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Oceanside Library Patrons Recommend…

In a reading slump? Don’t know what to read next? You’re at the right place!

These titles have been recommended by Oceanside Library patrons who have been attending our Page Turners Book Chat. This program meets once a month as a place for bookworms to recommend new books to each other. It is not only a great place to make a new ‘to-be read’ list, but a place to make new friends and chat. All are welcome to join!

Page Turners will be meeting this month on Thursday, March 23rd at 2:30PM.

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This is a list of titles that have been brought up multiple times at Page Turners because of how much everyone adored them:

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The Guncle by Steven Rowley

When Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP) for short, takes on the role of primary guardian for his young niece and nephew, he sets “Guncle Rules,” but soon learns that parenting isn’t solved with treats or jokes as his eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility.


Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

After her husband dies, widow Tova Sullivan starts working at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, where she forms a special bond with a giant Pacific octopus who holds the key solving the mysterious disappearance of her 18-year-old son, Erik, over thirty years ago on the Puget Sound.

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The Measure by Nikki Erlick

When every person, all over the globe, receives a small wooden box bearing the same inscription and a single piece of string inside, the world is thrown into a collective frenzy. This novel told through multiple perspectives that introduces an unforgettable cast of characters.

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The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

Working at the local library, Aleisha reads every book on a secret list she found, which transports her from the painful realities she’s facing at home, and decides to pass the list on to a lonely widower desperate to connect with his bookworm granddaughter.

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Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley

An eclectic group of train commuters traveling from Hampton Court to Waterloo Station discover that talking to strangers can help them learn more about themselves in this novel from The New York Times best-selling author of The Authenticity Project.

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The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Wildly successful author Jacob Finch Bonner, who had stolen the plot of his book from a late student, fights to hide the truth from his fans and publishers, while trying to figure out who wants to destroy him.

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Making a Faustian bargain to live forever but never be remembered, a woman from early eighteenth-century France endures unacknowledged centuries before meeting a man who remembers her name.

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The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

A Depression-era woman confronts a wrenching choice between fighting for the Dust Bowl-ravaged land she loves in Texas or pursuing an uncertain future in California.

By Emily Van Allen

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