10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in September 2019

There are so many great books arriving in September! Here are ten titles that will clog your to-read list.

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International Peace Month

Books for moving towards personal, interpersonal and collective peace.

August is International Peace Month.

Founded on August 16, 1926 when delegates at the Fifth International Democratic Peace Conference gathered on France's former battlefields, the goal of the first Peace Month was to study international peace work to better understand the mistakes made during the war. As a believer that peace begins with ourselves and develops through our relationships with each other, I've gathered together some titles that focus on moving toward peace personally, interpersonally and collectively.   

To learn more about these books, click the links below. Happy reading!

Nonviolent Communication     Collaborating with the Enemy

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in August 2019

The summer isn't over yet, so here's another round of hot books, August edition.

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Summer Cooking

It's summer and the cooking is easy!

Looking for new recipes for the fruits and vegetables harvested from your garden? Or maybe you're looking for creative dishes to make while camping out or tips on making your own ice cream. Look no further! These books will feed your creative spirit (and your appetite).

The Vegetable Gardener's CookbookThe Campout CookbookVegan Barbeque

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in July 2019

Attention fiction lovers: here come more summer books!

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LGBTQI2+ Books for Pride Month and Beyond

LGBTQI2+ books for Pride month and beyond.

Although LGBTQI2+ Pride Month is almost over, it's always a good time to read books by queer authors. Here are some newish titles that were released in the last few years for your reading pleasure. To learn more about each book, click on the link for a brief description. Happy reading!


House of Impossible Beauties     Freshwater     Notes of a Crocodile     

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in June 2019

There are so many great books arriving in June! Here are just ten of them.

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Practically Perfect in Every Way

Is it time to visit (or revisit) the Mary Poppins series of books? I think yes.

Mary Poppins book jacket

I'm finding myself reading books that I somehow missed in my childhood and am now about halfway through the Mary Poppins series. This set was started in the 1950's by P.L. Travers. It focusses on Jane and Michael Banks, two children living in London, their family and neighbors, and their new nanny, Mary Poppins. After a series of unsuitable (or fed up) nannies, Mary Poppins materializes from the sky to put the Banks household right. She takes the children on exciting adventures on regales them of fanciful stories that might just be true.

Here are some things that I love about Mary Poppins:

  • One of the Subject Headings is "Magic in the Real

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New Short Story Collections

Exciting new short story collections available at OPL.

Sometimes I find I don't have the attention to read a novel or am craving the satisfaction of reading a complete piece in a single sitting. These are the times when I turn to short story collections. May is Short Story Month so I thought I'd highlight some of the exciting short story collections realeased so far in 2019. 

All descriptions are providing by the publishers.

Elsewhere Home     Dawn     Sabrina and Corina   

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in May 2019

If you are wondering what to read next, we have ten fantastic ideas for you.

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