Book Buzz!

Who's reading what at the library

  • Laurie
    • Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg
    • Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb
    • Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton
    • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
  •  Kim
    • The Whisper Man by Alex North
    • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    • The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
    • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • Jan
    • Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
    • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
    • Circe by Madeline Miller
    • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  •  Heather
    • Circe by Madeline Miller
    • My Jim by Nancy Rawles
    • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Modern Mrs. Darcy – The summer reading guide is particularly wonderful
  • Book Riot – I’ve found so many great books here that I haven’t heard of anywhere else. Great for finding diverse authors. 
  • Sarah’s Bookshelves – Me and Sarah have remarkably similar taste, which makes this blog a go-to for me. 
  • What Should I Read Next Podcast – As someone who loves to talk books, Anne’s conversations with readers are such a treat.
  • All The Books Podcast – Such an eclectic bunch of recommendations! Great for books that I wouldn’t have otherwise heard of. 
  • Compass South by Hope Larson
  • Bolivar by Sean Rubin
  • Hazardous Tales series by Nathan Hale
  • Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke
  • Castronauts by Drew Brockington
  • Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
  • White Bird by R.J. Palacio
  • Illegal by Eoin Colfer
  • The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
  • September – Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
  • October – The Tilted World by Tom Franklin, Beth Fennelly
  • November – Witness by Karen Hesse
  • December – The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
  • January – The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  • February – News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • March – Women Talking by Miriam Toews
  • April – Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
  • May – Maid by Stephanie Land and/or Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
  • June – Quiet Corner Reads Book
  • September – Salt, Fat, Acid, Head by Samin Nosrat
  • October – Purely Pumpkin
  • November – Cook’s Illustrated Holiday Entertaining
  • December – Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
  • January – New England Soup Factory
  • February – Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • March – Pie Squared by Cathy Barrow
  • April – Healthyish by Lindsay Hunt
  • May – Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
  • June – My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
  • July – Bring your own cookbook month!
  • August – Simple Thai Food by Leela Punyaratabandhu

Finding your next favorite read…

NYTimes Best Sellers
1ooo Novels Everyone Must Read from Guardian News
National Book Award
BookList Online – links to the many book awards juried by the American Library Association
Fantastic Fiction– bibliographies of over 30,000 authors, with several ways to browse or search.
Stop, You’re Killing Me – “A website to die for … if you love mysteries.” The works of over 4300 authors, indexed by main character, location, historical period and more.
Literature-map – Enter the name of an author and a cloud of similar authors will settle around your entry, with the closest names being those most similar in style. Powered by gnooks, which is part of gnod, which also has discovery tools for movies, music, art and products.
What’s Next – What’s Next®: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library. Search by author, series, title or genre to get a complete list of that series you’re reading your way through…
Global Book Map – Explore the map to discover books about locations around the world. Click a point to see books set there. Zooming in will reveal more specific locations at regional and local levels. There are 138,506 books set in 17,594 unique places.
Pulitzer Prize Winners