Cookbook Countdown Kickoff | Wyatt’s World

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Back again for 2016 is the great Fall Cookbook Countdown leading to Thanksgiving. For the next three weeks we’ll spotlight a different group of five cookbooks while presenting various themes and ways of highlighting your collection. The kickoff begins with celebrity offerings.

Getaway Books…About Cats and Dogs | Wyatt’s World

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Need yet another refuge from the anxiety of the election now that the third and final presidential debate is history? Apparently, viewing cat videos is an effective tonic for many. In that vein, here are five books on cats and dogs that provide an escape.

Sophomore Triumphs | The Reader’s Shelf, October 15, 2016

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Second novels can be tricky. Will the buzz surrounding a first splash be repeated, or will that sophomore effort turn out to be a one-hit wonder? Here are six titles that shine as much as the debuts that preceded them.

Globe-Spanning Adventures | Wyatt’s World

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October brings a number of particularly riveting crime novels—from legal to historical to quasi-true tales—that allow readers to travel the globe and back in time.

Book-Based Career Day | Wyatt’s World

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These five memoirs, each by a known name in their field, serve as the literary equivalent of a career day.

Bridget Jones, Before and Beyond | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, all things Bridget Jones and the chick lit backlist lead me down a winding path.

Escape into Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Need a break from politics? Even as the next round of debates unfold, great new fall books arrive, offering a refuge. Here are five choices to aid varied getaways.

Musical Memoirs | Wyatt’s World

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Memoirs take a musical turn this fall, with a number of high-profile singers turning to the page rather than the microphone to tell their tales. Here are five essential titles as an overture.

The Mystery of Love | The Reader’s Shelf, September 15, 2016

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The start of the school year might prompt a new reading plan, such as working through a series one has always wanted to try. For fans of mystery and romance, there are plenty of choices to be had.

Keep the Reading Going for Fall | Wyatt’s World

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Part of providing readers’ advisory (RA) services with ease is having books at the forefront of your mind to offer patrons with a range of interests. The bevy of fall reading lists supply plenty of choices. Here are five titles making such lists, paired with a secondary offering to keep the reading going.