Resources for Readers

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What We're Reading - Staff Picks

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. 

 A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand

Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart

Girl with a Pearl Earring  by Tracy Chevalier

Heros by Stephen Fry

Lunar New Year Love Story by Gene Leun Yang

Matrix by Lauren Groff

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Oil and Marble by Stephanie Storey

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld

Searching for the Lady of the Dunes by Christopher Setterlund

Tasting History by Max Miller

The Bad Ones by Melissa Albert

The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year by Margaret Renkl

The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

The Great Halifax Explosion by John Bacon

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

The Moth Presents: A Point of Beauty by The Moth (editor)

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith



What We're Reading - Trustee Recommendations

The Library is privately managed by a Board of Trustees.   Their role is to oversee the function, finances and facility, prepare and adopt written policies that govern the Libraries activities and act as an advocate for the Library within our community.  The Trustees are of course not only library supporters, but big readers!  Here's what they currently recommend:

Orbital by Samantha Harvey

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James MacBride

The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan

First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston

The Wager by David Grann

How to Know a Person by David Brook

The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons

A Little Ray of Sunshine by Kristan Higgins


Top Ten Challenged Books of 2023 - Fight for your right to read!



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.  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 




Science Fiction and Fantasy

Art and Art Crimes


Libraries in Books




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.

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. 

Booklist Reader is Booklist’s new library patron–facing magazine, featuring diverse readers' advisory recommendations, in print and on audio, for readers of all ages.




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