Can’t get enough of Outlander?

We can’t promise you a six foot four, red-headed, kilt-wearing Scottish Highlander of your very own, but we can give you some books that will offer you a similar historical, time-traveling, romantic, or epic family saga experience as your new favorite series!

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Where in the World is Frederick the Gnome?: England

Join Frederick, our Roaming Gnome of Knowledge, as he explores new locations throughout the summer in celebration of our Summer Reading Program theme Reading Takes You Everywhere!

This week finds Frederick in jolly England, where it appears he is attempting to stow away onto the Hogwarts Express . . .

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RUSA’S 2018 Reading List: The Year’s Best in Genre Fiction

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced this year’s selections for their annual Reading List, comprised of the best-of-the-best of eight categories of genre fiction for adult readers. We have compiled a list of the winners we have in our system, but for a complete list, including short-list titles and read alikes for the winners, see the RUSA page.

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Wives and Daughters

When you order as many books as we do, you begin to notice trends in popularity of subject matter, cover design, and the like. The trend we’re focusing on today is the title scheme of The [Insert Profession Here]’s Wife/Daughter. While it seems a shame that these women seem to take a backseat role in the title of the books in which they star, the trend doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

The men these women are related to have chosen a wide range of career paths. They might be politicians . . .

Or  in the military . . .

They might be in trade . . .

The adventurous type . . .

They might even be up to no good . . .

What are some trends in the literary world that you have noticed?