. These lists tend to have a wider range of titles, genres, and distinct voices. They’re not necessarily bestsellers (although six on this list were Peak … Continue reading “10 Novels We Loved This Year”