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Jan 04

Teen Tuesday: YA Series Starters to try in 2022

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on January 4, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Happy New Year to all of our YCPL teens! The New Year is a great time to start on a new reading journey. Luckily, there are plenty of young adult series that allow you spend time with familiar characters all year long. Our intrepid youth services staff love diving into series and wanted to share their favorite underappreciated series with you. In the latest YCPL Book Talks video, Tyffany and Susan offer their top picks for Young Adult Series Starters. Check out the embedded video below.

Already read their suggestions? Check out our Underappreciated YA Series Starters Book List for even more ways to start your 2022 reading journey today!

May 28

Reading through the Library: Mystery series

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on May 28, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Read through the library with these staff picks based on specific genres.

A study in Charlotte book coverWant to try new books but not sure where to go or what to read? The easiest way to find new books is through readalikes, which is a way of grouping books based on factors such as genre, topic, or characters. In our Reading through the Library series, we'll take you on a journey through the library, focusing on books that have similar themes, but show up in every section of the library, from juvenile to adult. Go on a journey through the library with us.

Today we will explore some puzzling mysteries, from every age section of the library. Whether you read them all to see how mysteries are handled for different ages, or if every member of your family reads a different age, we've got a recommendation for everyone. To check out our staff picks, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Apr 16

Social Media Trends: Memory and Myth

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on April 16, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

In this series, we explore trending book recommendations found on the social media platforms.
“And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth.”
Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings

Welcome back to our series on books trending on social media. These two books will be hard to forget in the coming months. They have swept Booktok, with tears, laughter, and love following in the wake of the many videos. What are these amazing books you ask? Just click on "Continue Reading" below to find out.

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