The recommendations on this page are the personal opinions of the library staff.  Patrons must determine for themselves which items they wish to read, which items are appropriate for their children, etc.  Have fun!
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Favorite authors:

  • Agatha Christie
  • Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  • S.E. Hinton
  • Robert Nathan
  • James Patterson
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Stuart Woods
Good Books:
  • The Sunflower by Richard Evans
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Beautiful Jim Key: The Lost History of a Horse and a Man Who Changed the World by Mim Eichler Rivas
  • Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
  • Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
  • The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani
  • April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik
If you like... Try...
The Hunger Games trilogy by Susan Collins The Giver trilogy by Lois Lowry
The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
Ken Burns' Civil War The Army of the Potomac trilogy by Bruce Catton
Masterpiece Theatre Jane Austen
Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell
Georgette Heyer
Stephenie Meyer L.J. Smith
The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
The Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Master and Commander The Horatio Hornblower series by C.S. Forester
Harry Potter The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein
The Lord of the Rings The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

I Stayed Up All Night Reading...

  • Vertical Run by Joseph Garber
  • Harvest by Tess Gerritsen
  • A Time To Kill by John Grisham
  • The Green Mile by Stephen King
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Books That Are Better Than the Movie:
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
  • Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Favorite Sleuths: Great Series:

Best Biographies:

  • Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.
  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
  • The Liars' Club by Mary Karr
  • A Girl Named Zippy and She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel
  • John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spritual Father by Peggy Noonan
  • The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Books for Young People That Grown-Ups Will Love:
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Beauty by Robin McKinley
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
  • A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
  • The Dog Who Had Kittens by Polly Robertus
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
  • The Grannyman by Judy Schachner
  • The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
  • Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede