Resources for Readers

What We're Reading

We love to read here at the Eldredge, and we like to talk about it! Here are some of our recent staff picks. You can also find staff pick books highlighted throughout the library.

Last Girl Before Freeway: The life, loves, losses and liberation of Joan Rivers by Leslie Bennetts

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Something in the Blood: the untold story of Bram Stoker, the man who wrote Dracula by David Skal

Lessons from Tara: life advice from the world's most brilliant dog by David Rosenfelt

Truevine: two brothers, a kidnapping and a mother's quest: a true story of the Jim Crow south by Beth Macy

Monticello: a daughter and her father by Sally Gunning



What Should I Read Next?

We have compiled lists of books for a variety of genres. These are a work in progress, to be updated and changed as new books continue to be published. We hope to add more lists in the near future. If there is a genre you are interested in, please inquire at the Reference Desk. Adobe Reader is needed to read these files. Happy Reading!

· Suspense Stories

· Historical Fiction

· Cape Cod Fiction 

· Chicklit Fiction

· A Trip Around the Globe

· If you like Jodi Picoult

· A Season of Baseball

· A Visit to France

· Cozy Mystery

· Romance


Online Resources


NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles. For school media specialists and teachers there are Standards-Based Thematic Units and Picture Book Extenders, as well as specific teaching guides for using fiction in the classroom.


Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together. Through the use of expertly written and arranged content and a dynamic, cutting edge user interface, Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.


BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to more than 450,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. Founded in 1988 and located in Nashville, TN, BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries. All of the content from the print edition is posted on each month. Print edition is available in the Eldredge Public Library.


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