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Six buzzworthy books on TikTok

Six buzzworthy books on TikTok

The farther into TikTok I fall, the more difficult it gets to ignore the endless book recommendations running through my “for you” feed courtesy of “BookTok” influencers. From young adult fiction and fantasy to contemporary romance and thrillers, there’s something for everyone.

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Six buzzworthy books on TikTok

The farther into TikTok I fall, the more difficult it gets to ignore the endless book recommendations running through my “for you” feed courtesy of “BookTok” influencers. From young adult fiction and fantasy to contemporary romance and thrillers, there’s something for everyone.
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Water Cooler: Environmental reads for smoke season

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 3, 2021

Smoky skies aren’t very inspiring for summer beach reads, but for better or worse, it does set the tone for environmental literature that speaks to our love for nature. Here is a mix of titles you can check out from adventurous and reflective nature writing.

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Summer Stories - The Lost Year: ‘TLY’ by Trent Reedy

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 1, 2021

Aidan Baker didn’t know everything about the world, but he was pretty sure senior prom wasn’t supposed to smell faintly of manure. And in all his mom’s old favorite teen movies, the music at prom had never had to compete with the screech of the train wheels on steel rails.
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Water Cooler: Get inspired with Olympic reads

UPDATED: Tue., July 27, 2021

Although the Olympic Games have been a source of various controversies this year, the stories of its athletes and what they must overcome to compete alongside the best have always been inspiring. Here is some nonfiction reading you can dive into now.
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Summer Stories: ‘How I’ve Missed You Lately’ by Ian Pisarcik

UPDATED: Sun., July 25, 2021

Apple Pirn stood in front of the kitchen window in her old Vermont farmhouse among the fruit flies and cidery light wearing a thrift store blouse with the front unbuttoned to expose her sagged breast. The man on the telephone had told her to wait and so she was waiting.
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10 books for your summer reading list

If you, like me, are looking for a few books so that you can ignore the growing stack of other books next to your bed, here is a list of 10 books – including several by local authors – that I’ll be reading (and rereading) this summer.
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Summer Stories: ‘Pandemic’ by Shann Ray

UPDATED: Sun., July 11, 2021

John watched a blackbird light on the window sill. Feeling numb, he looked away and further berated himself. “He’s so self-enclosed,” he overheard Samantha tell their oldest. “He doesn’t hear me.” The children knew and didn’t know. They moved in his presence like worlds in orbit.
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Kick off summer with a seasonal read

UPDATED: Tue., June 22, 2021

Nothing helps you sink into that summer state of mind like a perfect summer read. Here is a list of books set in summer that may be the perfect complement to the heat wave set to hit the Inland Northwest this week.
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Will Smith opening up, releasing memoir ‘Will’ in November

UPDATED: Mon., June 21, 2021

Will Smith is ready to open up about his life story. Penguin Press announced Sunday that Smith will release his memoir titled “Will” on Nov. 9. The actor-rapper shared a photo of the book’s cover art to more than 54 million of his Instagram followers.