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NYPL #FridayReads: The Abandon the Idea Edition January 12, 2018


During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary reading the internet has to offer. Don’t have the time to hunt for good reads? Never fear! We've rounded up the best bookish reading of the week for you.

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We Read...

The best funny books for kids of 2017 and all about J.R.R. Tolkien. “Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day. It helps,” and other writing tips. A new round of staff picks has arrived! Obviously, we can't get enough books about women writers. Get ready to preorder; there are tons of amazing books to look forward to in the first half of 2018. We have a lot of nostalgia for Paddington Bear. When Roxane Gay reveals her favorite books of 2018, it's time to listen up. There was a bookish side to the Golden Globes.


No need to get up! Join our librarians from the home, office, playground—wherever you have internet access—for book recs on Twitter by following our handle @NYPLrecommends from 10 AM to 11 AM every Friday. Or, you can check NYPL Recommends any day of the week for more suggestions. 


Way too cold for Times Square this year... let's stay in with a book instead! Hit us up for a recommendation, now until 11AM EST.

I just read river of teeth by sarah gailey, and really loved it, I already picked up the sequel, do you have any other good diverse and action-y reads, possibly with queer leads/authors or romance? Thanks!


RIVER OF TEETH was one of our favorite reads of 2017! So great. Let's see... have you read NIGHT WATCH by Sarah Waters?

It's showtime!

We've got a brand new show! Watch on Facebook Live on Fridays at noon. You can ask Gwen and Lynn to recommend your next read and hear what other patrons are loving lately too.

What did you read?

If you read something fantastic this week, share with our community of readers in the comment section below.


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