If you’re waiting for the latest book by a favorite author or a copy of the hottest new read that everyone’s talking about, consider browsing the library’s If You Like… book lists.
Do you like romantic suspense novels? There’s a list for that!
Love Lee Child’s novels? There’s even a list for that!
Here are 3 easy steps to find a variety of “readalikes,” categorized by author, book title or even genre.
- Go to our website and scroll to Books in the main navigation.
- Select What to Read from the drop-down menu.
- Once on the What to Read page, scroll down until you find If You Like… towards the bottom of the page.
Or you can just click here and be sure to bookmark the If You Like… page in your browser. It’s that easy!
Don’t see a reading list that’s right for you? Contact the Readers Services Desk for a personalized reading list.
Looking for a quick way to find a good read? Your next book is just a click away! Yournextread.com‘s simple design allows you to easily search for book suggestions as recommended by other readers. Enter a title or author name and book covers instantly appear. Click and browse for Amazon reviews. Jump to the library’s online catalog and reserve your copy. Done!
Can’t get enough of the entertaining and multifaceted The Help by Kathryn Stockett?
If you enjoyed this popular read, consider the following titles:
For the south & the civil rights movement of the 1960s…
Bombingham — Anthony Grooms
The Bridge — Doug Marlette
Five Smooth Stones — Ann Fairbairn
Four Spirits — Sena Jeter Naslund
Freshwater Road — Denise Nicholas
Magic Time — Doug Marlette
The Moon in Our Hands — Tom Dyja
The Summer We Got Saved — Pat Cunningham Devoto
For racism & race relations…
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — Sherman Alexie
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Tortilla Curtain — T. Coraghessan Boyle
For female relationships & friendships, including mothers & daughters…
“…and Ladies of the Club“ — Helen Hooven Santmyer
Charms for the Easy Life — Kaye Gibbons
The Friday Night Knitting Club — Kate Jacobs
The Secret Life of Bees — Sue Monk Kidd
The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart — Alice Walker
For coming of age stories…
Ellen Foster — Kaye Gibbons
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel — Jeannette Walls
The Tender Bar — J. R. Moehringer
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn — Betty Smith
Walking Across Egypt — Clyde Edgerton
For the role of the African-American caregiver and the children cared for…
We Are All Welcome Here — Elizabeth Berg
For multiple voices…
The History of Love — Nicole Krauss
Son of a Witch — Gregory Maguire
For classic southern writers, try…
And for more books featuring strong southern women, sample these authors…
Ann B. Ross
(Please note: Readers will find overlapping themes within many of the titles listed above.)
And if you haven’t already listened to the audio version of The Help, do!
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