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Book Recommendations by Readers for Readers
Posted on May 19, 2020
by Heather H
We recently asked our social media followers (if you aren’t yet following us on social media, find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) to share some of the books that they love to read and now we want to share those with you!
Almost all of their recommendations are available on eBook and/or audiobook through our eMedia providers OverDrive and hoopla Digital.
Mysteries & Thrillers
Our readers love a thrilling page-turner and it’s no wonder, as the genre is filled with many intriguing authors and books to explore. We received the most recommendations in this category!
If you love to dig into a good book series, our readers had plenty of recommendations!
We also received quite a few general fiction recommendations.
Erin K. says that 11/23/63 is the best book she has ever read. “Some people discount it because it was written by Stephen King, but it is truly amazing. The characters are multi-dimensional and relatable. The attention to detail with the various time periods is astounding. It features a wonderful love story. It’s both funny and sad.”
Jennifer V. is currently reading a series called Red River of the North by Lauraine Snelling. “It’s about a family of Norwegian pioneers who settle in the Dakotas in the late 1800’s. There are six books in the series.”
Katherine W. offered several recommendations in this genre, and said she could go on and on! She recommended:
For those who enjoy reading nonfiction, we received several recommendations – from biographies/memoirs to books about science.
Alison H. shares that Born a Crime by Trevor Noah is a wonderfully written memoir and short history of South Africa all wrapped into one. “Funny, honest and so interesting. Easy to read, but you come out having learned and experienced so much.”
Last but certainly not least, we received several science fiction and fantasy series recommendations!
Bree S. suggests the Jodi Taylor’s Chronicles of St. Marys series. “Disaster prone English historians travel through time investigating major events in contemporary time. What could go wrong (everything… everything goes wrong)?! Think Doctor Who with muggles.”
Thank you to everyone who provided recommendations and to all who still love to read!
If you love to read and are looking for even more inspiration – use our Book Picks service to get a list of recommendations based on your personal favorites and don’t forget to also sign up for our Summer Read!