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Recreational Reading: Staff Picks

What should you read for fun?

Reader Advisory

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Bookish is a site similar to goodreads. You can save your rating, get recommendation and see what's coming, all with sleek graphics and easy navigation.

YourNextRead provides a visual map of recommendations based on the book you search. 8 options appear when you search a book, and you can either find your next read, or participate in recommending to others by using the Pandora-esque thumbs up or thumbs down buttons if you've read the choices.

Literature-Map is a site that allows you to enter an author's name and get similar authors. The results are presented in a visual "map" so you can see how similar other authors you might want to read are.


Staff Recomendations

Rebecca recommends The Hunger Games 
by Suzanne Collins
Call number: PZ7 .C6837 Hun 2008
Rebecca says "May the odds be ever in your favor."

Melissa recommends Graceling
by Kristin Cashore
Call number: PZ7 .C26823 Gr 2008
"In this book it's not what everyone else says you are that makes you. But what you tell yourself you are and your actions that go with it."




Valerie recommends Act Like a Lady, Think like a Man
by Steve Harvey
Call number: HQ801 .H35249 2012
"I like how Steve Harvey show women the way a man think and gives advice on obtaining healthy relationships and a women's worth."



Chris recommeds The Lost Gate
by Orson Scott Card
Call numer: MCN PS3553.A655 L675 2011
"As with all his books, Card's skillful use of dialog and engaging characters draws you into the story, holding you captive until the final page and leaving you wanting more."



Ms. Bradley recommends The Great National Parks of the World
edited by Angela Ildos and Giorgio Bardelli
Call numberSB481 .G74 2001b
As a lover of nature, she appreciates this books beautiful photography.