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Your next great read? Find out Saturday

Find your next great read in our deck of 52 Reading Recommendation Cards! For the Whatcom County Library System 75th Anniversary year, we will be announcing a reading recommendation each week.  Our recommendations will be from many genres, both adult and youth, and categorized by suit. Plan your 2019 reading with our 75th Anniversary Reading Recommendation Deck!

♣ Clubs = Belonging 

♦ Diamonds = Strength

♥ Hearts = Love

♠ Spades = Growth

View previous recommendations below.

Previously Dealt Cards

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

Moore reveals the hidden story of women poisoned by their employers’ greed, who found the courage to fight for vindication and justice in the face of insurmountable odds.

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Designing Your Life by William Burnett

Designing Your Life
By William Burnett

This personal growth guidebook shows you how to use design thinking to create a life in which you can thrive – no matter what stage of life you’re in.

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Holi Colors by Rina Singh

Holi Colors 
by Rina Singh

This beguiling board book celebration of color centers on the Hindu spring festival and the triumph of love it represents. 

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Cry, Heart, But Never Break 
by Glenn Ringtved, Illustrated by Charlotte Pardi

When Death comes for their grandmother, four children detain him with coffee, and Death tells them an important story about loss and resilience.

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The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Exit West
by Mohsin Hamid

Seeking to flee their war-torn country, young lovers Nadia and Saeed decide to step through a magical door into the unknown. But will they find peace on the other side?

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Coach Wooden and Me
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Abdul-Jabbar’s thoughtful memoir about working with Coach John Wooden during the Civil Rights era evokes the struggles society still confronts, even as their lifelong friendship shows a way forward.
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The Smell of Other People’s Houses
by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Four teens tell alternating stories about their interconnected lives in Alaska, learning about one another, and themselves.
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The Little Barbarian
by Renato Moriconi

In this wordless charmer a little barbarian undertakes an adventure, foiling foes hither and thither, but it turns out he’s really just one of us.
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A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles

House arrest for the rest of his life inside Moscow’s luxury Metropol Hotel isn’t
enough to prevent Count Rostov from becoming a man of purpose, even as society
changes around him.
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Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Set in Texas during the Mexican Revolution, this retelling of Romeo and Juliet combines star-crossed love with drama, suspense, and contemporary relevance.
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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant may have convinced herself that she’s fine, but for this quirky loner, true happiness comes with growth, when she opens herself to a world of possibility and connection.
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