It’s Cyber Monday. Time to Add These Books to Your Gift-Giving List!

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Andy Williams once crooned that these next few weeks are “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” but for many of us, holiday shopping is about as much fun as having a root canal. We thought we’d take the load off your holiday gift-giving angst and present you with Publishers Weekly’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide¬†¬†that is sure to please everyone on your list: from your kid sister to your Aunt Matilda to your very own secret crush. Happy shopping!

Cast Your Vote for the Goodreads Choice Awards for the Best Books of 2016!

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With Election Day just around the corner, it’s time to take a break from the 24/7 media blitz and reflect upon a less contentious election of sorts: The Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2016! These are the only major book awards decided by readers and NOW is the time to vote for or nominate the books you liked best in 2016. Was it The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, Empire of Storms by Sarah Maas, or Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda? You decide. If it’s not one of these, you can write in one of your own!

The opening round starts today and runs through November 6th. The Semifinal Round goes from November 8-13, and Final Round voting takes place from November 15-27.

Don’t have a Goodreads account? It’s easy to sign up. Become our friend (we’re at goodreads.com/lfhslibrary) and you can view all the books in our library that are nominees!

Wonder what the book pundits are projecting? We’ll just have to wait until the final votes are cast to find out.