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Best Fiction of 2018”, “Chilling Books”, and “YA Award Winners” are just a few of our booklist titles. I, myself, have found some great reads from these lists, but I would be willing to bet that almost every other library in the country has similar booklists. While we still have your typical booklists like Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Historical Romance, we also have some that are a little…different. Even if you’ve seen booklists before, you might not have seen booklists that are quite like these. Here’s a list of 10 of our more unique booklists:

SELF-HELP FOR ENTREPENEURS OR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

Looking to start your own business? Here are some books to help keep you motivated! These books are not exactly “how-to” manuals, but talk more about how to have the right mindset, be successful, and work effectively.

JANE AUSTEN ADAPTATIONS

Have you burned through all of Jane Austen’s books (even Lady Susan)? Most of these books take inspiration from Pride and Prejudice, but there are some retellings of Austen’s other works as well as some titles that feature Jane Austen as a character.

FRACTURED FAIRY TALES

Fairy tales aren’t just for bedtime with these books. We have lists for both Adults and Young Adults featuring characters that might seem a little familiar…

ASSASSINS, SPIES, AND THIEVES

Secret agents and heists abound in these books. Whether you like rooting for the “bad guy” or enjoy following rogue government agents, these books are sure to have plenty of action and intrigue.

ACCLAIMED AUDIOBOOK NARRATIONS

These audio books might be even more enjoyable to listen to than the book is to read. Perfect for those who have long commutes or simply don’t have time to sit down with a book.

READING WITH THE STARS (BOOKS WRITTEN BY CELEBRITIES)

While you can’t trust tabloid headlines these books are written by celebrities themselves.

KICK-BUTT GIRLS IN YA FICTION

Katniss Everdeen was just the beginning. This is a list full of female main characters that could definitely hold their own in the Hunger Games.

SO YOU LIKE BRANDON SANDERSON

Brandon Sanderson is one of our most popular authors, but what do you do when you’ve read everything he’s written? Luckily, we have this list of read alike books and authors.

STAR WARS NOVELS

Did you know that the Star Wars series was turned into books? We have the original series based off the movies, but then other books that are considered canon or are licensed by Lucasfilm. Overall, there are dozens of Star Wars books, so if you’re a fan of the franchise, you’re welcome.

SO FRESH, SO CLEAN (CLEAN READS)

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a nice, clean read. We have lists for both Adults and Young Adults, so help yourself!

YA ROAD TRIP AUDIOBOOKS

Road trips can feel agonizingly long sometimes, but with these audio books hopefully the time can pass a little faster.

Many of our booklists for Kids, Teens, and Adults can be found online. We also keep physical booklists at the first and second floor reference desks. The first floor reference desk even has a binder where we keep all of our past booklists for your browsing pleasure! No matter what you’re in the mood to read, we probably have a booklist for you. So the next time you’re in the library, don’t forget to stop by a reference desk and see what booklists you might be interested in!

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