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RPL Staff's Most Anticipated Reads of 2023

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With a new year brings lots of excitement surrounding the release of new books. And, no one is more excited for these than our staff here at Richmond Public Library. We polled staff on what books they're most excited to read in 2023 and here are a few of the titles they named. Summer Michau, Broad Rock Branch The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag by Sasha Velour (Release date: April 4, 2023) Sasha Velour won season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which has transcended from being a reality competition show to an international...

Read a Celeb Memoir — 2022 RAD Reading Challenge for Teens

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Hey hey readers! Welcome back to my next installment of the RAD Reading Challenge...RPL Style! For those of you that are new here, I've taken on local book blogger Rachel Dawson's 2022 reading challenge. But, I'm doing it with all YA books! It's been fun so far and if you'd like to go back and read any of my prior posts, they're all linked at the end. The prompt just completed was to "read a celeb memoir." This one was tough! There aren't that many celeb memoirs written for teen readers. So, for all you celebrities out there reading my blog...

Read a Book with a Cover You Love — 2022 RAD Reading Challenge for Teens

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Well, it's been awhile since I've posted about the RAD Reading Challenge. If you didn't already know, I was out on maternity leave. But I'm back now and ready to get my read on! The next prompt up in the RAD Reading Challenge is read a book with a cover you love. I don't know about you but this one was an easy prompt for me to find a book. There are so many amazing book covers out there that the hard part was choosing just one! I decided to go with a book I own (because there are way too many of those that I haven't read yet). I also...