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Top Book Club Selections of 2016 (Part 1)

There’s nothing like being a part of a great book club! It’s a wonderful way to socialize with fellow book lovers, and (let’s be honest) a great excuse to binge on wine and cheese!  There’s no question that 2016 has been a fabulous year for books and book clubs, and if you haven’t joined a local or online reading group yet, there’s no time like the present!

From library and bookstore clubs to celebrity recommendations, we’ve rounded up some of the top selections for 2016 book clubs.  Here are 10 titles to keep your group’s reading momentum strong and well-balanced:

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AdBiblio Case Study – ABRAMS Untamed

We were thrilled when ABRAMS asked us to help promote Untamed, the companion novel to the wildly popular Splintered trilogy by A. G. Howard. We had previously helped spread the word about Ensnared, the final book in the trilogy, and couldn’t wait to dive back down the rabbit hole!

 

As The Boston Globe put it, the Splintered series is “[b]rilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising — a contemporary reworking of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’’ with a deep bow toward Tim Burton’s 2010 film version.”

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Counteract “Reluctant Readers” With Book Subscription Boxes

What’s the best way to counteract “reluctant reader” traits?  Make reading something kids and teens genuinely look forward to!  Of course, curating a love for reading starts at home and in the classroom, but some kids need a little extra push. We all know that kids love opening gifts, so monthly subscription “book boxes” might be the perfect way to keep kids reading all year long!

With these book boxes, kids can experience the joy of opening presents along with the joy of discovering a great new book.  If you have a reluctant (or avid) reader in your life, here are a few children’s and YA book subscription services you may want to try:

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Literary Links: Cats and Tats

This roundup of literary links is almost certainly going to change your presidential vote, help you write a bestselling novel, and inspire your next tattoo…

 

 

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AdBiblio Case Study – Sourcebooks The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

We are some major #booknerds over here in the AdBiblio office, so we really geek out when we get to help promote books ~about~ books!

 

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300×250 ad for The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

 

Katarina Bivald’s The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a quirky, heartwarming story about a Swedish woman named Sara who travels to Iowa to meet her book-loving pen pal Amy. When she arrives to find that Amy’s funeral has just ended, Sara begins to dream of using Amy’s collection to open a bookshop in the small town of Broken Wheel.

 

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AdBiblio Case Study – S&S November 9

Colleen Hoover’s new book November 9 was one of 2015’s most eagerly anticipated fall titles. Written by a #1 New York Times bestselling author and blending elements of Literary Fiction, Romance, and Suspense, we knew this novel would be a hit with a wide variety of readers!

 

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Literary Links: Book Deserts to Book Desserts

We’re rounding up some of our favorite literary links from around the web. Here’s the latest on book deserts, secret library apartments, ice cream books, and more!

 

 

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Five #BookwormProblems

Being a bookworm is pretty awesome – you get to “live” in all sorts of different worlds and time periods, your favorite characters become some of your best friends, and you’ll never get bored as long as you’ve got a book with you.

But it’s not all fun and games! Here are five of the #BookwormProblems plaguing readers around the world…

 

1. Your “To Read” list grows way faster than your “Read It” list.

Karli's current "To Read" pile
Karli’s current “To Read” pile was drastically edited to fit this photo.

 

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