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And The Rest Is History

This month we asked our librarians “What are your favorite historical fiction books?”  Check out their answers here: Fever by Mary Beth Keane: The main character of this book is Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, one of the … Continue reading

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Autumnal

As we fall into October, our librarians share their favorite media with autumn colored covers! Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey The Ascent to Godhood by J.Y. Yang Abbott by Saladin Ahmed Human Acts by Han Kang Teaching My Mother … Continue reading

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Got Your Number

We asked our librarians what some of their favorite titles that contain a number are, and here are their answers! The Dust of 100 Dogs by A. S. King – This is a very compelling story. I wish it was … Continue reading

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Top Tropes

This month we asked our librarians what their favorite narrative tropes are! A trope is a commonly used theme or plot device. Check out TV Tropes for some incredibly specific examples or the library database NoveList under “Browse By” –> … Continue reading

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Sensational Short Stories

This month we’ve asked our librarians to share their favorite short stories.  Check them out below! In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin  I first read this collection when I  was an undergrad and often return to it. Mueenuddin … Continue reading

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Recommendations

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, our librarians are talking about their favorite books & other media by and about Asian Pacific Americans.  Visit our display at Robbins for even more materials you can check out! Dogeaters by … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough!

This month we’ve asked our librarians to tell us which stand-alone books they think need a sequel.  Read their responses below! Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis still freaks me out a little. So many of the subplots were taken from … Continue reading

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Go Green!

This month we asked our librarians for their favorite books that have a green cover, or the word green in the title.  Here are the results! Greenglass House by Kate Milford, of course! (And also Ghosts of Greenglass House, and … Continue reading

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Fantastic Books

This month we asked our librarians what their favorite fantasy books are! I already recommend a lot of fantasy, so I’m going to try recommending things I don’t remember recommending for past prompts!  These aren’t necessarily the all time favorites, … Continue reading

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2018 Best Books from Robbins & Fox Library Staff

Happy New Year!!!  Here are the Robbins Library librarians’ top books of 2018! The Library Book by Susan Orlean As someone who works in libraries every day I was a little apprehensive about reading this book–would it upset my carefully … Continue reading

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