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Posts Categorized: Recommended Reads

Recommended Read: The Line Tender by Kate Allen

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“The Line Tender” By Kate Allen “This juvenile novel is an emotional coming-of-age story that follows Lucy Everhart as she grapples with the loss of both her mother and her best friend, Fred. Allen thoughtfully ties Lucy’s attempts to find meaning in her friendship with Fred to her attempts to better understand the sharks her […]

Recommended Read – “The Real Lolita” By Sarah Weinman

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“The Real Lolita” By Sarah Weinman “Few people realize just how much inspiration Vladimir Nabokov drew from real life for his notorious novel. By researching extensive legal and public records, interviews, and investigations, Weinman is able to reveal that the subject of Nabokov’s novel was heavily influenced by the real-life abduction of Sally Horner in […]

Your Next Great Read

Your Next Great Read

Find us on Facebook or Instagram on Thursdays and we’ll suggest your next favorite book! Whether you are looking to process or escape, BPL staff are here to help. Play along with us on Facebook or Instagram by commenting on our post and listing one to three books that you loved, and we will give you a recommendation on […]

Family Resources for Processing Violence

The Boulder Public Library is here for you through this heartbreaking time in our community. We’d like to provide you and your family with books and other resources to process the recent violence, as well as help you address these topics with your loved ones. For Children and Parents: Coping with Scary Events in Our […]

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“Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” By Patrick Radden Keefe “Keefe explores the conflict in Northern Ireland during the mid to late 20th century (known as “The Troubles”) by using the still-unsolved murder of Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of ten. The book follows several major players […]

A Colorado Book Recommendation

Colorado Book Covers

Our Winter Reading Challenge is right around the corner! And we want you to feel prepared. Cozy up with some of our best book recommendations with Colorado in mind. Top Ten Book Recommendations for Teens and Adults 1. Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine 2. Zen and Gone by Emily France 3. Deep Creek: […]

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“Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art” By James Nestor “My choir director assigned this book to read and discuss online, and I am so glad she did. Though I know how to breathe to sing, I had no idea of the intricacies. The author posits that people (not just singers!) have lost the […]

Recommended Read

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“Mexican Gothic” By Silvia Moreno Garcia “Still looking for a spooky Halloween read? This story follows young society lady Noemí as she leaves the hustle and bustle of Mexico City to find out what is going on in her cousin’s strange new marriage. She finds herself in a small, crumbling town in the mountains, and […]

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“Drawn Together” By Minh Lê “This picture book is the story of a grandson and his grandfather finding a common language through art. At first, trying to communicate is confusing, frustrating silence, but when they find common ground in art, their relationship flourishes. The two art styles tell their own story throughout the comics they […]

Recommended Read: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas


“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas “This book offers a searing look at police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement–all told through the eyes of a teenage girl. It is equal parts funny, sad, empowering, and hopeful. Even as an adult, I absolutely loved it!”- Celine, Programs Dept.