A listing of books, movies and music created just for you by our librarians.  Check back frequently to see if we’ve added anything new!  If you want to look at any of our other lists from last year click here.

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October Booklists


FAMILY TIES

It seems we never run out of things to talk about when it comes to family dynamics. Here are a few of our favorite novels that take a not-so-conventional approach to the ties that bind.


SCHOOLS NORMAL AND ABNORMAL

School if full of possibilities. In addition to memorizing the quadratic formula, you can learn to be a spy, a superhero, or a vampire—or just survive the experience with a few good friends. At least if our YA collection is to be believed.


GUYS READ

 This is the place to come if you’re looking for something to get a guy reading.


NEVER FORGET: MEMORIES OF THE HOLOCAUST

We honor history by remembering it, and since the close of World War II, numerous authors have written books about the Holocaust to shine light on one of the most tragic periods in history. These books about the Holocaust, collected below, are simultaneously full of heartbreak and hope. 


September Booklists


GAME ON!: NOVELS FOR GAMERS

Whether you’re more into MMOGs, survival horror, RPGs or whatever else, you may want to check out these books that have been approved by gamers.


BUCKLE UP: THE BEST ROAD TRIP BOOKS

Summer is here, and nothing says summer like cold drinks, long playlists, and a good, tension-ridden road trip. So buckle up, book nerds, and grab your basket full of snacks: it’s time to hit the road…without leaving your home.


THE WALKING, TALKING DEAD

They might not always be walking, but in the books on this list the dead are always talking. Eight books, in no particular order, where the dead sometimes walk, sometimes talk, and always play a huge part in the story. Books with that perfect eerie feel to get you in the mood for a fright.


August Booklists


Rockin' Summer Reads

Libraries Rock, and so do our books.  Check out these books which celebrate everything from Classical Music to the hard hitting beats of Hip Hop.


Romances with Creatures of the Night

Werewolves, Vampires, and Zombies and the ones who love them...Oh My!


WE ARE THE SCIENCE: TEENS AS SCIENCE PROJECTS

Imagine it, you wake up one morning and everything is peachy and then as quick as a whip you realize you've been part of an experiment the whole time.  


READ THE RAINBOW

From contemporary coming-out stories to those who have already left the closet, from the questioning and confused to the sci-fi revolutionaries who don’t have time to figure it out, LGBT characters are becoming more common, more diverse, and more accessible to readers, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity may be.