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7 ways to find that next great read

So you just finished that novel you had been looking forward to, and now your nightstand is bare, with a single bookmark begging to fulfill its calling. What to do? Find that next great read with one (or more!) of these ways:

  1. Novelist - Take a wander through this online database of librarian recommended books.   Includes Author Read-alikes – lesser known authors who write similarly to the big name ones.
  2. Best Sellers Lists – If it’s a bestseller, it has to be good, right? Well, at least it’s being talked about. Get in on the conversation!
  3. Award Winners Lists – Someone thought these were books of merit. Read them and see for yourself.
  4. Staff recommendations (in-person)- The next time you’re in the Library, take a look at the Obelisk (or Pyramid – we can’t decide what to call it) by the Reference Desk. The books on display there are for you to check out.
  5. Staff recommendations (blog) – We’ll post our recommendations here, and even lists of what we’re reading right now.
  6. New arrivals (online) – Take a look at what’s really new at the Library! Includes fiction, non-fiction, and audiobooks, as well as DVDs.
  7. New arrivals (in-person) – Stop by the New Books shelves when you come into the Library. I know I always find something fascinating from those shelves!

We hope you find a great book, and if you are still stumped, give our Ultimate Search Engines (i.e. reference librarians) a shot. They are more than happy to help!

What we’re reading

Working at a library, we get asked a lot, “So what are you reading?”

Here’s a list from staff (children’s department, clerks, administration, librarians) and volunteers. Titles are in alphabetical order. Guess who’s reading what!

  • 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
  • A Deeper Sleep by Dana Stabenow
  • Discourses on Method by Rene Descartes
  • An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
  • Endangered Species by Nevada Barr
  • Grillin’ with Gas by Fred Thompson
  • An Innocent, a Broad by Ann Leary
  • Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
  • Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Why We Believe What We Believe by Andrew Newberg
  • home repair books
  • internal martial arts books

What are you currently reading? Let us know in the comments!