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.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen king

Call the Midwife: a true story of the East End in the 1950s  by Jennifer Worth 

Street Gang: The complete history of Sesame Street by Michael Davis

Have You Eaten Grandma: or, the life-saving importance of correct punctuation, grammar and good English by Gyles Brandreth

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

 Normal People by Sally Rooney

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

Me by Elton John

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

Wherever She Goes by Kelley Armstrong

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

The Deserter by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille

 

 

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

· Cozy Mystery

· Romance

 

Online Resources

NoveList

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.

 ALA Book Club Central is a new American Library Association initiative for book clubs and their readers.  It's an online one-stop-shop for book clubs, featuring everything from author interviews to book recommendations and reviews, as well as discussion questions, and tips about how to start and moderate a book club.  

 

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 BookPage.com each month. Print edition is available in the Eldredge Public Library.

 

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