Friday, July 6

Is This Your Top Ten?

Top Ten List from

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy by E L James
  2. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  3. Defending Jacob by William Landay
  4. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarity
  5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  6. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  7. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  8. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  9. Room by Emma Donoghue
  10. Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
These are all popular books at the Libraries, with the Fifty Shades Trilogy being the most popular! But, are they your Top Ten? Follow these links to the CMRLS catalog and you can read summaries, reviews, and even a few pages or the entire first chapter. That should give you an idea of whether you want to place a hold on one or all the titles!

If these titles aren't available at the moment, go ahead and place a hold; then ask staff to suggest a title or two that are in the same genre or by the same author. We'll find you "something good to read" while you wait for one of these ten.

Would you like to search on your own? You can look at the same tools that library staff use.
  • Need help with the new catalog? Ask staff how to search by author, title, subject, or do keyword searches for genre, setting, or even limit the publication date to the last one or two years. You can also make lists of books that you may want to check out later or lists of books you've read, directly from the catalog.
  • NoveList is a great tool in finding "something good to read". You do need your Library Card barcode number to sign in, but after that you can look around, search by title, genre, or author. 
  • From the same screen you can check to see if your Library has the book, see books that are similar, read about the author, even read reviews and link to GoodReads. Use GoodReads to write your own review of books that you've read so other patrons can see what you liked or didn't like! CMRLS Libraries has it's own GoodReads page. Feel free to "friend" us and comment!
Still need help finding "something good to read"? Use Facebook to contact us at CMRLS.Libraries or use the Customer Service email address or email form to ask us to suggest titles. You tell us what you've liked in the past - a couple of books or authors, even movies - we'll find something!

Happy READing!

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