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Readers AdvisorHey!  I'm Lisa G - your guide to "What Do I Read Next?".  Look around this page to find ideas for your next read.  Many of our lists are hand-selected and linked to the catalog, making it easy to place requests.  Have a blast!
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Star-crossed Lovers Print Email

Jacket covers from the first six books on this list

This Bookish list of stories about star-crossed lovers contains some newer titles, some contemporary bestsellers, a couple of teen titles and a classic for good measure.  Good beach and vacation reading if you are making lists!  Click HERE to view in the catalog, place requests, or add to your "for later" lists.

 Jacket covers of the last six books on this list

 
A New Tool to Find Good Reads Print Email

Screen shot of the clickable link described below

We've added a new tool to the library catalog to help you find enjoyable reading!  When you look up a particular book, in the upper left hand corner of the screen you'll see the phrase "Reading Recommendations and More from NoveList."  Clicking on this link provides quality recommendations to other similar books and authors, as well as ratings from readers at GoodReads.  All conveniently linked to the catalog to make both discovery and procurement easy!

 
Pulitzer Prize winners Print Email

Jacket covers from Adam Johnson's

When you are looking for your next read, award winners and nominees generally do not disappoint.  Check out the recently announced Pulitzer Prize winners!  This year's prize for fiction went to Adam Johnson for The Orphan Master’s Son, a fictional exploration that takes the reader below the “papier-mâché” North Korea created by propaganda to touch the hopes and desires of its citizens.  In the nonfiction category, Gilbert King's Devil in the Grove beat out the contenders.  A riveting account of at-the-time NAACP special counsel Thurgood Marshall’s defense of the Groveland Boys - four African-American men who were falsely accused of rape in Florida, one of them hunted down and killed by a posse.

 
First Novels -early 2013 Print Email

Jacket covers from six different titles on this First Novels 2013 list

Every so often, a first novel like The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (the current Oprah's Book Club 2.0 title) gets an Oprah "nudge" into super-stardom.  But if you are a first-time author, don't hold your breath waiting for that break.  There are many, many other first novels out there well worth discovery by authors whose careers you'll want to keep on eye on.  Feed your spring reading with this selected list of debut titles published so far this year, highly praised by critics, and popular with readers.

 
Poem in Your Pocket Day Print Email

Logo - pocket-shaped, outlined by a (from Poets.org) Celebrate national Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 18, 2013!  The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

Find poems in poetry anthologies available in the library catalog and share them using these easy suggestions provided by poets.org:

  • Handwrite some lines on the back of your business cards
  • Distribute bookmarks with your favorite immortal lines
  • Add a poem to your email footer
  • Post a poem on your blog or social networking page
  • Text a poem to friends
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