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What are some of the best fantasy books of the past decade?

Topic: Literature ,    Subtopic: Literary Fiction Tags: Fantasy New books Best fantasy 2010s

I am looking for some new fantasy books to read and am wondering where to start. I have read most of the classics....

asked: UTC 2021-07-10 12:49 AM
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Recommendations for poetry books for teenagers

Topic: Literature Tags: Poetry Adolescent

I'm looking for recommendations for less juvenile poetry.  My children are big fans of Shel Silverstein, but need something more age-appropriate. Looking for preteen and early teenage recommendations....

asked: UTC 2021-02-23 02:55 PM
image Shari (145)
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What is the best novel for someone wanting to give the Horror genre a try?

Topic: Literature ,    Subtopic: Horror Tags: reading book selection scary stories horror books

I'm looking to expand my reading tastes and have realized that I've never read much horror. What would be a good first book to get a feel for the genre?...

asked: UTC 2021-06-29 07:35 PM
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What is your favorite place to find book suggestions?

Topic: Literature

I am an avid reader, but have been struggling to find book suggestions recently for the kinds of books I'm looking for. I use Good Reads, but am wondering if there are any other platforms I could try? I'm mainly interested in ecology, natural history, sustainability, and homesteading....

asked: UTC 2020-11-10 08:54 PM
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What good books have a similar feel to Harry Potter?

Topic: Literature ,    Subtopic: Fantasy Tags: book recommendation middle school teen fiction Harry Potter Reading

I have several students who have loved reading Harry Potter in 5th and 6th grades. They are now moving into my classroom for 7th and 8th grades and I want to have books that they will continue to enjoy and engage with. Can anyone recommend books or series with similar themes/worlds/feelings to the H...

asked: UTC 2021-06-20 03:40 PM
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Are there devices specifically meant to play audiobooks/Audible?

Topic: Literature

A friend of mine loves to read, but has lost fine motor control to arthritis. She can't hold a book and is not capable of turning a page. Just to complicate things, she's also a proud luddite: no computer, no smartphone, no e-readers. I happen to love audiobooks and would like to introduce her to th...

asked: UTC 2021-05-04 03:50 PM
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What are your favorite time travel books/movies?

Topic: Literature ,    Subtopic: Science Fiction

I absolutely love the time travel genre in science fiction, but I have a hard time finding books and/or movies about it. Do you have any recommendations? Can be books, movies or both....

asked: UTC 2020-10-05 07:17 PM
image Jennifer (170)
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What are some great new authors and books in the dystopian fiction genre?

Topic: Literature ,    Subtopic: Dystopian Tags: books series reading authors

My backlog of books to read is finally running out after six months of Covid19 and I'm looking to explore some new authors, series, and individual books in the dystopian world. I'd call "new" anything in the last 15 years or so.   Any recommendations on where I should turn?...

asked: UTC 2020-08-31 10:26 AM
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