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Book Lovers Central: 2010 Archives - Adult

Find your next favorite book with these resources for readers.

Delicious Fiction


They say that books are food for your mind, but these books can whet your appetite in more ways than one: each story revolves around food!  Whether you're looking for drama, romance, or mystery, we've got the dish for you.  Follow the characters as they cook and eat their way through love, business, war and family.

Twice Told Tales

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Some stories are too good to be told just once.  These authors have taken the tales we know and love and told them in brand new ways.  Explore these books to finally read that classic you could never finish, explore the life of a tale's minor characters, or just enjoy a favorite story from a fresh new angle!


Writing Women Back into History

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March is Women's History Month, and this year the theme is Writing Women Back into History.  Celebrate Women's History Month with one of these books about important women.

  The End of the World as We Know It

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These are just a few of the books that imagine what the world would be like after a civilization-ending catastrophe.  Whether the apocalypse begins mysteriously, is caused by disease, or is all due to those pesky zombies, these books will give you a glimpse into the end of the world as we know it.

The 2010 Audie Awards

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The 2010 Audie Awards, given to the previous year's best audiobooks, have been announced!  Check out these award-winning audiobooks today, or visit The Audies home page for the full list of winners and nominees.

See What We're Recommending

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Your High Plains Library District is now offering personalized reading suggestions!  See what other readers in your community are being recommended, and request your own Personalized Reading List today!


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These books have nothing in common, apart from the fact that they're all unique.  If you're interested in a book with a concept that catches your eye, look no further!


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A subgenre of science fiction, steampunk typically (but not always) employs a Victorian setting where steam power and advanced technologies co-exist.  Get to know this emerging genre by checking out one of the books below.  -Victoria, Centennial Park


(Edited annotations taken from Library Journal)

Things That Go Bump in the Night

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Halloween is closer than you think!  Just a few short weeks remain to prepare yourself for the ghosts and goblins of the year's scariest holiday.  Read one of these books to get in a Halloween mood; you'll find everything from nervous giggles to bloodcurdling terror.

(Summaries are taken from the catalog.)

Scandinavian Crime Fiction

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Thrillers from the land of ice and snow are becoming more and more popular, largely thanks to Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  With winter just around the corner, now could be the perfect time to dive into this dark and exciting genre!


(Summaries taken from the catalog)


National Book Awards 2010

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The National Book Awards have been announced!  Check out the winners below, or see the full list, including nominees, on the National Book Awards website.  Did they get it right, or has there been a travesty of literary justice?  You decide...


(Summaries taken from the catalog)