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Reading Recommendations: Archived booklists

This guide provides the resources to assist you in locating what to read next. Browse the resources below or check with the Reference Librarian at your Delaware Public Library for Reader's Advisory assistance.

Pride, Sense, and Persuasion in Mansfield Abbey

One-hit Wonders

While some of the writers on this list became iconic for the first and only novel they ever published, most of these writers have more than one book under their literary belts — after all, the mark of a true one hit wonder is that they’re largely only recognized for that one book that readers have never, and will never, stop talking about. 

4/19

Travel to NYC

These books celebrate the diversity, the magic, and the indescribable atmosphere that encompasses New York City. 

www.readitforward.com

5/19

Novels for Foodies

These will leave you hungry. - offtheshelf.com

6/19

Escape the Heat

Literary Hereafter

How the Other Half Reads

Novels about the rich and famous.

11/19

Summer Vacation

The books on this list all take place over one summer vacation - ew.com

8/20

Jane Austen Retellings

Jane Austen wrote 6 beloved novels in her tragically short life. Since then, many authors have stepped in to continue telling her stories. www.readitforward.com

11/20

Starting Over

It's never too late for a new beginning

1/21

Old and New

The best novels to read if you loved these classics - www.offtheshelf.com   

3/21

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrate the richness, the diversity and the joy of their stories. - time.com 5/21

Set in the 50s

Explore the underbelly of a complicated albeit glamorous era - www.readitforward.com

6/21

Nonfiction Books That Are Perfect for the Beach

www.bookbub.com

Vacations Gone Wrong

Suffering from vacation FOMO? Feel better reading these titles. - www.readitforward.com

8/21

Around the World

Novels that will take you on an adventure around the world - offtheshelf.com

9/21

Eco Fiction

Earth Day is Friday, April 22, 2022

Eco fiction has environmental themes, narratives surrounding human impact on the climate crisis, the natural world, environmental activism, animal and human rights issues, and more. Some eco fiction is futuristic, and more often than not it is dystopic because of the dire state of the climate emergency that faces us. - www.bookriot.com

Women Save the Day

March is Women's History Month 

Celebrate these strong women characters who crack the case, foil the bad guy, fly the dark seas, stalk into jungles, discover the cure and even face death to defend our freedom. - www.bookbub.com

3/18

Royal Wedding

From true tales about your favorite real-life royals to fictional fairy-tale romances, here are some books to read if you are obsessed with the wedding and the rest of the British monarchy.

5/18

Brainy Beach Reads

Just because you're checked out of the office doesn't mean you're checked out of great reading! - earlybirdbooks.com

7/18

Love in the Stacks

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

9/18

Epistolary Novels, Postcard-style

Postcards are used to spur characters and plots along in these books, in sweet, sinister, or just plain mysterious ways. - www.booklistreader.com

November 2018

Summer of Love Anniversary

Celebrate the spirit of Woodstock with the following:

Some of these books for your inner flower child are from the 1960-70s, and some are just about shirking convention in search of a radical, counter-cultural lifestyle. If you're interested in hippies, folk singers, Haight-Asbury, poetry, free love, Woodstock, living off the land, and environmentalism, this list is for you, flower child! - www.bookriot.com

8/19

Fairy Tales for Adults

Between OUAT and HEA, these fairy tale-like stories will cast a spell on adult readers. - www.theportalist.com

10/19

Celebrate Pride Month

These books prove love is always stronger than hate

 Click each title to see all available formats (e-book, e-audio)

 

6/20

Old Hollywood

Novels and non-fiction that take you into the golden era of movie-making. www.electriclit.com

 Click each title to see all formats (e-book, e-audio), if available.

5/20

You're as Young as You Feel

Aug 21 is National Senior Citizens Day.

Whether you are retired, planning on it, or just daydreaming about it, here are some great fiction and nonfiction about aging and retirement. www.bookbub.com

Fiction

Nonfiction

Back to School

Campus Novels - www.huffingtonpost.com

9/17

Get in the Mood for Fall

www.bookbub.com

10/17

Have a Mysterious Thanksgiving

Long Books for a Long, Cold Winter Night

For Dog Lovers

Heartwarming books for dog lovers. - www.bookriot.com

Next month - Books for Cat Lovers

1/20

Off the Beaten Path

www.bookriot.com

Click each title to see all available formats (e-book, e-audio)

7/20