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January 18, 2019

Staff Reads – holiday reading »

Read below to find out what books we’ve read over the holidays and what books we received as gifts that we’re most excited to start reading.



The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is a perfect fall read, especially if you’re a fan of Practical Magic. It’s an enchanting look at …

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November 30, 2018

Staff Reads – November 29, 2018 »

Check out what we've been reading over the Thanksgiving break and let us know your book recommendations in the comments below!


I’m reading We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. It’s a slower-paced book that deals with grief and loneliness and healing and disillusionment. It's a powerful read, but …

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August 31, 2018

Staff Reads – August 31, 2018 »

Staff Reads is back! We’ve got so many books to fill you in on. Check out what we’ve been reading below and let us know if you have any recommendations on what to read next.

OhioI just finished a second read of a good friend of mine’s book, Ohio. It’s one of those rare, beautiful and evocativ…

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February 20, 2018

Staff Reads: Book Love At First Sight »

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked our staff what books they’ve fallen in love with at first sight. The insta-book love is real. Let us know your book loves in the comments below or on Twitter. #CRPreads

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I went a little crazy at ALA last year and picked up anything with a dark, brooding

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February 2, 2018

Staff Reads: February 2, 2018 »

Check out what our staff has been reading below and share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag  #CRPreads.


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I just finished reading They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib. Abdurraqib worked as a columnist at MTV news and has w…

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January 19, 2018

Staff Reads: Follow Your Dreams »

Books can have such a profound influence on our mindset. To help you kick start the New Year, New You, we’ve recommended life-changing books that have impacted us the most and inspired us to follow our dreams, or not to.


Brave EnoughI have a few books that I’ll turn to again and again for self-…

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January 5, 2018

Group Reads: What did you read over the holidays? »

Happy 2018!  For our first blog post of the year, we asked our friends on Twitter what they read over the holidays, adn here's what they said.

Share what you read over the holidays in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads.

Electric-Arches Alice Network Memory of Love how to stop time immortalists born to run collected EB White Compass






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December 8, 2017

Staff Reads: December 8 »

For the last staff reads post of the year we asked our staff what they’re looking forward to diving into over the long winter break. Check out the responses below and share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads.


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November 10, 2017

Staff Reads: November 10 »

Check out what our staff has been reading below and share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads.


I am currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I finally found a used copy at The Brown Elephant in Andersonville and started reading it last week. I

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October 27, 2017

Staff Reads: Literally Literary Costumes »

We asked our staff what literary character they’d be if a no-holds-barred costume could magically appear. Check out the awesome responses below! #CRPreads.

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Is it ok to dress as my still-alive and much-revered literary idol? Because I think it could be cool to go as Cheryl Strayed/Reese Wi…

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