10 Great Fiction eReads Available Right Now

Here are some excellent fiction offerings available from Hoopla you can download and start reading right away.

If you haven’t used Hoopla yet, it’s easy—just download the free app, and it gives you access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, music, movies and television shows. Best of all, there are no waitlists—all content is always available. Right now your library card will get you 10 downloads a month.

I’ve been browsing Hoopla for great reads, and here are 10 fiction picks for you.

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in March 2020

Ready for some fresh fiction? Here are 10 fantastic books coming out this month.

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New Books for Black History Month and Beyond

New books by African and African American authors.

February is Black History month and Oakland Public Library has many new books by African and African American authors to keep you reading throughout the month and year. Below is a list of new books that were released in the last few months. Happy reading! 

Black Sunday  Olympic Pride American Prejudice  The Last Negroes at Harvard 

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in February 2020

I know you're busy. But you'll want to make some time for at least one of these great new books!

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15 Books by Mexican, Mexican-American and Chicanx Authors to Add to Your Reading List

Recommending fifteen Mexican, Mexican-American and Chicanx authors whose books have illuminated life in the Americas.

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Soups for the Season

Recipes to keep you warm during long winter nights.

The days are short and the nights are cold and long. What better way to enjoy winter than with a warm bowl of soup! Here are some cookbooks to help get you started whether you're a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.

Super Food Soups   Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match   Clean Soups   

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in January 2020

Can you think of a better way to start the new year than cracking open a new book? Here are ten great books arriving this month.

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New Year, New Projects

Projects for the new year.

Are you looking for inspiration in the new year? Have you been wanting to start a new creative project? Oakland Public Library has books to help you begin your creative journey!

Branches and Blooms     Infinite Succulents     Paper Crafts     

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Our Favorite Books of 2019

OPL staff look back on their favorite books of 2019.

It's an annual tradition: Oakland Public Library staff share their favorite books from the last twelve months. We'd love to hear your picks too--please share in the comments! 

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5 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in December 2019

Cozy up with five of December's best fiction releases.

December is sometimes a slow month for new releases, so our list this month is short but strong. Happy reading!

Such a Fun Age
by Kiley Reid
Emira Tucker is a 25-year-old Black woman who is torn between pursuing a more grown-up career and the part time babysitting job she loves. When Emira is the target of racial profiling at a high-end grocery store, her white employer Alix wants to come to her rescue, regardless of what Emira wants or needs. “In her debut novel, Reid illuminates difficult truths about race, society, and power with a fresh, light hand. We're all familiar with the phrases white privilege and race relations, but rarely has a book vivified these terms in such a lucid, absorbing, graceful, forceful, but unforced way.” (Library Journal)

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