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Best Books for Mother's Day 2015

Dear BookBrowsers,

Breakfast in bed with burnt toast. Go ahead, you've earned it. Besides, there are some Mother's Day traditions you simply must not break. But this year, maybe it's time to start a new one: how about giving yourself, or the favorite mom in your life, a day filled with reading? We've selected 10 choice picks from recently published books that will deliver a perfect Mother's Day this May 10 for the reader mom in your life. And if that mom is you, there's no better time like the present to place this list in strategic locations around the house for the crowd to notice. Ample hints can't hurt either. Happy Mother's Day!

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Top Mysteries for Book Clubs to Read

Dear BookBrowsers,

Do you remember Agatha Christie's meticulously crafted mysteries? For many of us, they were an early grade-school introduction to the genre where we saw that mysteries could be fun and cerebral. While Christie's work might be classic staged whodunnits, because we like to up the ante at BookBrowse, let's take the theme one step further and look at mysteries that are beyond standard-issue quick reads.

Our latest series of recommendations for book clubbers delivers mysteries that both deliver a juicy story and transport you to interesting locales and times to truly broaden your horizons. Even better, they're packed with intriguing themes for you to take apart and dissect at your next meeting; and for a limited time you can read the reviews and "beyond the book" articles for all of them in full. So dive in. Psst, if mysteries are your guilty pleasure, we promise, we won't tell.


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The BookBrowse Book Club

We have an incredible lineup of books to discuss over the next couple of months in BookBrowse's Book Club!

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Green Shoots - Best Books for Spring 2015

Green ShootsThere's a reason that spring is many people's favorite season. This year, where winter has been long and bruising for many, spring's renewal has been especially welcome. Of course, for readers, it is also a chance to take a look at the new crop of books and cull promising ones for our reading lists. In this special edition newsletter, we feature a dozen novels to be published in April and early May that are promising to blossom into great reading experiences. We hope you find many to your taste.

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Best World War I Books for Book Clubs

This special book club feature highlights books set during WWI - both fiction and nonfiction, to bring you new perspectives on this pivotal world event. We hope these selections will give you much fodder for discussion and debate as you look back on events 100 years ago. And, of course, they also are excellent choices for individual readers, not just book clubs!

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Six Up & Coming Young Adult Fantasy/Dystopian Trilogies

Long before actress Jennifer Lawrence translated Katniss Everdeen into a larger-than-life presence on the big screen, fans of young adult fantasy had already turned Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy into a highly bankable series. There's something about the transport to a completely different land populated by otherworldly characters that gives fantasy its allure, and YA fans (of all ages) increasingly relate to the alternative worlds represented by the crop of engaging fiction published in recent years.

Here we present half a dozen series (all but one anticipated to be trilogies), carefully culled from a vast field of contenders. All six are garnering reader and critical acclaim - and are ones to watch as they gather momentum and well...catch fire.

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