Romance

It's time for an illustrated-cover romance roundup! Pick up one of these light-and-fluffy, trope-filled, all contemporary reads today. Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube channel. Place your TPBL holds for print books through our online catalogue, or search for eBooks through cloudLibrary. For full details... Continue Reading →

What is #OwnVoices?

Over the past few years, you may have heard the term #OwnVoices floating around the literary world. It’s been present for some time, and is even featured in our Winter Reading Bingo! While different genres can be easy to decipher, #OwnVoices has left many readers confused. What does #OwnVoices mean? Let’s find out! #OwnVoices is... Continue Reading →

YOUth Review: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke, is a true masterpiece. Published almost twenty years after Clarke’s debut novel, Piranesi explores humanity from such a new angle - and yet, it feels so familiar. The book introduces us to the main character, Piranesi, who, upon the first few pages, is immensely infatuated with the House, an endless expanse... Continue Reading →

New and Upcoming Fiction (Feb. 2022)

Click on the title of the book to place a hold! Becoming My Sister - V.C. Andrews Like everyone else in Palm Springs, Gish idolizes her smart, beautiful, kind older sister. Even their parents compare Gish unfavorably to Gloria—threatening to send her to boarding school once the more perfect sister leaves for college. But Gloria... Continue Reading →

Dystopian Gender Roles

We weren't sure what to title this episode. It was clear that there was a collective theme to these books, but our original idea of feminist dystopia wasn't quite right. I ended up at Gender-Interrogating Speculative Fiction, but Nicole told me (correctly) that is way too long and complicated. You can see what we've settled... Continue Reading →

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