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Posts by Lynn Lobash

Accessible Classics

One of our readers asks: Hi NYPL! I am looking to beef up my reading resume with some "classics." Only, time is precious and I don't want to be bored out of my skull. What "classics" do you think a 21st century person can really dig into? Read More ›

Memoirs with Recipes

Memoirs with recipes: two great book categories that taste great together!Read More ›

25 Years From the Fall: KGB and Cold War Reads

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, effectively and symbolically ending the Cold War. Twenty-five years later, we're still making sense of the decades of fear and east-west divisions. One need only watch FX's The Americans to see that the Cold War is still alive and well in the American imagination. As we look back at The Fall, here are the books we'll be reading.Read More ›

Books We Are Thankful For

We talked to librarians to find out the books they are most thankful for this year.Read More ›

Children's Librarians' Favorite Halloween Books

Our Halloween favorites to read and share with kids.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, A History of New York in 101 Objects. Here he tells us a bit about himself as a reader.Read More ›

Page-Turners for All Tastes

Our reader asked us to recommend a good page turner for a long plane ride. Here are some titles you will want to read in one sitting from a variety of genres.Read More ›

Three is the Magic Number: Trilogies You May Not Have Known Were Trilogies

The Hunger Games, Divergent, Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy—when you cannot get enough of a character or just don't want the story to end, three is a welcome number. These popular trilogies need no further introduction, but here are some titles you may be surprised to learn, are also part of a trilogy.Read More ›

Looking for Authentic Voices

This week's readers advisory request comes to us as a list of books. The reader says that for her, a good book is language driven and the voice should ring through as authentic. Do we have any authentic voices for this reader?Read More ›

Suburban Malaise

Suburban – an adjective meaning contemptibly dull and ordinary. Malaise – a noun meaning a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Philip K. Howard

Philip K. Howard came to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, The Rule of Nobody.Read More ›

If You Like Murakami...

This week's readers advisory request comes to us in the form of two books and an author our reader has enjoyed in the past: The Secret History, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and Haruki Murakami. Here is what our staff recommended for this reader. Read More ›

Ask the Author: Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman is our next guest at Books at Noon this week.Read More ›

Our Favorite Spooky Tales

If you are looking for a spooky Halloween read, the staff at the New York Public Library have some suggestions for you.Read More ›

If You Like LOTR, GoT, and American Gods, Here's What to Read Next

If you liked Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and American Gods… here are some fantasy titles to consider reading next.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss her latest work, Some Luck.Read More ›

When the Print Book Would Take Up Your Whole Bag: Long Reads in "E"

So long, but so worth it. Give your shoulders a break and pick up the e-book version instead.Read More ›

E-books for the 6-12 Set

Five recommendations from our e-book collection.Read More ›

Missing The Killing? Crime Series Set in the Northwest

There is something about the sinister, shadowy, gray atmosphere of The Killing that is unforgettable. Detectives eat in the rain and smoke in the rain. Rain falls heavy on the windshield day and night. Here are some books with this same sense of atmosphere.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Mark Strand

Mark Strand answers our six questions about reading.Read More ›
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