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. 

















Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Self Help






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.

HPL Staff Book Reviews

Trust No One
really liked it
I loved this book! The story and plot line was very believable and kept me engaged until the very end. The mystery of the book is one that is not easily solved by the reader but, for me, that just added to my enjoyment. The romance betwe...
tagged: miss-stephanie and adult-fic
It Ends with Us
really liked it
I gave this book a four star review, not because I LOVED it. I think the overall issue of abuse is an extremely important topic to discuss and bring awareness to everyone. Abuse (be is physical or verbal) is a hard topic to understand if...
tagged: adult-fic, miss-angela, and e-book
did not like it
This book is LONG! 18 hours of an audio book that could have been edited down to MAYBE 3. Perhaps to compensate for the extra long book, here is a truncated review. major issues : female characters that behave like caricatures of teena...
tagged: adult-fic, audio-book, and miss-kelly
really liked it
I enjoyed this. I also tend to enjoy Mercedes Lackey, so there is that. I didn't get the "super special girl" vibe that I have heard some comment on. I mean, sure, she has strong powers and her magical side-kicks have some cool tricks, ...
tagged: ya-fic and miss-kelly
Not Quite Narwhal
it was amazing
MULTI-STAFF REVIEW Miss Jolyce: 5 Stars A unicorn, named Kelp, that was born under the sea and got swept away by the current, ended up on land and found other unicorns AKA LAND NARWHALS???? Need I say more? All sorts of adoreable-ness...
tagged: j-fic and miss-jolyce