Your Next Good Read

We know it’s sometimes difficult to find something to read. Our librarians have hand picked and categorized book titles you might like based on favorite titles and authors. If you have a suggestion for a list, please send an email to

New eBooks on eRead Illinois!

eRead Illinois is an additional eBook platform that we offer along with our Overdrive eMedia Library eBooks. This platform is funded by the Secretary of State Jess White through the Illinois State Library. It is intended to expand your access to eBooks in addition to what we already offer. You might find titles here that you can’t find elsewhere, or you may find other titles more readily available! You can sign up for monthly newsletters regarding new eBooks here!


Novel Tea Program handouts:

Novel Tea is our quarterly book discussion program when we meet for a lovely afternoon of tea and treats, and hear about some of the newest books suggested by Adult Services Librarians Emily Borsa and Maura Schoo. Check our latest edition of Beyond Books for our next meeting!

Novel Tea July Novel Tea January Novel Tea May 16

July 2015

January 2016

May 2016

Book Read-Alikes:

Waiting for the hottest new books?  Enjoyed a new book and would like to read more like it?  You are sure to find your next good read in a Read-Alike lists. Simply click on the book cover and it will bring you to a list of similar or related books, more books by the author, and author information!

nightingale when breath summer before widow Nest Lucy Barton man called ove All the light killing patton unbrokien wild boys in the boat i am malala bone clocks

You can see a complete list of Title Read-Alikes here.

Fancy a Mystery?

There are so many different types of mystery stories.  Here are some lists of great authors and series created by our mystery expert librarian.  More mystery lists are on their way!

Private Investigator Cozy Humorous British Women Sleuths Police Procedural
 sherlock1  cottage3  funny20mys  british flag  Pretty Woman Holding a magnifying Glass to her Face  police procedural
Forensics Historical  Hard-Boiled  Crafts/Hobbies  Psychological
Forensics_8_featured historical  hard boiled  crafts  psychological

Author Read-Alikes:

Have you read every book by your favorite author?  Here are some Read-Alikes for our most popular authors! Simply click on the author’s photo and it will bring you to a list of other authors to try!

Joy Fielding Steve Berry Barbara Taylor Bradford  Randy Wayne White
   Joy Fielding   Steve Berry  Barbara Taylor Bradford Randy Wayne White
 Nick Hornby Kazuo Ishiguro  Liane Moriarty Michelle Moran
  Nick Hornby   Kazuo Ishiguro  Liane Moriarty Michelle Moran

You can see a complete list of Author Read-Alikes here.

Featured Lists:

Need something new to read and not sure where to start?  Check out some of our sure-bet lists based on popular topics!


 Historical Fiction  Downton Abbey Addiction  Oldies but Goodies  Print to Film
 Apocalyptic/Dystopian  Book Club Picks  Must Read Fantasy

American Thunderbolts: These books by American authors have had an enduring impact on our society and have even changed the course of  history in some cases.

Another Perspective: These memoirs, investigative journalist accounts and oral histories give us a rare glimpse inside the lives of others.


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