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Champlin Library Staff's Book Lists
Not Just Superheroes: Graphic Novels (32 titles)

Nonfiction We Couldn't Put Down (25 titles)

Non - Traditional Reads for Valentine's Day (21 titles)
Because we have 364 other days to read Jane Austen. Here are books about love in crazy circumstances, love in all kinds of relationships, and life after love.
I Remember That Book! : Nostalgic Reads (20 titles)

Check-Under-the-Bed Books (26 titles)
Updated 3/20/2014
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Cover ArtBook lust : recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason
by Pearl, Nancy
The perfect book for someone who is wondering what they should read next. Nancy Pearl provides an incredibly eclectic array of books to choose from, and discusses them all in easy and inviting prose. There is something for readers of any type in this book!   posted Apr 9, 2014 at 1:45PM

Cover ArtTolstoy and the purple chair : my year of magical reading
by Sankovitch, Nina
After her sister dies of cancer, Nina Sankovitch turns to the books they both loved for comfort and guidance about how to truly move on with her life in this wise, warm memoir. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair is the history of their loving family, and an exploration of the ways reading can provide illumination, pleasure and comfort all at once.   posted Apr 8, 2014 at 3:30PM

Cover ArtThe polysyllabic spree
by Hornby, Nick.
Funny, affectionate, and true to life, The Polysyllabic Spree is the first in a series of books that chronicles Nick Hornby's attempts to read every book he buys.   posted Apr 7, 2014 at 1:26PM

Cover ArtThe most wonderful books : writers on discovering the pleasures of reading
This great book, published by Minnesota publishing company Milkweed Editions, contains essays from 57 contemporary writers on how they learned to love reading, and the impact books have had on their life. Some standout essays include Bill Holm's lovely "More Shelf Space," and the sublimely funny "Apologies of a Bookworm," by Wicked author Gregory Maguire.   posted Apr 7, 2014 at 1:03PM

Cover ArtWill in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare
by Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-
Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Greenblatt creates a deep, breathtakingly vivid portrait of Shakespeare by analyzing his words and connecting them to the events of the day. This is not only an incredibly insightful biography, it is also a glimpse into the intense, complicated world of Elizabethan England, and and a magnificently accessible window into Shakespeare's plays.   posted Apr 4, 2014 at 4:25PM

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