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Coffee and Books (19 titles)
Brew a great cup of joe and read!
Contributed by Kim B
Favorite books publisher in the 2000s (8 titles)
Contributed by Laura P.
Favorite fiction published in the 1990s (7 titles)
In a decade dominated by Harry Potter, looking back, I don't find a lot to love. Here are some exceptions.
Contributed by Laura P.
Favorite fiction published in the 1980s (13 titles)
In a decade dominated by Danielle Steel there is lots of other great stuff.
Contributed by Laura P.
Favorite Fiction Published in the 1970s (12 titles)
Good books from the 70s. Some are iconic bestsellers, some my first discovery of an author beloved for many years. Most may be ruined for future generations who have seen the movies. Everyone knows the books are better. These are fiction only and all classified as adult.
Contributed by Laura P.
Kobe's Books (10 titles)
My favorite books I would recommend you read.
Contributed by cops
My favorite fiction published in 2014 (2 titles)
Definitely a work in progress.
Contributed by Laura P.
My favorite fiction published in 2012 (7 titles)
This is still a work in progress. I'm not always caught up on stuff until a few years after it's published.
Contributed by Laura P.
My favorite fiction published in 2013 (10 titles)
This list is a work in progress as I don't always get stuff read when it's really new.
Contributed by Laura P.
Favorite British Video (5 titles)
These are some great series or mini-series. All drama.
Contributed by Laura P.
MIA Monthly book tours offered January-June 2015 - NEW! (6 titles)
Each month The MIA offers tours based on popular books. Public tours are offered Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Contributed by Mary B.
rachel's books (7 titles)
Contributed by rj734
Favorite Chick Lit authors (5 titles)
These are the first (or early) novels of some of my favorite chick lit authors. The chick lit I like is about women in conflict. They often include love or romance but romance is not the main thing.
Contributed by Laura P.
Ender's Game Universe Books (8 titles)
A list of books that take place in the universe of Ender's game.
Contributed by aJKKxP3Po7aycpKSRlAz
Read This Again and Again and Again... (52 titles)
We asked our Social Media followers what books are worth reading more than once. Here are the titles they shared.
Contributed by HCL Social Media
Chloe's Favorite Summer Reads (4 titles)
Great books for entering 5th-7th graders.
Contributed by chloes21295
Top Teen Must-Read Books (8 titles)
Here is a list of some must read books for all teens (girls). Enjoy! :)
Contributed by aliza
If You Like...Neil Gaiman (22 titles)
Contributed by Jody W.
Rac12$ (6 titles)
books for all ages
Contributed by rachelj
Must reads (6 titles)
Books recommended!
Contributed by dannenbergs
Love the Library! (6 titles)
Coffee table type books featuring pictures of various types libraries.
Contributed by Laura Miller
Favorite mystery series (13 titles)
These are the first books in some of my favorite mystery series.
Contributed by Laura P.
Orange is the New Black (45 titles)
Have you read all the books your favorite OINTB characters have been reading? Try to keep up with the help of this list.
Contributed by Tricia M.
Doctor Who (9 titles)
I adore Doctor Who books; this is a list of some of my favorites.
Contributed by yami baishi
If You Like...The Goldfinch (17 titles)
For fans of Donna Tartt's novel.
Contributed by Jody W.
Good books (6 titles)
Contributed by OlafinSummer
Summer Homework for 9th Grade (3 titles)
I have to read these books for summer homework this year.
Contributed by Eden Prairie Library Rulez!
The Mysteries of Medicine (35 titles)
Medicine (R - RZ) is one my favorite browsing sections, full of hidden gems that reveal so much about human nature and culture.
Contributed by Tricia M.
Road Trip to Awesomeness (14 titles)
Hack your life while driving in the car with these brain-changing audiobooks.
Contributed by Tricia M.
favorite books (17 titles)
adventure and magic
Contributed by Aadi
Rockin' reads (4 titles)
Contributed by hcwrocks
Best Action Books (4 titles)
Contributed by readinring
Boarding Schools (13 titles)
“I always worried someone would notice me, and then when no one did, I felt lonely.” Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep
Contributed by Kim B
my life as a book (4 titles)
Contributed by greatestbooks
Books I absolutely love (4 titles)
Contributed by debfreeman
Circuits (2 titles)
Contributed by kapurm
all the books i read in 2013 (46 titles)
Contributed by booklion246
Animal books (6 titles)
Millions and billions and trillions of cats. Bears Loose tooth. Scare a bear. If you Give a pig a party. Baby animals. A Story for bear.
Contributed by Super Rose
Summer Reading List (9 titles)
Contributed by lilyflower03
Awesome books that i have read (8 titles)
Contributed by theedy
Inspired by Austen (19 titles)
Beloved by countless readers, the novels of Jane Austen continue to inspire authors today.
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Andrew Clements (17 titles)
Great books by Andrew Clements!
Contributed by amazing reader
Adventure Books (3 titles)
Contributed by Minaread
Summer Love (9 titles)
Books I read in the summer
Contributed by ericka_jade
Molly the American Girl (7 titles)
All the Molly (the American girl) books!
Contributed by amazing reader
cool jewel (3 titles)
Contributed by 21972076229447
Hardy Boys books (57 titles)
The great hardy boys books.
Contributed by amazing reader
Quick Chapter Reads (7 titles)
Theses chapter books you can read quickly.
Contributed by amazing reader
glitter -good books (5 titles)
Contributed by 21972076229447
things not seen (3 titles)
Contributed by greatestbooks
Spider wick chronicles (5 titles)
Contributed by greatestbooks
best summer reads (11 titles)
Contributed by booklion246
#throwbackthursday (18 titles)
books from the 60's and 70's that always put me in a summer mood
Contributed by agentmontague
Mystery Books (5 titles)
Contributed by olafinsummer
wings of fire (5 titles)
Contributed by greatestbooks
hive (7 titles)
Contributed by greatestbooks
big nate (6 titles)
Contributed by greatestbooks
percy jackson (8 titles)
Contributed by greatestbooks
heroes of olympus (4 titles)
Contributed by greatestbooks
Benjamin Pratt & the keepers of the school (5 titles)
Contributed by greatestbooks
Guinea dog (3 titles)
Contributed by greatestbooks
Mystery Fun (12 titles)
Fun mysteries
Contributed by amazing reader
Best Mauds for 4th Grade Boys (5 titles)
Contributed by JamesM
http://bit.ly/1mVQMgA along with annotations on why the book was chosen for the list." class="bold" style="">A Booklover's Guide to the World Cup 2014 (originally posted by Danny Scott on Scottish Book Trust) (38 titles)
Scott suggests exploring "the world of literature through this country-by-country guide to great books in translation from each of the countries competing at Brazil 2014". While HCL doesn't own all titles, you can see the list in its entirety at http://bit.ly/1mVQMgA along with annotations on why the book was chosen for the list.
Contributed by shereads
Books I've read (47 titles)
Here is a list of books I've read this summer!
Contributed by MissRyoko
Dancer book list (5 titles)
If you are a dancer these books are some must reads.
Contributed by olafinsummer
5th grade reading list (6 titles)
What I read this past year in my class.
Contributed by olafinsummer
4th grade reads (3 titles)
Contributed by gmjpanda
Awesome books that you have to read (10 titles)
Contributed by gmjpanda
Books for classroom read-aloud (5 titles)
Ask your teachers to read these amazing books to your class
Contributed by nena
Mystery and Adventure (3 titles)
Contributed by gracie1
My Faves (7 titles)
These are books that I have read and are awesome!
Contributed by nena
Books to read (8 titles)
Contributed by ZaZoom
5th Grade Book Suggestions (7 titles)
Contributed by lilyflower03
Summer Reading 2014 (10 titles)
Books read the Summer of 2014
Contributed by belinda
Anne of green gables (8 titles)
Contributed by AwesomeOrange
Summer Reading (4 titles)
Contributed by Skyman
books to movies (8 titles)
all these books have been turned into a movie or are going to be.
Contributed by readaholic101
my favorites :D (11 titles)
Contributed by readaholic101
Ranking Ernest Hemingway (6 titles)
The June 6, 2014 Publisher's Weekly includes an interesting ranking. Author Nancy Sindelar (her book Influencing Hemingway comes out soon) offers her ranking of Hemingway's best fiction. I will add her ranking in the list below. Do you agree with Sindelar?
Contributed by Kim B
What We're Reading -- Summer 2014 (24 titles)
Hot titles for the summer!
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Making/Hacking/Crafting Books (15 titles)
Books that offer up suggestions for being creative, sometimes around technology.
Contributed by theycallmeej
Coming soon to a library near you (34 titles)
The anticipation builds for these books either recently published or to be published in the summer or fall of 2014.
Contributed by Kim B
LOL (31 titles)
Looking for something to read that makes you laugh? Enjoy the humor in one of these titles.
Contributed by Hopkins Library Staff
Missing Persons (26 titles)
Fiction and nonfiction about disappearances.
Contributed by Kim B
In Praise of Alexander McCall Smith (5 titles)
I am a huge fan of Alexander McCall Smith's #1 Ladies' Detective Agency series (although I will only listen to them because the reader Lisette Lecat is perfection). Recently a patron asked me if I had "read" McCall Smith's series 44 Scotland Street. I hadn't. Now I'm hooked because of its character Bertie, a very intelligent and lonely six-year-old boy who has an impossible mother. There are many wonderful characters who live on 44 Scotland Street but Bertie is my favorite. Alexander McCall Smith is a master storyteller. His books are funny, smart, all too human, tender and wise.
Contributed by Kim B
Top Picks Graphic Novels + Manga (11 titles)
Contributed by zombifypanacea
May Baskets and June Bugs (70 titles)
A fun seasonal list of everything baskets, and everything bugs. From making baskets and gift baskets, to identifying and reading about bugs. (And bug cookbooks!)
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
Learn To Do It Yourself (34 titles)
There are lots of things you can learn to do at the library! Take a look at these books and become inspired to learn a new skill.
Contributed by Hopkins Library Staff
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare: Movies (14 titles)
In honor of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, we have put together a list of some of the best film versions of his work. As with the book list, some of the titles are works that were inspired by Shakespeare and his writings.
Contributed by Champlin Library Staff
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! (22 titles)
In honor of the Bard's 450th birthday, we have put together a list of his works, and some of the many works inspired by his plays and his life. This list includes material for kids and adults. Also see Happy Birthday, Shakespeare: Movies for film versions of Shakespeare's work.
Contributed by Champlin Library Staff
Dreaming of Travel (11 titles)
Travel virtually. Grab an adventurous travelogue at the St. Anthony Library!
Contributed by st. anthony library
The Rory Gilmore Reading List (62 titles)
The extent of Rory Gilmore’s reading list is extremely impressive and this list is only the tip of the iceberg! Take the challenge yourself and see how you measure up. http://www.listchallenges.com/rory-gilmore-reading-challenge
Contributed by Sarah M
Get Gardening! (15 titles)
Catch the gardening bug! From containers to large backyard plots we have you covered.
Contributed by Northeast Library
Poetry (28 titles)

Contributed by st. anthony library
books i still have to read (6 titles)
Contributed by ilovecupcakes
Southside Bookclub (36 titles)
This is a list of books we've read in our South Minneapolis book club.
Contributed by Southside Bookclub
2006 (13 titles)
Contributed by Bitzer
2013 (11 titles)
Contributed by Bitzer
Binge Worthy TV Series (55 titles)
We asked our Social Media followers what TV shows have caused them to binge watch. Here are the series they shared.
Contributed by HCL Social Media
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (4 titles)
Everyone's seen the movies, but many don't actually take the time to read this great series. As I always say, the book/s is/are always better than the movie, no matter how good the movie/s is/are (unless the book is absolutely horrible, in which case no one would make a movie out of it). Tolkien is very descriptive, and usually a lot of description is boring, (sort of like this) but these are the only books where I actually enjoyed it and will go back to the books just to read the description because it sounds awesome.
Contributed by Allison5
S or G? (12 titles)
If you don't know the text phrase 'S or G' look it up. After that, you'll know what I mean when I say these books are totally G! Although they don't have PA stamps on them, not 18? Read the back first. They have Boy X Boy relationships... Don't like? DON'T READ! But to all others, ENJOY. They have some really good titles at HC libraries.
Contributed by merlin
No Winter Allowed! (18 titles)
By now you are probably very tired of winter. Escape the snow and sub-zero temperatures by reading a book that has no winter scenes.
Contributed by Kim B
eBooks (18 titles)
Download an eBook copy of these titles today! Learn more about eBooks by taking a class.
Contributed by long lake library staff
Cooking with Kids (8 titles)
Cookbooks with kid-friendly recipes, designed to get your little one interested in how meals are created in the kitchen
Contributed by Ryner
What We're Reading Spring 2014 (24 titles)
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Penn Lake Library Winter Jackets 2014 (40 titles)
Books recommended by Penn Lake Winter Jackets Readers, January - February 2014.
Contributed by Penn Lake Library Staff
Not Just Superheroes: Graphic Novels (32 titles)
Contributed by Champlin Library Staff
Sarah (367 titles)
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
Literary Soulmates (28 titles)
We asked staff on Instagram and our social media followers to share authors or literary characters they have an affinity for.
Contributed by HCL Social Media
Non - Traditional Reads for Valentine's Day (21 titles)
Because we have 364 other days to read Jane Austen. Here are books about love in crazy circumstances, love in all kinds of relationships, and life after love.
Contributed by Champlin Library Staff
MFA (6 titles)
Contributed by erinjaws!
Feeling Minnesota (29 titles)
Book club picks with Minnesota settings.
Contributed by svenskagirl
I Remember That Book! : Nostalgic Reads (20 titles)
Contributed by Champlin Library Staff
Check-Under-the-Bed Books (26 titles)
Updated 3/20/2014
Contributed by Champlin Library Staff
Need a Mental Vacation? (18 titles)
Some of these books take you to another place, some to another time, but all of them submerge you completely into their world. You will end the book feeling like you have been in another world.
Contributed by Champlin Library Staff
Champlin Library Staff Favorites (20 titles)
Here are some of our tried and true favorites!
Contributed by Champlin Library Staff
Hopkins Winter Jackets 2014 (21 titles)
Brrrr...It may be cold outside but patrons at the Hopkins Library are finding good books to read inside. These are the books patrons read for the 2014 Winter Jackets reading program.
Contributed by Hopkins Library Staff
Linden Hills Library Winter Jackets 2014 (13 titles)
Books recommended by Linden Hills Winter Jackets Readers, January - February 2014
Contributed by Linden Hills Library Staff
Interesting New Fiction (Winter 2014) (10 titles)
New or forthcoming fiction titles that look like great escapes for the winter.
Contributed by annecp
What We're Reading - Nonfiction (17 titles)
Contributed by Penn Lake Library Staff
What We're Reading - Fiction (30 titles)
Contributed by Penn Lake Library Staff
Just thaw and enjoy! (23 titles)
Cookbooks designed for the make-ahead or freezer cook
Contributed by Ryner
Penny J. (25 titles)
I am an avid reader and re-reader so my lists always contain new and old friends!
Contributed by Minnetonka Library Staff
Classical Music (32 titles)
We asked social media followers about their favorite classical music composers and compositions and their responses inspired this list.
Contributed by HCL Social Media
Your Best Life (13 titles)
"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought." ~ Peace Pilgrim
Contributed by Kim B
Orange and Yellow- Bright Books for Bright Minds (76 titles)
Books that have "Orange" or "Yellow" in the title.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Minnetonka Library Winter Jackets 2014 (26 titles)
Books recommended by Minnetonka Winter Jackets Readers, January-February 2014
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
Books that Stretched Me (9 titles)
These books took my mind and heart to unexpected places.
Contributed by bookzest
Turkey (6 titles)
Contributed by JDLMN
What Have You Red? (224 titles)
Books with "Red" in the title.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Larger than life: legendary characters (4 titles)
Books I've read and enjoyed about the lives of gods, heroes of folklore and other legendary characters

Another recommended title not available at the library
* In Camelot's Shadow (Zettel)
Contributed by Ryner
Across the fabric of time (9 titles)
Books I've read and enjoyed in which time-travel plays a role
Contributed by Ryner
Wartime fiction and nonfiction (15 titles)
Books I've read and enjoyed that are set during wartime
Contributed by Ryner
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known (15 titles)
Some stellar science books I've read, from archaeology to zoology
Contributed by Ryner
Fall in love (12 titles)
Some of the most romantic tales I've enjoyed. No bodice-rippers allowed!

Another recommended title not available at the library:
* The Compass Rose (Gail Dayton)
Contributed by Ryner
Art in fiction (6 titles)
Contemporary and historical fiction that I have read in which art plays a prominent role
Contributed by Ryner
Winter Jackets 2014 - Brookdale Staff Reads (22 titles)
Check here through the winter to see what the Brookdale staff is reading and stop by the library to write book reviews and be entered in the weekly drawings for a free stainless steel travel mug!
Contributed by brookdale library staff
Winter Jackets (13 titles)
Tell us about an interesting book you would recommend to others. Enter to win a travel mug or gift card. Stop in and check out the Winter Jackets display at the Long Lake Library.
Contributed by long lake library staff
Kristi & Abby the Tabby read together in 2014 (85 titles)
modern literature, mystery, history, biography
Contributed by bookwoman_cat
100+ Book Challenge 2014 (105 titles)
Contributed by marsap
Inspired by Art and Artists (15 titles)
These books have at their heart a love of art or inspiration from a work of art. Those based on real people and works of art are the best as are stories of art work stolen and found.
Contributed by EmilyEm
2013 Best Reads--A Short List (10 titles)
We moved a few miles down the road--still in Hennepin County--and renovated our house. Somehow that interfered with the usual number of books read. But, there were certainly good ones read and a long list to enjoy in the months ahead.
Contributed by EmilyEm
Top Ten Books/Series I read of 2013 (10 titles)
Contributed by A.E.C.M.
tina (3 titles)
Contributed by 21972076457287
March Display Pi/ Pie (71 titles)
Books about pi and pie, for International Pi Day: March 14th.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Cass (20 titles)
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Notable Deaths in 2013 (21 titles)
Famous people who died in 2013, including authors, singers, actors, and astronauts.
Contributed by Kim B
World Book Night 2014 (34 titles)
Contributed by Plymouth Library
7 Funniest Novels of 2013 (from BookRiot.com) (7 titles)
Ready to laugh, check out the seven Funniest Novels of 2013. (Originally created by Book Riot contributing editor Greg Zimmerman at http://bookriot.com/2013/12/13/seven-funniest-novels-2013/).
Contributed by shereads
Linden Hills Staff Picks - December 2013 (27 titles)
Some of our favorite books.
Contributed by Linden Hills Library Staff
HCL Presents Westminster Town Hall Forum 2014 (6 titles)
Tues, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Held at: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis. Sue Monk Kidd, the celebrated author of "The Secret Life of Bees," discusses her recently published novel, "The Invention of Wings." No tickets needed. Visit westminsterforum.org, or call 612-332-3421 for details. If you enjoy the books of Sue Monk Kidd, you may enjoy these titles as well.
Contributed by Hennepin County Library Events
Favorite books of 2013 (18 titles)
Favorite books of 2013 by Hennepin County readers, shared on social media.
Contributed by HCL Social Media
Humdinger Reads (46 titles)
Contributed by Kim B
Bah-humbug! (19 titles)
Do you cringe at the sight of gift wrap and ribbon? Does your heart grow cold when you hear sleigh bells jingling? There is only one cure to this Grinch-like condition! Checkout some holiday humor and put a smile back on your face!
Contributed by long lake library staff
Novels about the Immigrant Experience (48 titles)
These books explore a variety of experiences by immigrants to America over the past 170 years.
Contributed by Linden Hills Library Staff
Library books 8 (107 titles)
These r almost all the books I checked out from HCL from June 10-May 11. The books missing are Anne Frank : young diarist; Hope in patience; and courage in patience.
Contributed by enjoys reading
Library books 7 (61 titles)
These r almost all the books I checked out from HCL from July-Dec. 11. The two books missing are adios to my old life and the sovereign's daughter by Susan K. Downs.
Contributed by enjoys reading
Library books 6 (78 titles)
These r all the books I checked out from HCL from Jan.-July 12(The Shunning, The Confession, and the Reckoning were all together in a bound volume, but since the library no longer has that, I had to enter each one separately)
Contributed by enjoys reading
Library books 5 (11 titles)
These r all the books I checked out from HCL from Aug.-Sept. 12
Contributed by enjoys reading
Library books 4 (9 titles)
These r all the books I checked out from HCL from Oct.-Nov. 12
Contributed by enjoys reading
Library books 3 (3 titles)
These r all the books I checked out from HCL in Dec. 12
Contributed by enjoys reading
Library books 2 (9 titles)
These r all the books I checked out from HCL from Jan.-Feb. 13
Contributed by enjoys reading
The New Deal (78 titles)
2013 marked the 80th anniversary of the beginning of The New Deal. The size, scope, challenges, and accomplishments of the New Deal programs are documented in myriad texts, among them these:
Contributed by maple grove library
Has your book club read or made plans to read one of these titles? (46 titles)
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts offers tours for any of these books in addition to the remaining planned 2014 monthly book tours starting in September.
Contributed by Mary B.
Northeast Library Book Club 2013-2014 (22 titles)
Contributed by nebookclub
What We've Read (15 titles)
Contributed by Linden Hills Book Club
National Book Award Finalists 2013 (20 titles)
The National Book Awards are announced Nov. 20. Here are most of the finalists in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and Young People's Literature.
Contributed by annecp
Winter Reading Zipped Up (19 titles)
Good reading will keep you insulated from the cold outdoors.
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
If You Like Wally Lamb (20 titles)
She's Come Undone is one of my all-time favorite novels. The main character Dolores Price, masterfully created by Lamb, is unforgettable. You can't believe a male author totally "got" Dolores in her many moods and struggles. I am now reading (and loving) his new novel We are Water. If you are a Wally Lamb fan, you probably will enjoy the following novels that also excel in brilliant character development.
Contributed by Kim B
What We've Been Reading (October 2013) (19 titles)
Adult, young adult, and children's books we've recently read.
Contributed by eden prairie library staff
Man Booker Prize 2013 (8 titles)
Nominees for this year's award.
Also nominated:
*Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson
*The Kills by Richard House
*The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris
*The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
*Unexploded by Alison MacLeod
Contributed by annecp
Comfort Food Cookbooks (16 titles)
Cookbooks full of great recipes for the coldest months of the year.
Contributed by HCL Social Media
Interesting New Nonfiction (Fall 2013) (9 titles)
A fiction reader's list of nonfiction titles that look supremely readable.
Contributed by annecp
National Popcorn Poppin' Month (4 titles)
Get poppin with these popcorn cookbooks.
Contributed by shereads
Top 10 for 10 (10 titles)
10 best books I've read during 10 months of 2013.
Contributed by annecp
Interesting New Fiction (Fall 2013) (10 titles)
Just arrived or coming soon, these are the fiction titles I can't wait to read this fall.
Contributed by AnneCP
Interesting New Mysteries (Fall 2013) (10 titles)
Just in or coming soon, these titles promise to be fun, scary, always readable new mysteries.
Contributed by annecp
Library books (111 titles)
These r the books I checked out from Mar. 13-Sept. 14
Contributed by enjoys reading
Coffee, tea, and cocoa (65 titles)
All things to warm you on cool evenings! Everything from making your favorite hot beverage to novels to history to crafts - all relating to coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
Immigrant Stories (19 titles)
Drawn to these stories for years, partly for my own history and my interest in genealogy, I am always touched by the character's search for 'home' even in not very welcoming circumstances. I first read books of people coming to America, but have long known this is not the only place immigrants come. That has led me to places far and wide.
Contributed by EmilyEm
Best Coming-of-Age Novels So Far This Year (7 titles)
I'm drawn to books--sometimes inadvertently--about young people on the cusp of adulthood. These may not be perfect genre examples but they certainly are good reading!
Contributed by EmilyEm
Minnesota Authors (22 titles)
Discover Minnesota's literary talent with these titles crafted by Minnesota authors.
Contributed by Long Lake Library Staff
Music (7 titles)
Contributed by MikeG
Books (7 titles)
Contributed by MikeG
Microhistories (15 titles)
Contributed by Laura Miller
MIA Book Tours for 2014 (5 titles)
The Mpls. Institute of Arts offers these book tours for the remaining months of 2014. Public tours are offered on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings. Private tours can be arranged. Call the MIA for more details.
Contributed by Mary B.
Banned Books (27 titles)
Celebrate the freedom to read by checking out these sometimes censored titles. Banned Book Week is September 22nd - 28th!
Contributed by long lake library staff
I love people who make me laugh (33 titles)
"I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person." ~ Audrey Hepburn
Contributed by Kim B
Sure Bets (45 titles)
A list for almost anyone...
Contributed by Kim B
What We're Reading Fall 2013 (21 titles)
What's cool for Fall?
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Zombies, Zombies, Zombies! (4 titles)
The title says it all.
Contributed by darkhumor
Personal accounts... (20 titles)
Memoirs that made a lasting impression.
Contributed by Mary B.
New books to read (so many books, so little time) (12 titles)
If you're like me and can't wait to get your mitts on these new books, get on the reserve lists now!
Contributed by Kim B
Edgar Allan Poe, Dark Muse (13 titles)
Books based on the life and work of Poe
Contributed by Jody W.
History Books that Stand the Test of Time (15 titles)
History books that aren't brand new bust still have solid storytelling and/or research.
Contributed by elmhaven
Rich (8 titles)
Contributed by Augsburg Park Library
Kristina (16 titles)
I read a totally random assortment of books based on Booklist, friend recommendations, book covers that look interesting when people return them to the library, things I heard on MPR (because yes, I do listen to MPR), and providence.
Contributed by Augsburg Park Library
Amy (35 titles)
Contributed by Augsburg Park Library
Best Book Adaptations (41 titles)
The Writers Guild of America says these are the best film and television adaptations out there
Contributed by Jody W.
Some of Bethany's favorites (15 titles)
These are books that I kept thinking about even after the last page...
Contributed by brookdale library staff
Mesmerizing Memoirs (12 titles)
These personal life-stories will keep you reading through laughter and tears.
Contributed by Brookdale Library Staff
Mike G. movies (6 titles)
Contributed by Brookdale Library Staff
Mike G. books (6 titles)
This list is the result of working in a library. There is no pattern to the selections, beyond a preponderance of non-fiction. Sometimes a patron recommends a title, sometimes a book cries, "Read me!" on its way to an uncertain fate at the end of the conveyor belt.
Contributed by brookdale library staff
Relaxing Summer Reads (20 titles)
Find some relief from the summer heat with these relaxing titles. Stop by the Long Lake Library to view our "Relaxing Summer Reads" display or request these titles online!
Contributed by long lake library staff
Give Me More Pride and Prejudice (21 titles)
If you saw the production of Pride and Prejudice at the Guthrie Theater (it runs through August 2013), you may be in the mood for more stories like it.
Contributed by Kim b
A Few of Rachel's Faves (25 titles)
Favorite books I've read or listened to!
Contributed by Brookdale Library Staff
Summer Reads (8 titles)
Completed May to Early August
Contributed by Xainar
Rock & Read (65 titles)
Live the rock and roll lifestyle vicariously through real life and fictional accounts.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Solid Sci-Fi picks (25 titles)
Gateway books for patrons looking to get more into sci-fi but aren't quite sure where to start.
Contributed by elmhaven
mitch rapp (4 titles)
Contributed by kpotter3244
Creepy (4 titles)
Contributed by Shanno H
Minnesota Wonders (21 titles)
Consulting naturalist for WCCO radio and author Jim Gilbert spoke at Ridgedale Library recently about the wonders of Minnesota. Open your eyes to all the wonders!
Contributed by Kim B
Eden Prairie Friends Read (74 titles)
Contributed by Friends of the Eden Prairie Library
Books I Hope to Read This Summer (5 titles)
A list of books I would like to read this summer.
Contributed by Seneca N.
Stupendous Summer Reads (17 titles)
Depending on your reading tastes, you may find one of these new books a worthy choice to take to the beach.
Contributed by Kim B
My All-Time Favorite Books (14 titles)
Contributed by Ann P
What We've Been Reading (June 2013) (13 titles)
Adult, young adult, and children's books we've recently read.
Contributed by eden prairie library staff
Make Me Laugh (9 titles)
Contributed by amy lu
Craft-tastic! (21 titles)
Contributed by amy lu
Summer Sleuthing (17 titles)
Bring some excitement to your summer with these mystery titles.
Contributed by long lake library staff
Interesting New Mysteries (Summer 2013) (10 titles)
Coming soon to a library near you!
Contributed by annecp
Graphic Novels Filmed (10 titles)
A list of exceptional graphic novels that went on to become stunning films.
Contributed by annecp
Pure Fluff (23 titles)
It's summer and I am reading fun books with great plots and I DO NOT apologize! :)
Contributed by AnneCP
Nonfiction for Fiction Readers (14 titles)
A good nonfiction book can embody a stirring narrative and memorable characters just as well as a novel can. You just have to know where to look.
Contributed by annecp
NPR Says So! (18 titles)
Books I'm dying to read based on author interviews, reviews and recommendations from NPR (www.npr.org/books)
Contributed by annecp
Read. This. NOW! (17 titles)
Take my advice. A good book is priceless, so this list may just be worth infinite money.
Contributed by backsgl
Support for Military Families (12 titles)
Contributed by amy lu
Summer 2013 (39 titles)
We're reading the best books!
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Yaoi and Yuri (33 titles)
Adults only...
Contributed by merlin
Ballet books list (9 titles)
Books about ballet or by ballet dancers.
Contributed by Abby D.
Have read (10 titles)
Books I have already read
Contributed by sobrion1
memoir keeper (19 titles)
books about memoir writing
Contributed by memoir keeper
What We're Reading Summer 2013 (68 titles)
These are books we are enjoying over the summer.
Contributed by Hopkins Library Staff
In the White House (51 titles)
Books on the lives and relationships of wives, children, and pets who've lived in the White House.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
John (30 titles)
I enjoy reading many genres including literary fiction, historical fiction, humor and nonfiction about history, sports, and popular culture. I also often read children’s and teen books.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
The Books Of My Soul (11 titles)
More often than not I find that books move me to become a better version of myself. These are the books that have shaped my being.
Contributed by MamiFeliz
Dystopian fantasy (no zombies) (7 titles)
All sorts of Dystopian fantasy books out there. This list is a work in progress. Skipping the Zombie genre since they are so many and all but one or two are frighteningly BAD. (characterized by no character development and the average zombie novel reads like a collection of short action stories)
Contributed by SpeculativeFictionFan
Lindsay (9 titles)
Contributed by plymouth library
City Fantasy (6 titles)
A list of fantasy titles that center around an urban locale. Where the location or city plays a central role. Some call this "urban fantasy" but avoid that term since it has come to be defined as softcore erotica wrapped in teen angst.
Contributed by SpeculativeFictionFan
Real Women in Fiction (27 titles)
Maybe you enjoyed The Paris Wife or Loving Frank... novels where the author researches a real person and writes a fictional account of her life. Lately there seems to be an increase in publication of these biographical novels. A few current titles are The Aviator's Wife and Z: a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Enjoy entering their worlds!
Contributed by Kim B
Brain Fitness (19 titles)
Use your brain or lose it! These books will help you exercise your mental muscle and boost your brain power.
Contributed by Hopkins Library Staff
Spring Has Sprung! (11 titles)
Or at least use your powers of imagination with these springy titles!
Contributed by annecp
Eden Prairie Reads 2013 Read-Alikes (5 titles)
Eden Prairie Reads is an annual program designed to promote reading, encourage discussion among community members and strive for a new level of connection throughout the Eden Prairie, MN community. 2013 marks our tenth year so we decided to experience a different literary genre from our past selections, the short story. Short stories from the 2nd Edition of The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction are the focus of Eden Prairie Reads 2013. Interested in other short story collections? Try one of these…
Contributed by Eden Prairie Library Staff
Orange!! (58 titles)
Books with orange covers, because orange is hot!
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
Minnesota Mystery Writers (4 titles)
Mystery Novels that are written by Minnesota Authors and primarily take place in Minnesota.
Contributed by ajl3370
Adventure/Mystery (8 titles)
High action adventures with mystery, intrigue and espionage. Strong male characters. Secret government forces.
Contributed by ajl3370
Historical Mysteries with a little Humor and Romance (4 titles)
Historical Mystery w/a little humor - strong female characters. All of the books/authors listed are the first in a serires of great books.
Contributed by ajl3370
What We've Been Reading April 2013 (18 titles)
Adult, young adult, and children's books we've recently read.
Contributed by Eden Prairie Library Staff
Anticipation (16 titles)
New books I cannot wait to read...
Contributed by Kim B
Spring has sprung (55 titles)
Time to get outside, play in mud puddles, plant a garden, or landscape your yard!
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
If I Could Choose the One Minneapolis One Read Book (10 titles)
These would be my 10 finalists for 1) a local author; 2) thought-provoking discussion; 3) page-turners that would inspire lots of reluctant readers to tune in.
Contributed by annecp
Cult Classics: Incredible Worlds (57 titles)
science fiction and fantasy titles from the book lists found in 500 Essential Cult Books
Contributed by Jody W.
Fictional Books (7 titles)
Books within books - can you name the fictional book featured in each of these novels?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictional_book
Contributed by savoy truffle
What a Life She Had! (22 titles)
Memoirs and biographies of fascinating women.
Contributed by Kim B
Highly Recommended! (67 titles)
Novels Too Good Not To Share
Contributed by maple grove library
Truth and Goodness in the Public Square (12 titles)
The Enlightenment and Romanticism have tried to separate knowledge and goodness. These books maintain arguments for beautiful truth and the public good.
Contributed by Jesus Is My Treasure
SCOTUS (11 titles)
Fiction and Nonfiction about the Supreme Court of the United States
Contributed by characterdriven
Books for Geography and Map Lovers (14 titles)
Contributed by characterdriven
If You Like...Downton Abbey (24 titles)
Thanks to the Romantic Times Book Reviews of April 2013 for the suggestions!
Contributed by Jody W.
If It's Good Enough for Maureen Corrigan... (12 titles)
A professor at Georgetown University, Corrigan reviews new titles across a range of genres as a regular segment on NPR's Fresh Air. I have yet to be disappointed by a Corrigan-approved book. Here are some of her recent picks.
Contributed by AnneCP
Good Christian Novels for Men (17 titles)
Really good novels by very talented and engaging Christian authors. Not always overtly Christian, but they do share our views and values.
Contributed by Jesus Is My Treasure
Treasuring Jesus (19 titles)
Jesus is the greatest treasure in the universe (Matthew 13:44). See him and savor him in these remarkable books.
Contributed by Jesus Is My Treasure
Upcycle, Reuse, Recycle (33 titles)
Learn how to use materials you already have to create art, crafts, clothing, jewelry and more.
Contributed by Hopkins Library Staff
unprocessed foods (5 titles)
cookery for unprocessed foods
Contributed by Ryan P.
Linden Hills Winter Jackets 2013 (11 titles)
What we've read this winter in Linden Hills. Thanks to all the Linden Hills patrons who offered their book reviews this winter!
Contributed by Winter Jackets at Linden Hills 2013
How to Handle Difficult People (18 titles)
Do you have a difficult person in your life? One of these books may help you deal with challenging situations.
Contributed by Kim B
Musicians (11 titles)
Contributed by Ann P
Family Sagas (12 titles)
Contributed by Ann P
Top O' the Mornin' (10 titles)
All things Irish for a joyful St. Patrick's Day!
Contributed by annecp
Spring 2013 (14 titles)
Plot your spring reading with Maple Grove Library staff's suggestions.
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Extraordinary Lives (70 titles)
In six words or over a thousand pages, learn about the lives and experiences of the famous, obscure, and extraordinary.
Contributed by plymouth library
The Trials of Lent (11 titles)
Did you give up one of these vices for Lent? Do you feel tempted just looking at this list? Enjoy! :)
Contributed by annecp
The Inferno Club (6 titles)
English gentalman spy's find love.
Contributed by bcoser
Extraordinary Audio (17 titles)
Take it from someone who listens to five books a month: there are good audio experiences and there are GREAT ones! Here are some of the best audiobooks I've ever heard.
Contributed by annecp
Cult Classics (22 titles)
Contributed by Jody W.
Minnetonka Library Winter Jackets 2013 (26 titles)
Books recommended by Minnetonka Winter Jackets Readers, February 2013
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
Love Stories for Valentine's Day (12 titles)
12 stories that will make you fall in love with love!
Contributed by annecp
Business/Science NonFiction (58 titles)
Contributed by GlennDesJardin
Winter Jackets Highlights (12 titles)
Twelve hot picks featured from Maple Grove Library staff.
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
150 Best Minnesota Books (56 titles)
The MN Historical Society is compiling a list of the best 150 MN Books on its Collections blog.
Contributed by Jody W.
What We've Been Reading (January 2013) (27 titles)
Check out some of the adult, young adult, and children's books we've recently read.
Contributed by eden prairie library staff
Think Warm (10 titles)
Sub-zero temperatures getting you down? Let your imagination take you--and your stomach!--to a warmer, happier place.
Contributed by annecp
US-Dakota War of 1862 (40 titles)
Non-fiction and fiction titles about the war and other topics related to the Plymouth Reads 2013 pick "Spirit Car" by Diane Wilson
Contributed by Plymouth Library
It Started With a Book... (10 titles)
As we gear up for the Academy Awards, let's take a moment to remember some past Best Picture Winners that wouldn't even have been made were it not for an intrepid author who first wrote the book.
Contributed by AnneCP
Solve It! (21 titles)
Books to keep your mind alert, unstuck, and ready for creative solutions.
Contributed by wayzata library staff
Chocolate Covered Fiction (13 titles)
Almost as good as the real thing...
Contributed by Kim B
Monchicchi (133 titles)
Contributed by april h
Are Events Random or Not? (9 titles)
Synchronicity or coincidence? You be the judge.
Contributed by Kim B
Bram Stoker Awards 2010 And On (15 titles)
Voted on by members of the Horror Writer's Association and awarded for superior achievement. Began in 1988. Nominees and winners.
Contributed by Jody W.
Nebula Awards 2011 And On (7 titles)
Presented by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to celebrate excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing. Award began in 1965. Nominees and winners.
Contributed by Jody W.
Hugo Awards 2011 And On (6 titles)
Presented by the membership of the annual World Science Fiction Convention for that year. Award began in 1953. Nominees and winners
Contributed by Jody W.
100+ book challenge 2013 (53 titles)
Contributed by marsap
Minnesota and the Civil War (54 titles)
Mostly non-fiction, some fiction about Minnesotans in the war. Also includes more general, recommended non-fiction on the Civil War.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Kristi's 2013 Book List in memory of Maggie, the cat (154 titles)
Happy to say my new reading companion is Abby the tabby, the funniest cat who has ever owned me.
Contributed by BOOKWOMAN_CAT
What Do You Look Forward to Reading? (22 titles)
What do you plan to read soon? Let's share ideas... here are some titles I hope to read sooner rather than later.
Contributed by Kim B
Great Reads for 2013 (22 titles)
Did you make a New Year's resolution to read more? Start with this list of favorite titles featured at the Long Lake Library.
Contributed by Long Lake Library Staff
Fun With Food (9 titles)
Food is more than just for eating! It can be a fun means of artistic expression.
Contributed by Laura Miller
Staff Favorites for 2012 (37 titles)
Maple Grove Library staff picked these books as our favorite reads of 2012.
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Liz (12 titles)
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Top Ten Books/Series I read in 2012 (10 titles)
I think the title says it all. Most of these books are part of series-say for Killing Kennedy (And I wouldn't recommend any more in The Silence of the Lamb Series).
Contributed by A.E.C.M.
Mitzi (22 titles)
I read mainly fiction & biographies.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Maureen (7 titles)
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Hyon (11 titles)
Contributed by Plymouth Library
World Fantasy Award Nominees & Winners 2010 And On (16 titles)
An award given by their artistic peers in the fantasy genre since 1975. These are the best novel nominees & winners.
Contributed by Jody W.
Steve (11 titles)
I don’t read a great deal, but when I do read it is mostly non-fiction.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Jeanne (25 titles)
I enjoy reading and listening to mysteries, suspense, WWII, and children's stories.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Maryann (11 titles)
My reading is like a run-on sentence. One book leads me to another, to another and another. On the rare occasions when I can’t find ‘something good,’ I’m frantic. That’s when I ask a Librarian. Good idea, huh.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Jon (21 titles)
Currently I’m most interested in the postmodern novel in its many and varied manifestations, along with researching some of the postmodern theory that helps provide a context for making sense of it all, and of course speculating on post-postmodern directions in the literature of the future.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Paul (9 titles)
I enjoy mostly nonfiction of all kinds. I seldom have just one book I’m reading at a time. I like to get audio books of what I am reading to listen to in the car.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Neal (14 titles)
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Monica (10 titles)
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Karen (13 titles)
I read mostly fiction, science fiction and mystery. The non-fiction books I read are cookbooks and crafting books. And I love getting recommendations from patrons!
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Angel (22 titles)
I read primarily teen fiction, graphic novels and nonfiction. I’m particularly interested in social justice and social movements. I also love audiobooks that make me laugh to make rush hour traffic more bearable.
Contributed by Plymouth Library
Reimagined Classics & Parallel Novels (40 titles)
Contributed by Plymouth Library
EmilyEm's Best 12 in 2012 [out of 50] (12 titles)
It was a remarkable year for two of my favorite types of reading: the coming of age story and those about the immigrant experience.
Contributed by EmilyEm
Twelve from '12 (12 titles)
I've read half of these and want to read the other six. Twelve great books published in 2012.
Contributed by Kim B
Want to read (3 titles)
A list of books I want to read...
Contributed by lovelionlion
books turned movies (3 titles)
books turned movies
Contributed by DivergentJ
At the library (54 titles)
Books about books and libraries!
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
Books on the big screen (3 titles)
Contributed by stpaulsc
Frank Peretti (9 titles)
His Novals
Contributed by Jumper
Favorite Science Fiction (3 titles)
Some of my favorite science fiction books. This is a genre that allows some of the most creative exploration of philosophy and human potential.
Contributed by DivergentJ
Fictional Librarians (30 titles)
Contributed by Kim B
Murder Mystery (7 titles)
Contributed by ladydice
The Weather Outside is Frightful (25 titles)
Cozy up with a good read on a "snowy" day.
Contributed by Hopkins Library Staff
Librarian Book Club (23 titles)
Ever wonder what a book club comprised solely of librarians reads? These are the books we've read since August 2011.
Contributed by Librarian Book Club
British Humo(u)r (31 titles)
From the laugh-out-loud hilarious to the wryly amusing, enjoy a funny book by a British author (or set in Britain).
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Books Way Too Good to Miss (83 titles)
A selection of absolutely wonderful books.
Contributed by Kim B
In the Eye of the Storm (22 titles)
True stories of epic storms.
Contributed by svenskagirl
If you liked For Colored Girls (28 titles)
Read-a-like titles for those who enjoyed Ntozake Shange's, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf"
Contributed by AmyMars
Jodi Picoult (17 titles)
Contributed by MissGreenEyes
Books that make you sleep with the lights on... (46 titles)
We asked our HCL Facebook fans to name the scariest books they've ever read. Here's the updated list(with some books that have scared us as well).
Contributed by HCL Social Media
What to Read When You're Sick (27 titles)
You are coming down with the flu or a rotten cold. You seek comfort as you lie there miserable and achy, dreading the next time you have to swallow. You don't want to read anything difficult. Maybe an old favorite book would be nice. What do you read when you're under the weather?
Contributed by Kim B
Grit Lit (16 titles)
Stories of the South, with characters who need "grit" to survive the sometimes seamier aspects of life.
Contributed by Jane Z.B.
Haunted Minnesota (11 titles)
Contributed by amy lu
Keep Calm and Scary On! (25 titles)
Check out some of the thrillers and chillers we've gathered together for our montly book display for October 2012. Boo!
Contributed by Eden Prairie Library STaff
Murakami Haruki's Best Books (6 titles)
Book list for the famous Japanese writer, Murakami Haruki
Contributed by Changsoo
You Say It's Your Birthday (9 titles)
Novels that feature a birthday.
Contributed by Kim B
If you like Downton Abbey (23 titles)
Contributed by svenskagirl
Thank you, volunteers! (43 titles)
Fiction and nonfiction about volunteers - from mystery novels to guides on volunteer vacations.
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
Passionate Eating (11 titles)
Everything you wanted to know (or didn't) about the stuff we put in our mouths.
Contributed by Sarah M
Brewmania! (19 titles)
Contributed by nfblogger
Books that Get You Moving! (7 titles)
Some of the best Endurance Books I've read
Contributed by bookzest
25 Books That Make an Impact (25 titles)
Some books inspire, change viewpoints, open minds, or make significant impacts. What would you add to this list?
Contributed by Kim B
Re-making History (12 titles)
In these novels, history didn’t happen exactly the way we remember it. Some authors have created a world very similar to ours, built around an alternate outcome to just one crucial historical event. Others have imagined a completely different course for history, resulting in a world almost entirely unlike our own.
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Nonfiction treasures (17 titles)
A little of everything here, all memorable.
Contributed by Mary B.
Celebrities Who Write Well (17 titles)
Although hundreds of books penned by celebrities are in print, there are a few show biz folks who can actually write beautifully!
Contributed by Kim B
Good non series books (4 titles)
Not series
Contributed by cantstopreading
Great memoirs (12 titles)
Real stories-amazing comment!
Contributed by cantstopreading
Utopian Community Reading List (4 titles)
Contributed by marsroman
Advertising and Marketing (3 titles)
Contributed by megknodl
Back to School (24 titles)
These (mostly) fiction books all have titles related to school.
Contributed by Hopkins library staff
Books by Latino Writers (76 titles)
A list of YA books written by Latino authors.
Contributed by AP Vista
Books Worth the Wait (17 titles)
Soon-to-be-published titles that will be Must Reads ... are you on the reserve lists yet?
Contributed by Kim b
Summer Reads (12 titles)
Some fun books I read this summer.
Contributed by amy lu
Presents of Mind (19 titles)
Gift book suggestions by the Maple Grove Library staff.
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Fall 2012 (20 titles)
Track what the Maple Grove Library staff is reading.
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Adventures on Water (20 titles)
Stories told from kayaks, canoes, sailboats and sloops.
Contributed by Kim B
Five-star books (27 titles)
These are some of my favorite books that I have read in the past and that may not be my age level, but were wonderful when I read them.
Contributed by juliza
J Smith (8 titles)
My Enticing Summer Reads
Contributed by maple grove library
Women in the Arab World (21 titles)
Fiction, nonfiction and memoirs of women in the Arab World.
Contributed by Jody W.
taylor swift (5 titles)
if u love taylor swift post on this!!
Contributed by #1 warriors cats
What We're Reading Summer 2012 (49 titles)
The Hopkins Library staff are reading these books to stay cool during the hot summer days.
Contributed by Hopkins Library Staff
Wasted on the Young (13 titles)
Books I was forced to read for school that I appreciate now.
Contributed by AnneCP
Great Listening Experiences (45 titles)
This list has a variety of wonderful books, all with superb narration.
Contributed by Kim B
Narco Polo (4 titles)
Musings on the new business model; Crime, Cartels and The Line between North & South America.
Contributed by Jamall
Think Cool (10 titles)
Use the power of suggestion to forget about searing temperatures and tropical humidity.
Contributed by annecp
Well Read Lives (17 titles)
Writers muse on the joy they find in reading.
Contributed by Kim B
Summer 2012 (27 titles)
Here's what the Maple Grove Library staff has been leafing through this summer.
Contributed by Maple Grove Library
Gone Fishin': a Travel Writing Compilation (11 titles)
Writing so vivid, warm and inclusive, you can almost feel the breeze on your skin and taste the mojito on your tongue. If finances are keeping you from your dream destinations, maybe these stories will tide you over.
Contributed by annecp
Genealogy Research (10 titles)
Discover your family's history. Learn more and register online.
Contributed by Hennepin County Library Events
Mandolins (21 titles)
Listen to, and learn to, play a mandolin
Contributed by Ric
Think Pink (50 titles)
Books with pink covers - all shapes, all sizes, all audiences!
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
The Plant-Based Gourmet (14 titles)
Adopting a plant-based diet is win-win-win-win: you leave a smaller carbon footprint, you contribute to your own improved health, you opt out of senseless animal suffering and you get to eat unbelievably delicious food. Still not convinced? You will be after perusing these delectable cookbooks!
Contributed by annecp
Science Fact, Science Fiction (48 titles)
A collection of fiction and nonfiction titles on science topcis from astronomy to time travel.
Contributed by Imposter
Modern Romance (7 titles)
Fresh and quirky love stories.
Contributed by Ann P
The boyfriend's book list. (11 titles)
Books suggested to me by Derek. :)
Contributed by Kristin King
The Other Hepburn (13 titles)
Books about a true original, Katharine Hepburn.
Contributed by Kim B
Walking the Wild (18 titles)
“It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B. It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.” ~~ Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Contributed by Kim B
Ancient History I love :) (21 titles)
History Novels both Fiction and Non-Fiction that I cannot wait to read!
Contributed by Kristin King
Audrey (12 titles)
The Guthrie Theater presents the musical/romantic comedy Roman Holiday this summer (it's delightful!). The 1953 film starred Audrey Hepburn in her first major role, and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress playing the princess. Audrey Hepburn has been gone almost 20 years now but books about her continue to be published. "The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy — it's all that matters.” ~ AH
Contributed by Kim B
To read (24 titles)
To be read at an undisclosed date and location.
Contributed by chelliebel
Read & Loved It! (60 titles)
Only the best.
Contributed by chelliebel
The Mad Men List (29 titles)
Don, Betty, Peggy, (even daughter Sally) and many more characters read or mention books on the popular TV show Mad Men. Also included are a few books about Mad Men.
Contributed by Kim B
Books I Stayed Up Late to Read (Kid & Teen) (10 titles)
Contributed by Elrock13
Favorite Kid's Books of All Time (16 titles)
Contributed by Elrock13
Prepster Lit (27 titles)
Books about preppies, or books a preppy just might like.
Contributed by Jane Z.B.
Katniss' Allies (8 titles)
Of course you’ve seen the The Hunger Games movie. The Hunger Games is your favorite book; you’ve read it a dozen times. You’ve read Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Hell, you’ve read The Hunger Games Companion, The Girl Who Was On Fire: Your Favorite Authors On Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy, and even The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook. But it’s not enough! What will you do without gritty, futuristic worlds stricken by environmental disasters and world wars? What will you without a revolution to bring down a sly Big Brother-like government? What will you do without a stubborn, sarcastic, tough-as-nails but secretly tenderhearted heroine to root for? Don’t worry! You’re in luck! There’s a whole new generation of rebel girls (and a few rebel boys) on the bookshelves, and they’re not going down without a fight.
Contributed by KaliO
Stunning Short Stories (10 titles)
In memory of Ray Bradbury (he died this week) and because of my recent obsession with Flannery O'Connor, I have compiled some excellent short story collections. I don't normally read short stories but there are some just too great to miss!
Contributed by Kim B
Urban Fantasy (15 titles)
Trying to divide books into genres is always a bit futile, but here are some urban fantasy novels you may not have read yet.
Contributed by Thornewolf
Traveling through Minnesota's History (20 titles)
Plan a trip to discover Minnesota's history or simply escape into these fascinating titles.
Contributed by Long Lake Library Staff
Pops, Dad, Papa, Daddy (24 titles)
Books about fathers ... the great ones, the good ones, and the rest.
Contributed by Kim B
Feel-Good Reads (21 titles)
These books inspire warm and cozy feelings. They're upbeat, authentic, and most of all, they inspire hope.
Contributed by Jane Z.B.
Hipster Lit (23 titles)
Inspired by the infamous display at the Sag Harbor location of the bookstore chain Bookhampton.
Contributed by Jane Z.B.
Slow parenting (8 titles)
Slow parenting is a parenting style in which few activities are organised for children. Instead, they are allowed to explore the world at their own pace.
Contributed by kari ramstrom
You've Got Mail (43 titles)
Here are just some of the great titles featured on our May 2012 book display. The focus is "epistolary" books featuring letters, notes, poems, blog posts, e-mails, diary entries, newspaper clippings and other correspondence.
Contributed by Eden Prairie Library Staff
What are you reading this summer? (43 titles)
Irresistible reads for the beach or anywhere.
Contributed by Kim B
Bro Lit (13 titles)
For the ladies, there's chick lit. For the guys, there's bro lit. Here are some bros not to be missed.
Contributed by annecp
Books To Sink Your Teeth Into (20 titles)
Picture yourself with a cold glass of lemonade, swinging in a hammock, no sound but a light breeze in your ear. Now picture yourself reading one of these engrossing tales!
Contributed by annecp
The Play's the Thing (14 titles)
A great play jumps off the page and comes alive, almost as if you were seeing it in performance. These beloved recent plays were hits in New York, but you can experience their power in the comfort of your own home.
Contributed by annecp
LGBTQ Graphic Novels (24 titles)
Contributed by Jody W.
Picturing Peace--Adult List (21 titles)
Contributed by BernieF
Post Apocalyptic Gems (13 titles)
From YA to decidedly not, from zombies to ecological collapse, distopic fiction is a personal favorite of mine.
Contributed by Thorne
Family Life (24 titles)
You know what Tolstoy said, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Stories of both happy and not so happy families...
Contributed by Kim B
Living Vicariously 101: a Course for Stay-Cationers (12 titles)
Is the economy cramping your travel style? You're not alone! Until things turn around, live and breathe exotic locales through some great travel writing.
Contributed by annecp
Cycling (14 titles)
Riders and would-be cyclists will enjoy freewheeling with these titles!
Contributed by Holly R.
Merlin's mix (58 titles)
A great mix of adventure,romance(who doesn't love?),fantasy, and action..!
Contributed by merlin
Judge a Book By Its Movie (18 titles)
Once in a great while, a fantastic book becomes a fantastic movie, each bringing its own artistic merit to the table. These titles are worth reading and watching.
Contributed by AnneCP
Pitiful Adaptations (15 titles)
We all know the movie is never as good as the book, but these titles deserved better. Forget the movie. Read the book!
Contributed by annecp
One City, One Book (18 titles)
Minneapolis isn't the only city with a community-wide book club. Check out the books that are getting other cities talking!
Contributed by annecp
Southern Writers (17 titles)
After touring Flannery O'Connor's childhood home in Savannah, I got to thinking about all the riches from other Southern writers.
Contributed by Kim B
Nordic Noir (6 titles)
This is "noir-ish" mystery fiction by authors from Sweden, Norway, Finnland, Denmark and Iceland.
Contributed by DebraKRamage
Beach Reads for Sex and the City Fans (21 titles)
Looking for a book to match the style, fun and sexiness of the HBO series? Look no further!
Contributed by AnneCP
Fantasy with a Hint of Romance (17 titles)
Some great fantasy novels with romantic themes.
Contributed by Lindsey K.
Oh! Savannah! (18 titles)
Stories and more about the pearl of Georgia ... charming Savannah.
Contributed by Kim B
Album Covers (12 titles)
Contributed by nfblogger
Other favorite books cont. (44 titles)
My first book list is pretty long, so I've started another one for whoever is interested.
Contributed by
St. Boni Library Book Group (7 titles)
April 2012 favorites
Contributed by St. Boni Library Book Group
A Fragile Mind (25 titles)
Books that feature a character with mental illness or a personality disorder.
Contributed by Kim B
Best Historical Mystery Series (13 titles)
These are my favorite mysteries, from modern to classics-mostly historical-, and from adult to children's books. I plan to keep adding as I read more mysteries. (If you like any of these books, all of them are just the first book-or second.)
Contributed by A.E.C.M.
Shirley Jackson Award for Dark Literature (66 titles)
For outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. These are both the nominees and the winners.
Contributed by Jody W.
Eco-Friendly Living (26 titles)
Browse Long Lake Library's display on sustainable living, gardening and decorating.
Contributed by Long Lake Library Staff
Picture Children's Books that Entertain the Adult Reader (11 titles)
These are books I am willing to read over and over again.
Contributed by Chaz
Magical Escapes (17 titles)
Escape into a world in which magical happenings are everyday occurrences.
Contributed by Long Lake Library Staff
Comedic Memoirs (36 titles)
Laughter is good for your health. Find some well-deserved comic relief in these hilarious titles.
Contributed by Long Lake Library Staff
Child Narrators in Adult Fiction (32 titles)
Adult Fiction where a child tells the story. It must be hard to do but these authors do it brilliantly!
Contributed by Kim B
If You Like...50 Shades of Grey (36 titles)
Steamy reads. Be careful of scalding if you open the covers of the books too quickly.
Contributed by Jody W.
Abby's Books (14 titles)
Books to read.
Contributed by Abigail D.
Humor Me (17 titles)
Contributed by amy lu
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair (and 365 books) (13 titles)
Nina Sankovitch vowed to read a book a day for one year after her beloved sister died. She found it comforting and enlightening, and she learned a lot about herself and how to live after a great loss. I've read only 19 of the 365 books she read that year. Here are a few of the books she discovered. She doesn't mention all 365 but the list is on her blog at www.readallday.org. It's also published at the conclusion of her wonderful Tolstoy and the Purple Chair.
Contributed by Kim B
If your child is on the Autism Spectrum - Asperger's (14 titles)
If your child has been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, these are some books we have found to very helpful to understand our child with Asperger's
Contributed by Stella Riker
Suburbia (17 titles)
Contributed by characterdriven
Summer Treats (16 titles)
Contributed by characterdriven
Fiction Featuring Writers (26 titles)
All kinds of novels about all kinds of writers...
Contributed by Kim B
Act Out for Adults (10 titles)
Learn how to project your voice, the history of theater or share a play at these workshops for adults led by Guthrie teaching artists. Learn more and register online.
Contributed by Hennepin County Library Events
What I've Read (5 titles)
books i've read
Contributed by Caja
Crystal (53 titles)
Contributed by Long Lake Library Staff
Green Living (42 titles)
The following list includes titles from Maple Grove Library's April book display on Green Living as well as titles for further reading on topics such as energy conservation, sustainable living and the green movement.
Contributed by Sarah S.
Best Vampire Novel of the Century Nominees (5 titles)
HCL does not have The Soft Whisper of the Dead by Charles L. Grant. Voted on by the Horror Writers Association. I AM LEGEND won!
Contributed by Jody W.
New Music Books (25 titles)
Contributed by amy lu
my fav books (8 titles)
Contributed by sk8ergirl98
Urban Fiction Audiobooks on CD (32 titles)
Contributed by Adele M.
Everything Judy (13 titles)
Want to know more about Judy Garland after seeing the Guthrie's End of the Rainbow? The play's run is now over and moved on to Broadway but you can still read about Judy (or go to New York)!
Contributed by Kim B
Crystal (36 titles)
Contributed by wayzata library staff
Don't Panic (15 titles)
Books by and about the amazing Douglas Adams.
Contributed by amy lu
Wine, Books and Good Friends (15 titles)
Contributed by sophie
Winter Jackets at Linden Hills 2011-2012 (6 titles)
Here's what we read this winter at Linden Hills Library.
Contributed by Winter Jackets at Linden Hills
HTML Help Books (3 titles)
Books about HTML and how to create HTMLs
Contributed by Cooper
Book Club Titles (12 titles)
Possible titles for book groups, with discussion potential.
Contributed by DakotaReader
Memoirs, Memoirs and More Memoirs (15 titles)
Not to be missed recently published memoirs.
Contributed by Kim B
My Favs (4 titles)
Books that I would read again.... Which is hard for me to do :)
Contributed by lollypoppin
Homebrewing (13 titles)
Some of the best books for creating your own beer, imitating the popular brands, or just exploring the broad and dazzling world of international beer.
Contributed by CWFredrickson
Turtle Bread Book Club Recommendations (19 titles)
Books people have recommended at book club.
Contributed by The Rockhopper
Turtle Bread Book Club (18 titles)
These are books we have read for our book club - some generated great discussions!
Contributed by the rockhopper
Urban Crime and Suspense (18 titles)
Contributed by Adele M.
Urban Romance (12 titles)
Contributed by Adele M.
Urban Christian Fiction (12 titles)
Contributed by Adele M.
Winter Jackets 2012 (29 titles)
Contributed by Westonka Winter Jackets Recommends
Singletons (6 titles)
Books on the joys of living alone.
Contributed by Kim B
Books with 2012 Oscar Ties (16 titles)
Contributed by amy lu
My recent reading list (7 titles)
Contributed by scorpionbeauty2000
Books I like (10 titles)
Contributed by noendmom
Caring for the Caregivers (19 titles)
When you are helping a parent, spouse or other family member with a debilitating illness, oftentimes your own needs get neglected. A list of books in how to care for yourself during trying times.
Contributed by theycallmeej
Favorite Fiction (non-mystery) (4 titles)
I'm too lazy to make any finer distinctions.
Contributed by FortyBelow
Some of what i've read so far! (9 titles)
Contributed by Jimmy13
Sarah's Books of 2012 (6 titles)
Books I have read and enjoyed recently.
Contributed by SStauffer
Flash and mirrors (62 titles)
A widely varied list of books about literal - and figurative! - flash and mirrors.
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
Classic Must Reads (77 titles)
Top list of classics that I would like to read in my lifetime.
Contributed by SStauffer
Books To Read (9 titles)
Books that I would like to read in the near future.
Contributed by SStauffer
My Favorite Classics (12 titles)
Contributed by Melilot Brandybuck
If you have Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (20 titles)
One of these reads may help you make it to the next season.
Contributed by Kim B
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (8 titles)
Books where War, Death, Famine and Plague are featured.
Contributed by Jody W.
Hopkins Winter Jackets 2012 (31 titles)
Find out what books other people are reading this winter! Hopkins Library patrons chose these books to read for the Winter Jackets Reading for Adults program.
Contributed by Hopkins Library Staff
Memorable Endings (22 titles)
Novels (and one short story - The Lottery) that have memorable or excellent endings!
Contributed by Kim B
If you liked: The Language of Flowers (13 titles)
If you enjoyed Vanessa Diffenbaugh's debut novel, give these a try.
Contributed by svenskagirl
Just Books I have read (25 titles)
Books read since 2000 that are carried by HCLib. Many books I have read are not available at the Lib.
Contributed by TG
Enlighten Up (19 titles)
Spiritual development and humanistic harmony. [not religious dogma] Would like to read and discuss with others. If interested contact cyr.real@hotmail.com
Contributed by cyrious
Winter Jackets: What Maple Grove's Reading (9 titles)
Favorite books submitted by Maple Grove readers.
Contributed by R0SE
Baseball Fiction (11 titles)
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (2011) got me thinking about other baseball novels.
Contributed by Kim B
The New Zombies (7 titles)
For the last few years, it’s been sparkly, sullen vampires who’ve ruled page and screen. But slowly, steadily creeping up on the bloodsuckers, is a new version of an old favorite: the zombie. Films like Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, plus Max Brooks’ and Seth Graham-Smith’s tongue-in-cheek books The Zombie Survival Guide and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, lead the charge with a sarcastic, wholly unique 21st century brand of humor. Other novelists have contributed a new intensity and complexity that comment on modern society and politics—or make some very intriguing changes to the traditional zombie genre. Zombie books are hitting the bestseller lists hard, and readers cannot wait to devour them.
Contributed by KaliO
World Fantasy Award Nominees & Winners 1975-1989 (55 titles)
An award given by their artistic peers in the fantasy genre since 1975. These are the best novel nominees & winners.
Contributed by Jody W.
Good Reads (5 titles)
Contributed by nicole.rose
Family (Dis)Connections (12 titles)
Contributed by Ann P
Bram Stoker Awards 2000-2009 (32 titles)
Voted on by members of the Horror Writer's Association and awarded for superior achievement. Began in 1988. Nominees and winners.
Contributed by Jody W.
Bram Stoker Awards 1988-1999 (42 titles)
Voted on by members of the Horror Writer's Association and awarded for superior achievement. Began in 1988. Nominees and winners.
Contributed by Jody W.
Making (and Keeping!) Your New Year's Resolutions (20 titles)
Contributed by nfblogger
World Fantasy Award Nominees & Winners 1990-1999 (48 titles)
An award given by their artistic peers in the fantasy genre since 1975. These are the best novel nominees & winners.
Contributed by Jody W.
Books About Books (24 titles)
Find that next great book or learn about how and why we read!
Contributed by Kathryn Z.
Reading Fiction (19 titles)
What's even better than reading? Reading about reading! Try one of these novels about books, libraries, or reading.
Contributed by Kathryn Z.
Supernatural (11 titles)
Books about the popular CW tv show.
Contributed by Faith
Kristi & Maggie the cat read together in 2012 (143 titles)
eclectic - modern literature, mystery, non-fiction...
Contributed by bookwoman_cat
New Year New Me (12 titles)
If I have the time and energy, these books could be inspirational.
Contributed by Amy Lu
Work of Art (11 titles)
A series of business classes for artists and musicians. Topics include: career planning, time management, legal considerations, recordkeeping, and more. Learn more and register online.
Here are some related materials for further reading. Find more by searching the library catalog or Ask Us.
Contributed by Hennepin County Library Events
When dinosaurs roamed (48 titles)
Dinosaur (and Ice Age) books for all ages, fact and fiction!
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
100th Anniversary of the Voyage of the Titanic (8 titles)
In the late hours of April 14th, 1912, the steamship RMS Titanic hit an iceberg. At 2:20am on the morning of the 15th, the ship sank into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. It was the ship’s first and final voyage. Titanic was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world. Some of the wealthiest and most famous people of the day were passengers. The ship was said to be “unsinkable;” over 1,500 souls went down with her that night. The disaster made headlines all around the world. One hundred years later, we’re still talking about it.
Contributed by KaliO
Show Biz Biographies (15 titles)
Recent celebrity biographies you may have missed.
Contributed by amy lu
Crafty Minnesota (12 titles)
Learn to knit, crochet and more at these art workshops for adults. Learn more and register online.
Here are some related materials for further reading. Find more by searching the library catalog or Ask Us.
Contributed by Hennepin County Library Events
Great Gifts for Book Lovers (30 titles)
A book is the perfect gift! Consider one of the titles below ...
Contributed by Kim B
Male 18-30 (5 titles)
Contributed by pete8018
Fiction Favorites of the Year (8 titles)
Books I enjoyed this year (not necessarily written in 2011).
Contributed by amy lu
Video Game Books (7 titles)
Video games: They began as dinky pixelated images where the goal was to eat fruit and run from ghosts (poor old Pac Man). Now they’re complex, visually stunning stories in which you can fight wars, search for treasure, and build cities. Books that incorporate this changing, challenging technology toy with reality, critique modern society—and afford readers a chance to really, truly, geek-out like crazy.
Contributed by KaliO
counting what I've read (13 titles)
Contributed by Elaine Zhao
Oh by Jolly!!!!!! (6 titles)
Christmas books that are ready for Christmas Eve, like today!!!!!!!!!:)
Contributed by Roxkin Reader
Female Heroines - 11 Best that I've read (11 titles)
an eclectic mix of strong females - interesting, some mysteries, and some classics - all good to read
Contributed by markie
EmilyEm's Best 10 Out of 75 Read in 2011 (10 titles)
My reading is almost entirely literary fiction, with just a few memoirs or histories to add context and variety!
Contributed by EmilyEm
Winter New Releases (15 titles)
Contributed by svenskagirl
Art Journaling (7 titles)
An art diary, art journal or visual journal is a daily journal kept by artists, often containing both words and sketches, and occasionally including mixed media elements such as collages.
Contributed by Kari Ramstrom
Play (9 titles)
"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." ~Plato
Contributed by Kari Ramstrom
Cool Christmas Gifts (24 titles)
These books are on my shopping list as possible Christmas presents for friends and family (and maybe me!)
Contributed by amy lu
Frugavore (7 titles)
A love of all things frugal.
Contributed by Kari Ramstrom
Cathy's Must Reads (3 titles)
Contributed by cathyellingen
No Time To Read? (14 titles)
Short stories to sneak in reading during the busy season ahead.
Contributed by R0SE
Holiday Books for the Over Committed (13 titles)
Short stories, light fiction and novellas with a holiday theme.
Contributed by R0SE
Tower of London (6 titles)
The infamous Tower of London comes alive in these novels.
Contributed by Kim B
Hey! Cant put this book down! Dinner? Theres no dinner while im reading!!!!! (13 titles)
Books you cant put down! And ya want to re-read em. Read em peeps!!!!
Contributed by Roxkin Reader
books from High School (114 titles)
books i wanted to read in High School, but never got around to actually reading them.
Contributed by Kristin King
Banned, Censored & Challenged Books for Children (21 titles)
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom faces many challenges to remove books from shelves. A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. For every challenge that is reported, 4 or 5 remain unreported. Why do you think these books were challenged?
Contributed by Jody W.
Thanksgiving (14 titles)
Contributed by Amy Lu
Caregiving (22 titles)
November is National Family Caregivers Month.
Contributed by Amy Lu
Bullying Prevention (12 titles)
Nov. 14-Nov. 20 is Bullying Awareness Week. Learn how you can help kids & teens deal with bullying.
Contributed by amy lu
Sci Fi & Fantasy (20 titles)
A random assortment of some cool books.
Contributed by chad s
Supernatural (8 titles)
These are the books that go along with the show! They go in the following order: *Nevermore *Witch's Canyon *Bone Key *Heart of the Dragon *The Unholy Cause *War of the Sons *One Year Gone *Coyote's Kiss *Night Terror ***John Winchester's Journal is stand alone.*** The library doesn't have: *Nevermore *Witch's Canyon
Contributed by kslowey59
Vegan & Vegetarian Living (20 titles)
Nov. 1 is World Vegan Day. Even if you don't want to be a vegan (or vegetarian) it can't hurt to learn about more animal-friendly options.
Contributed by amy lu
Scary & Spooky (25 titles)
Nonfiction about ghosts, vampires, and other creepy creatures.
Contributed by amy lu
Nordic Minnesota (76 titles)
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
Swedish Crime Novels (11 titles)
Contributed by svenskagirl
Do You Believe in Magic? (4 titles)
I love books about magic...
Contributed by kgreg
Food & Drink (23 titles)
If I took the time to cook, these might be useful.
Contributed by Chad S
Halloween (26 titles)
There is still time to do some costume or party planning!
Contributed by amy lu
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Grows Up (6 titles)
Remember reading those old Choose Your Own Adventure stories when you were a kid? With opening sentences like “You are a deep sea explorer searching for the famed lost city of Atlantis” or “You stand on the deck of the RMS Titanic, the brand new White Star ocean liner,” you knew immediately that there was adventure in store. And then there’s the added thrill of getting to decide what happens next: “If you choose to return to the island, go to page 12. If you decide to follow Jenny into the abyss, go to page 38.” The adventures were straightforward, the choices were good or bad—ah, how simple life was. But now that you’re an adult, choosing your own storybook adventure is more complex, sassier, sexier, gorier, and helluva lot more interesting.
Contributed by KaliO
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (6 titles)
It’s been 146 years since John Wilkes Booth walked into a theater and Abraham Lincoln in the head. But our collective interest in that event has not dimmed. Consider a few details from that fateful night—Booth had only a few hours to plan the assassination; Lincoln had recurring dreams and premonitions about his death; Booth knew the play so well that he could anticipate the crowds’ laughter to cover the sound of the shot. And then there’s the remarkable cast of supporting characters—Mary Surratt (the first woman in American history to be executed by the federal government), Secretary of State William Seward (who survived a near-fatal assault by another assassin at the exact moment Booth was killing Lincoln), and Robert Lincoln (Abe’s son who would be at hand to witness two more presidential shootings). It’s no wonder we’re still fascinated by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Contributed by KaliO
What to Read on an Airplane (17 titles)
Great reads for a long flight.
Contributed by Kim B
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (26 titles)
October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month.
Contributed by amy lu
Attention Dog Lovers! (10 titles)
Dog people will love love love these!
Contributed by Kim B
Zombies (40 titles)
They may be dead, but they're trendy.
Contributed by amy lu
Brain Injury (20 titles)
Traumatic Brain Injury
Contributed by Ric
Favorite Modern Classics (47 titles)
"A classic is the term given to any book which comes to represent the whole universe, a book on a par with ancient talismans." ~Italo Calvino
Contributed by Kim B
What We're Reading - Oct 2011 (40 titles)
These are books currently being read by staff at the Hopkins Library.
Contributed by Hopkins Library Staff
Fictional Abe (10 titles)
Novels about Abraham Lincoln, including a few alternative histories and a western.
Contributed by Kim B
Banned, Censored & Challenged Books for Adults (29 titles)
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom faces many challenges to remove books from shelves. A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. For every challenge that is reported, 4 or 5 remain unreported. Why do you think these books were challenged?
Contributed by Jody W.
Dinanita's book list (5 titles)
The books that I'm interested in are novels and romance and action adventures novels stuff like that I'm not all that into historical fiction but almost everything else I'm into unless the book talks in a third person then I will not be reading that book oh I also don't like history book but I like mythical books
Contributed by nene122
Camelot (12 titles)
"In short, there's simply not a more congenial spot for happily-ever-aftering than here in Camelot..." Fantastic tales about King Arthur, his queen Guinevere, and of course, the Knights of the Round Table.
Contributed by Kim B
Books I've read (92 titles)
Contributed by RCD
It's Easy Being Green (16 titles)
It might not be easy for Kermit the Frog but these books make it easy for you to be green.
Contributed by Kim B
St. Boni Library Book Group Reading List Fall 2011 (14 titles)
Contributed by St. Boni Library Book Group
My favorite science fiction books (6 titles)
If you like science fiction this is the list for you.
Contributed by Yugi100
Pirates! (12 titles)
Swashbuckling adventures to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19).
Contributed by amy lu
Romance for Guys (17 titles)
Contributed by Jody W.
9/11 Fiction (35 titles)
From a librarian listserv called Fiction_L
Contributed by Jody W.
Plymouth Friends Recommend (110 titles)
Contributed by Friends of the Plymouth Library
Adventuresome Women (8 titles)
Contributed by lilyismyname
The Wonder of Math (31 titles)
Math books, of all kinds, for all ages!
Contributed by minnetonka library staff
Pet Stories (40 titles)
Here is a list of short story collections about pets.
Contributed by Jennifer L.
Stargazing (16 titles)
We might as well enjoy the longer nights!
Contributed by R0SE
Authentic Voices (24 titles)
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb is the best novel I've read where a male writer "gets" the voice of his female protagonist. This list contains novels where male authors successfully created female protagonists and female authors successfully created male protagonists.
Contributed by Kim B
¡Sabor Latino! (19 titles)
Contributed by Marcela
Latin Flavors! (43 titles)
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with food from Latin America and Spain.
Contributed by marcela
Washburn Library Staff - fall 2011 recommendations (22 titles)
We read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. Check them out!
Contributed by Washburn Library Staff
Cathy's Must Read List (188 titles)
Contributed by cellingen
Ladylike books written by gentlemen (15 titles)
Here are some books written by men that are appropriate for a lady to read.
Contributed by Fef
Lady books (15 titles)
These are books about lovely fascinating ladies. They are also written by lovely fascinating ladies.
Contributed by Fef
Hopkins Staff Picks Fall 2011 (31 titles)
Contributed by Hopkins Library Staff
Superhero Stories! (non-graphic novels) (25 titles)
Don your cape and check these stories about super heroes and heroines. These are prose stories, not graphic novels. Includes Adult Fiction and YA titles.
Contributed by theycallmeej


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