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8/9/2017 3:14:00 PM
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird Readalikes for the Discerning Reader

How many times has this happened to you? You hear about a pretty awesome sounding book. You go to the library to see if it is in. It’s not (naturally). You decide to place a hold on the item. Then you casually ask how many holds exist on the item already, and discover that the number is ridiculously huge. What do you do while you wait?  You really want to read that book. Is there anything like it?

Today I am happy to announce I’ve found some readalikes for three of our most popular titles. Can’t read something right now? Try these on for size!

While You’re Waiting for … “A Gentleman in Moscow” Try:
“The Noise of Time” by Julian Barnes
“Any Human Heart” by William Boyd
“The Madonnas of Leningrad” by Debra Dean
“The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert
“The Dream Life of Sukhanov” by Olga Grushin
“Fever” by Mary Beth Keane
“Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee
“The Mayakovsky Tapes” by Robert Littell
“Russka” by Edward Rutherfurd
“The Ice-Cream Makers” by Ernest van der Kwast

While You Wait for . . . “Hunger” Try:
“Woman” by Natalie Angier
“I Feel Bad About My Neck” by Nora Ephron
“Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristof
“The Obesity Paradox” by Carl J. Lavie
“Fat Girl” by Judith Moore
“How to Be a Woman” by Caitlin Moran
“Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud” by Anne Helen Petersen
“This Is Just My Face” by Gabourey Sidibe
“Why Not Me” by Mindy Kalin
“Shrill” by Lindsay West

While You’re Waiting for … “Camino Island” Try:
“Insane City” by Dave Barry
“Season Of Fear” by Brian Freeman
“The Forgotten” by Heather Graham
“You Belong to Me” by Colin Harrison
“A Hard Death” by Jonathan Hayes
“Mississippi Blood” by Greg Isles
“Ex-Libris” by Ross King
“The Lost Island” by Douglas J. Preston
“Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
“Mangrove Lightning” by Randy Wayne White

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