Having recently watched Alien for the first time and realizing that androids ought to join clowns on my list of things that creep me out the most, I decided it might be beneficial to make a list of books featuring androids and other forms of artificial intelligence, just so we can all be prepared for the eventuality of them taking over the world. Just in case.

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Brush up on the Charleston, we’re heading back to the Roaring Twenties with these reads!

Attention guys and dolls! No need to put on your flapper dress or button on your spats – be transported back to the Jazz Age without leaving the comfort of your arm chair with these books.

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Dad Books

If you step foot in my dad’s car, chances are he is going to be listening to what I have affectionately dubbed his dad books: some sort of military/political thriller, most likely narrated by Scott Brick.  These books are like the Liam Neeson movies of the literary world: lots of guns, explosions, and high-octane chase scenes. Hey, he’d probably land the leading role if these books ever made their way to the big screen.

So, in honor of Father’s Day, here is a list of books on which my dad would place his seal of approval. He’s probably listening to one of them right now.

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Flame On!

You may not know it because of all the rain we have been having here lately, but grilling season is upon us. We at the Lynchburg Public Library want you to be prepared, so we’ve put together a list of books that are all about grilling and barbecuing. So, fire up those grills and get to work on some tasty meals (just watch yourself around those open flames, so you don’t end up like the Human Torch).