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Highlights from the Library's Collection

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More Book Lust - Nancy Pearl
ISBN: 1570614350
Publication Date: 2005-04-12

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A Year of Reading - Elisabeth Ellington; Jane Freimiller
ISBN: 1570719357
Publication Date: 2002-11-01

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What to Read - Mickey Pearlman
ISBN: 0060950617
Publication Date: 1994-06-01


Nancy Pearl: Reading with Purpose


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Recommended Reads from the Library's Collection

Click on the link below to be taken to a list of recommended reads in the Library's catalog.

Library Resources

To access the resources below from home you'll need to log in using your library card and PIN (last four digits of whatever phone number we have on file for you).

  • NoveList
    NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject headings, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as author read-alikes and book discussion guides.
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
    Literary Reference Center Plus provides the most relevant and reliable information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.

General Web Resources

  • Literature Map
    Fun visual tool. Enter the name of a favorite author and a visual diagram will show you other authors you might enjoy reading.
  • Book Blogs Search Engine
    Allows you to search non-commercial blogging sites by using a Google Custom Search. Type in a favorite author or genre and find reviews from other passionate readers.
  • Cool New Websites Every Bookworm Should Bookmark
    Great listing of newer book-related sites of interest.
  • Literary Twitter Feeds
    Like to mix your love of books with your love of Twitter? Here's a listing of 33 Twitter feeds to satisfy your bookish needs.

Personal Library Tools

Either of the two resources below are great for organizing lists of titles you've read or would like to read. Both also provide numerous other features, including the ability to interact with other users, learn about books historically and recently published, recommendation engines, and much more.

Blogs, Podcasts, and Vidcasts


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