Oppressive Intimacy of Technology

Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next, listen through your web browser, 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 about these titles and all the books we’ve mentioned on the show, go... Continue Reading →

Spooky Season Returns!

On to Part 2 of our 2022 Spooky Season episodes! Get ready to hear about titles from some of our re-occurring fav authors, a tribute to a horror classic, and more. 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... Continue Reading →

Spooky Season 2022

It's one of our favourite times of year: spooky season! Unlike last year, when we grouped our horror by genre, this year it's just a bunch of different styles of horror all piled together. We have some literary (Motherthing), some pastoral (The Honeys), some historical gothic (The Wild Hunt)... something for everyone! And make sure... Continue Reading →

Spooky Season: Literary Horror

Nicole is back for some spooky season delights! Literary horror: what is it, exactly? Laura says she knows it when she reads it, and in these titles you can expect atmospheric language, beautifully written expressions of dread, and a sense of lingering unease that will stay with you long past the last page. Enjoy! Listen... Continue Reading →

Spooky Season: Slashers

And it's spooky season once again! This year we are hacking into things with an episode of slashers: horror novels devoted to the murderous rampage and full of homages (and clichés) from your favourite slasher movies. Please be aware that due to their thematic focus, these titles are inevitably at least a little gory. This... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Westerns

You may have thought Westerns had ridden off into the sunset, so to speak, as a book genre. In fact, Westerns are still being written, but they are often remixed with other genres and tell stories about citizens of the wild west other than the same white male gunslinger. Watch the episode to hear Laura... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Haunted Places

Notes from the fall 2020 edition of Read This Next. Watch this and past episodes on the TBPL Facebook page or YouTube channel. Visit our online catalogue to place holds on these titles. Not sure how to place holds? Visit this Guide for details. Haunted House Classics The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson:... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Zombies

Notes from the upcoming July 3 edition of Read This Next. Watch this and past episodes on the TBPL Facebook page or YouTube channel. Highlights from cloudLibrary: GARDENING FOR THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE by Isabel Lloyd and Phil Clarke Climate change? Brexit? Screaming brain-biters? Don't lose the plot – this book can help! Irreverent, straightforward and... Continue Reading →

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

I really love that feeling you get when a book casually catches your eye as you stroll through the stacks of books at a library. For some reason that you may not be able to explain, the book just seems like it’s going to be good even though you have never heard of the author. ... Continue Reading →

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