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Maine Readers’ Choice Longlist

If you missed it, the Maine Readers’ Choice Award committee released its longlist for the 2015 award. Have your favorites from 2014 made the list? The shortlist will be announced in the late spring.

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Under and Over

Tired of the “best of” lists that name the same books over and over? Then check out these lists for some more unusual reads. Slate and Flavorwire tell us about overlooked books for 2014. See what you might have missed!

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January LibraryReads List

Check out the hottest releases coming in January on this month’s LibraryReads list!

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Best of the Year

The ‘best of” lists are starting to roll in for 2014. Check out the lists in Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly and find your next great read!

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Staff Favorites from 2012

Some of our favorite books that we read in 2012!

Cassie
Fiction:
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai (published 2011)
Short Stories: Little Sinners by Karen Brown
Young Adult: Every Day by David Levinthan 

Jane
Fiction:
The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton (published 2008)
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith
Alice I have Been: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
Juvenile Literature: The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech

Kathy
Nonfiction: When We Were the Kennedys by Monica Wood
Young Adult: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Picture Books:
The Reader by Amy Hest
Charley’s First Night by Amy Hest

Darcel
Fiction:
The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
Beach House Memories by Mary Alice Monroe
Nonfiction: My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story (with Recipes) by Luisa Weiss

Kat
Fiction: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (published 2008)
Young Adult:
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (published 2009)
Fallen series by Lauren Kate
Fury (2011) and Envy (2012) by Elizabeth Miles
Picture Books:
More by I.C. Springman
7 Little Mice Have Fun on the Ice by Kazuo Iwamura (published 2011)

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Best Young Adult Books

NPR just released their 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels list. The list includes some classics such as To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye but also lists some newer titles like The Hunger Games series and Veronica Roth’s Divergent series. Check it out to discover some new favorites!

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More Best Books of 2011 Lists!

Another “best of” list! This one from Amazon.com

 And Kirkus Reviews has also released their Best Fiction of 2011.

Check them out!

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