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. 

 Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur

The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd

American Dutchess: a novel of Consuelo Vanderbuilt by Karen Harper

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

The Five: the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

Kyle's Little Sister by Bonhyung Jeong

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin



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:

  Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver

Unknown Valor by Martha MacCallum

Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Funny Business by Michael Hill

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

Lincoln Highway by Amor Towle

The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre

Let Me Be Frank by Tracy Dawson

The Mosquito by Timothy Winegard

The Shores of Bohemia by John Taylor Williams

A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris


Top Ten Challenged Books of 2021 - 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. 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 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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