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While Halloween is just around the corner, I want to focus on something more important. Books.-HA! So, says the Librarian. Below is a list of sixteen titles; eight fiction and eight non-fiction that have just been published. All the titles are tied in with the 19th century in one way or another. They are also highly reviewed. Books were gleaned from Library Journal, Kirkus Review, Publisher’s Weekly, Baker and Taylor, and Amazon. Thus, all summaries and reviews are taken directly from these sources. I make a point for the spread to run the gamut of various subgenres. So expect a little romance, some Westerns, Steampunk and the like. Of course, as it is October, I made sure there was nice representation of horror, occult, and crime. As all these titles are being released this month, I have yet to read any of them. At this time, I am unable to recommend one book over another. Lastly, I noted when I purchased a title for the library I work at. My patron demographic is such that many 19th century “flavored” books are not in high demand. “My people” are far more into mysteries, action, suspense, and contemporary romance. I so rarely buy 1800s-esque books, that I like to note which titles actually make it onto the Library shelves. –The books are listed in alphabetically by title, in case you were wondering. . .