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July and August Bay Area Literary and Author Events

July and August Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Mathangi Subramanian, author of A People’s History of Heaven
Wednesday, July 10 2019 7:00pm
Books Inc.
317 Castro Street, Mountain View
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Kalyn Josephson with Tara Smith launching Kalyn’s debut novel The Storm Crow
Saturday, July 13 2019 3:00-5:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin celebrating their new book Please Send Help, the sequel to I Hate Everyone But You
Tuesday, July 16 2019 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
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Kawaii Sweet World Baking Party with Rachel Fong
Sunday, August 4 2019 4:00-5:30pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Mary Pearson with Stephanie Garber celebrating Mary’s new book Vow of Thieves, the sequel to Dance of Thieves
Friday, August 9 2019 7:00-9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Stacy Lee with Stephanie Garber celebrating Stacy’s new novel The Downstairs Girl
Tuesday, August 13 2019 7:00-9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Tanya Boteju and Claire Kann discuss Tanya’s new book Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens
Tuesday, August 20 2019 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
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Summer, Sun & Stories

Summer, Sun & Stories

Although the year is wrapping up, we want to remind you that your reading doesn’t have to! The library’s ebook and audiobook collection is here for you over the summer on Overdrive.

If you’re looking for things to read, check out our Pinterest page for recommendations by genre, or our Recommended Pleasure Reading List full of handpicked books we love.

Happy summer, and happy reading!

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New From Favorite Authors

New From Favorite Authors

Covers of new books: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, Becoming by Michele Obama, and King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

We’ve got loads of new books in the library, and a bunch are sequels or new books by authors you love! Come check them out!

New from Favorite Authors

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. A continuation of her Grishaverse books, picking up after Crooked Kingdom

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Becoming by Michelle Obama

We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai

Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers, a new book in the His Fair Assassin universe

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, the author of The Hate U Give

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

Shout: A Poetry Memoir by Laurie Halse Anderson

Sequels

The Wicked King by Holly Black, sequel to The Cruel Prince

The Copper Kingdom by S.A. Chakraborty, sequel to The City of Brass

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson, sequel to Truly Devious

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 6: Save Our School by Brandon Montclare

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden, conclusion to The Bear and the Nightingale trilogy

Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 by Sayantani DasGupta.

Giant Days Vol. 9 by John Allison

Moonstruck Vol. 2: Some Enchanted Evening by Grace Ellis

 

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Recaptains: A New Reading Resource

Are you excited for Leigh Bardugo’s next Grishaverse book? Counting the days for the sequel to Children of Blood and BoneMaybe you just learned there’s a third book in Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. But if you’re anything like us, there is just one problem: you cannot quite remember where the last book left off. What had the main character just discovered about her magic? Who was left dead; who had just arisen from the dead? Who was dating whom?

the logo for the Recaptains websiteFortunately, we have discovered Recaptains, if you need “a refresher before the sequel is released, this is where you need to be.” Beyond a short synopsis and a longer, bullet-pointed step-by-step review of the plot, the “How did it end” section of each entry reviews the major plot details of the last few chapters–leaving you ready to pick the story up once more.

A lot the entries are user submitted, so beyond finding the information you need without rereading the whole series, you can also submit summaries of books that you love and hope to share with other readers. Check out their website or follow them on twitter!

 

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