Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Book Ideas @ the library

Ever walk into the library not knowing what to read next? Why not get some suggestions from the library's booklists?

Booklists are an easy way to find out which books are highly recommended on certain subjects. For example, if you like books about the Civil War, pick up the booklist about Civil War Fiction. If you like to read about the people stuck on a deserted island, pick up the booklist called "Tales of Survival." Several topics are represented in our booklist section, located in front of the library's Circulation Desk.

Other booklist topics include: Fiction in the Form of Letters and Diaries, Period Mysteries, Novels with Twist Endings, Pulitzer Prize Winning Fiction, Gen X Books, Robot Tales, True Crime Books, Forgotten Best Sellers, Nice Novels, and Nonfiction that Reads Like Fiction--to name a few.

Another form of booklist that is popular is one that contains readalikes. Readalikes are books just like another book you might have read. You can pick up booklists containing readalikes for "The Da Vinci Code" and "Marley & Me," for example.

So the next time you're in the library and looking for something to read, why not pick up a booklist and see if any of the titles jump off the page at you.

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