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Personalized Reading List

Tell us what you like to read and a staff member will find more great titles for you. Use the form below to give us as much information as you can to help us make better recommendations.  Your personalized list will be emailed to you in 3 - 5 business days.

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Julie Criser

Children's Librarian

Favorite Genres: fantasy (esp YA), historical fiction (any age), anything in picture books

If I could only recommend five titles for the rest of my life, they would be . . . 

Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R. R. Tolkein 

Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Juv Fic)

Sabriel by Garth Nix (Y Fic) (whole series)

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray (Y Fic)

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Sometimes You Get What You Want by Meredith Gary (picture book)




Margaret Miles

System Services Librarian (a.k.a. Librarian without Portfolio)

Favorite Genres:  Children’s Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Most Things British, Romantic Suspense, Regency, History, Books about Books, and Humor of the sort which once got the subject subheading “Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc.”

If I could only recommend five titles for the rest of my life, they would be:

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Ex Libris:  Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters


Carla Sarratt

Virtual Services Librarian

Favorite Genres:  African American Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult Fiction

If I could only recommend five titles for the rest of my life, it would be:

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Annice Sevett

Librarian

Favorite Genres: Mystery, Thrillers/Suspense, Memoirs, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

If I could only recommend five titles for the rest of my life, it would be:

The Dinner by Herman Koch

The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

Drown by Junot Diaz

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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