Monthly Muse

A|U Monthly Muse - December 2018

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December 2018: Historical Inspirations

Looking for the perfect book to gift your friends and family this holiday season? Historical fiction is a genre that draws in nearly everyone, and novels based on real events and historical figures are even more likely to compel those on your list this year. These armchair historians and literary archeologists take inspiration from the past, sparking beautiful narratives that not only entertain, but enlighten. Happy Holidays!

A|U Monthly Muse - November 2018

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November 2018: Books For Young People

With Thanksgiving break right around the corner, it's a great time to gather books for kids to read while off from school. We've got three amazing authors to suggest this month, who's books not only entertain, but provide inspiration, teachable moments, and important topics for further discussion around the dinner table.  It's a great time to schedule Spring 2019 school visits - be in touch with us soon to arrange an event!

A|U Monthly Muse - October 2018

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October 2018: Books That Empower

Good books can be an outlet where we quench the thirst for release, but they also provide a space to resist, aspire, and transform. We hope you'll check out these three titles, filled with empowered characters and rousing themes from which to draw your own strength and renewal.

A|U Monthly Muse - September 2018

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September 2018: Titles on the Horizon

Sweater weather is almost here, and we're excited to curl up next to the wood stove with a new book! Check out these four exciting recent or forthcoming titles! 

A|U Monthly Muse - August 2018

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August 2018: Great Reads for Hot Nights

Still looking for a good book to help beat the August heat?  Check out these three amazing titles that transport readers!  Madeline Miller's Circe is a blisteringly modern superwoman drawn from ancient myth. Jamie Ford's Love and Other Consolation Prizes shines light on a fascinating and tragic bit of forgotten history.  And Crystal Wilkinson's The Birds of Opulence illuminates a bucolic southern black township, and several generations of women who have vexing relationships with the land, one another, and the fight to survive.  Be sure to check out Wiley Cash's Open Canon Book Club (featuring The Birds of Opulence in September), where readers from across the country will gather in virtual discussion! Stay cool... and let us know what you're reading!

A|U Monthly Muse - July 2018

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July 2018: Reading to Unite

In a time when our country seems so divided, we see literature as a unifying force. Check out these wonderful titles that help frame productive conversations and build common ground!

A|U Monthly Muse - June 2018

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June 2018: Summer Reading List Suggestions

Whether you're lounging on the beach or swinging in a hammock, here are four books we highly recommend for your summer reading list!

A|U Monthly Muse - May 2018

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May 2018: Community Reads Picks

Community Reads Programs take the idea of a localized book club and expand it to cover a whole community. The right book selection can initiate important conversations, and a culminating event with a bestselling author is the perfect way to engage your community's readers. A|U highly recommends these wonderful titles, which have collectively been adopted by hundreds of libraries and universities across the nation. Get in touch today for programming ideas and event feedback.

A|U Monthly Muse - April 2018

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April 2018: Youth Advocacy

Young Americans are finding their voices in the wake of senseless tragedy, bridging the political divide with hope.  We're proud to recommend these three authors who continue to inspire, energize and empower today's youth. What better way to support your community's ongoing efforts to build common ground than through literature? Get in touch with us today to arrange an event!

Themes:
Suicide Prevention
Anti-Bullying

Themes:
Global Citizenship
Philanthropy

Themes:
Special Needs
Foster Care/Adoption

A|U Monthly Muse - March 2018

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March 2018: Women's History Month

Authors Unbound celebrates three amazing authors who continue to inspire, engage and empower readers everywhere. Get in touch with us today to plan your next event!