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GPL Staff Blogs for Readers
New York Times Best Sellers
Favorite Book Review Sites
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Staff Picks: Digital Edition
Staff Picks: Digital Edition
Check out some Greenburgh Public Library staff favorites, available as eBooks from Libby by Overdrive!
Check out these new monthly lists of favorite books from library staff around the U.S. Library Reads - Hall of Fame Authors: https://libraryreads.org/hof
Barack Obama's 2021 Summer Reading List
Once again Barack Obama has released his summer reading list. On Facebook, he wrote, "Whether you're camped out on the beach or curled up on the couch on a rainy day, there's nothing quite like sitting down with a great book in the summer. While we were still in the White House, I began sharing my summer favorites--and over the years, it's become a little tradition that I look forward to sharing with you all.
New Fiction Books atthe GPL
New Non-Fiction at the GPL
New Adult Graphic Novels at the GPL
New Historical Fiction at the GPL
- Good Reads
Create a free account on this website to search for books by subject categories, see what books your friends are reading, track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read. One of the largest websites for book selection.
- Literary Hub Book Marks
This site aggregates reviews from multiple sources and will rate books as a rave, positive, mixed, or pan.
QBR - the Black Book Review
Site provides book reviews exclusively on books about the African experience. In its pages you will find fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's books, health and lifestyle management, writers from Africa and the Caribbean.
- All About Romance
AAR was created in 1996 and since then has offered unbiased book reviews, author interviews, industry commentary and much more to romance readers. Their goal is to be the place romance readers come to read about and talk about romance novels.
- What to Read Next - Books in Series
Use the Kent District Library's database to search for fiction series titles. A series is any two or more books linked by character, setting, or other common traits.
- Literature Map
This is a fun site. The more people like an author and another author, the closer together these two authors will move on the Literature-Map.
- Which Book
Fancy something unusual and unpredictable? Funny or sexy? No problem. Use their unique mood and emotion search to find great books with exactly the flavor you've asked for.
- Fantastic Fiction
Look for the genre searching options at the bottom of the homepage.
- Stop Your're Killing Me
A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. They list over 5,300 authors, with chronological lists of their books (about 62,000 titles), both series (6,300+) and non-series. Use the alphabetical author and character links above Top or the special indexes including mystery genres.
Historical Fiction Books you should read
Reading the Past
Historical fiction reviews.
RA for All Horror
Reviews of horror books.
Smart Bitches Trashy Books
Reviews of romance books.
Stop You're Killing Me
Mystery book reviews and awards.
Worlds Without End
Science fiction, fantasy and horror reviews. Includes British and world fiction.
- NPR Book Concierge
Has a list by topic of recommended books
- NPR Books
Subscribe to their newsletter. Look for books reference in podcasts and online NPR book clubs.
GPL recommended Fiction and NonFiction
New York Times Best Sellers
Celebrity Book Clubs
The Lincoln Highway by "[T]ransporting . . . a rollicking cross-country adventure, rife with unforgettable characters, vivid scenery and suspense that will keep readers flying through the pages." --TIME "An absolute beauty of a book. Every character is a gem, the many locations spring to vivid life, the book is an intricate and moving exploration of journeys and the infinite unexpected turns they can take--and somehow Towles makes it all seem effortless. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again." --Tana French, bestselling author of The Searcher The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction--to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.
Publication Date: 2021-10-05
Jenna Bush Hager selects Amor Towles' new book for her book club. Check out the video here.
Read with Jenna
Book Club in conjunction with the TODAY SHOW hosted by Jenna Bush Hager.
Reese's Book Club
Every month, Reese picks one book she loves with a woman at the center of the story and shares it with her book club.
Oprah's Book Club
Oprah Winfrey has been a trusted source of book recommendations for decades now. Her recommendations continue!
Reader's Advisory Podcasts
Andrew Carnegie Award for Excellence in Fiction
Established in 2012, recognizes the best fiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. They are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the American Library Association and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers.
Andrew Carnegie Award for Excellence in No-Fiction
Established in 2012, recognizes the best nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. They are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the American Library Association and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers.
Edgar Awards (Mysteries)
Each spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre.
Eisner Award (Comics)
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comics world. Named for the pioneering comics creator and graphic novelist Will Eisner, the awards are given out in more than two dozen categories during a ceremony each year at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
Locus Award (Sci Fi)
The Locus Awards began in 1971, and are handed out annually by Locus Magazine, and voted on by the magazine’s subscribers and fans.
The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in five categories: Best Mystery Novel, Best First Mystery, Best Mystery Short Story, Best Mystery Critical/Biographical, Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
National Book Award
The National Book Awards were established in 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America. Since 1989, they have been overseen by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture. Although other categories have been recognized in the past, the Awards currently honors the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature published each year.
Nebula Award (Science Fiction / Fantasy)
The Nebula Award (best novel, novella, novelette, script, and short story) -The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, full members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Since 1965, the Nebula Awards® have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s award. The Award for Best Script was added in 2000. An anthology including the winning pieces of short fiction and several runners-up is also published every year.
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Prize for distinguished fiction published in book form during the year by an American author, preferably dealing with American life,