Book Recommendations

Are you unsure what to read next and need some book recommendations? Then check out the genres below. We have lists of recommended books by different genre, each list being put together by our librarians and updated monthly. In addition to these lists, we have provided links to websites to help guide you in your book search, along with Staff Goodreads reviews! 

 

If you'd like to have recommended books emailed to you or read monthly eNewsletters with book recommendations, author interviews, books for your, books for teens, then CLICK HERE. 

 

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Biographies

Cookbooks

Crafts

Fiction

Health

History

Music

Mysteries

Non-Fiction

Romance

Pets

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Self Help

Sports

 

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MORE ONLINE RESOURCES

Find books for Accelerated Reading. You can search as a parent, student, and teacher! 
 
Search by book name or author for upcoming books.
 
Loads of book reviews. Check out our Staff Page or just browse the site in general. 
 
Answer a few questions about the authors you like and Gnooks will help locate the next author for you!
 
Different staff Pinterest boards which have book recommendations, crafts, and more.
 
Use this resource to find books via book title, author, subject, or series.
 
An educational tool that uses a measure called a Lexile to match readers with books, articles and other leveled reading resources. 
 
Love one author in particular or a set of books? Litearture Map will help you locate similiar authors and books.
 
Online Book Clubs
Excerpts of popular books via email, Monday through Friday.  Choose by genre from twelve different clubs. 
 
Find out the next book in a series.
 
Type in your favorite author & books to find recommendations.
 
Prefer happier books rather than depressing ones? Want some more humor in your fantasy? WhichBook uses topic sliders to help find the book just right for you. 
 
Look up authors and books to find a map of recommendations.
 
 
 
 
 

Homewood's bookshelf: reviewed

Sparrowhawk
really liked it
This horror-tinged read is great for teens and up who little a taste of the macabre in their fantasy.

No happy ending here, the question of what you will do to get what you want (and what you may lose when you get it) is an eternal ques...

tagged:
miss-kelly, reviewed, and ya-graphic-novel
Hotel Dare
really liked it
A family blended by adoption. Siblings sent to a grandmother in a country unfamiliar to them all. A haphazard hotel, a mystery, magic...

These are the building blocks of the amazingly entertaining Hotel Dare.

The art is bright and clea...

tagged:
j-graphic-novel, miss-kelly, and reviewed
The Kingdom of the Blind
it was ok
Dark, gritty, political. Clandestine societies, near future dystopias, cops vs criminals, figuring out which is which...

The art of Kingdom of the Blind is rough and dirty, effectively communicating the feeling of the world in which we ...

tagged:
adult-graphic-novel, miss-kelly, and reviewed
I Am Lucille Ball
it was amazing
These graphic novel biographies by Brad Meltzer are super stinking cute. They are also chock full of information that kids can digest visually and by reading.

Lucille Ball was a legendary comic, and seeing her antics through this book w...

tagged:
j-biography, miss-kelly, and reviewed
Little Witches: Magic in Concord
really liked it
This updated fantasy take on Little Women is adorable! The fantasy aspects are seamless, the way the characters are integrated into the world of magic fits their personalities, and the story resolves nicely.

The author did a very nice j...

tagged:
j-graphic-novel, miss-kelly, and reviewed




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