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May We Suggest?This blog provides customized book recommendations to our patrons. To get your own, just fill out the May We Suggest form and you can expect results within 10 days. You can also like May We Suggest on facebook.

Murder Will Out: 100 Overlooked, Forgotten, or Underappreciated Mysteries

Question: What one crime, mystery, or thriller novel do you think has been most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years? In honor of The Rap Sheet’s first birthday, they invited more than 100 crime writers, book critics, and bloggers from all over the English-speaking world to choose crime/mystery/thriller novels that they thought had been 'most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years.' Any book you would like to add to this list?

Amish fiction series

  • Wanda Brunstetter started a new series, Indiana Cousins with the title A Cousin's Promise
  • Brunstetter also writes the Sisters of Holmes County series, the first is A Sister's Secret
  • Paul Gaus writes the Ohio Amish Mystery series, the first title is Blood of the Prodigal
  • Cindy Woodsmall writes the Sisters of the Quilt series, the first title is When the Heart Cries
  • Beth Wiseman writes the Daughter's of the Promise series, beginning w

Spy Stories from the American Revolution

American history can be thrilling to read about — if you pick up the right books. Try one of these recent suspenseful spy stories:

Soldier's secret: the story of Deborah Sampson by Sheila Solomon Klass

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Hannah Pritchard: pirate of the Revolution by Bonnie Pryor

If you like James Patterson....

and can't get enough even with his many books coming out this year try some of these books that could grab you right from the first page:


Also look at the May We Suggest list for  Greg Iles fan? Have you read...

Teen Fantasy Suggestions

If your favorite genre is Fantasy or you are just looking for a new book to try you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:

Michigan Reads

Some awesome kids books take place right here in the Michigan we all love. Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff introduces us to Maggie Dillion whose life has been turned upside down by World War II. Her experiences and realizations help us all believe in the power of friends and family to support each other in uncertain times...something we could all use about now. The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis is a roll-on-the-floor laughing book about a Flint family, their adventures and relationships...comic relief which is also very therapeutic in stressful times. A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban won the 2007 Michigan Mitten Award.

May We Suggest a Great Read?

Children, tweens, teens and adults can get customized book recommendations from CPL librarians by simply filling out a May We Suggest form. This great service provides you with personalized reading recommendations based on information you provide us in the form. Don't have time to fill out a form but still want some suggestions for a great read? Check out our May We Suggest blog. Photo courtesy of AP Photo.

Art Is In the Eye of the Reader

Master the Art of Reading this summer with these art related titles!

Fiction (Read these titles for the Expressionism category or listen to them for Postmodernism).

Suggestions with strong characters

This is an unusual request by someone who enjoys reading Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien for the strong characters with principles portrayed in their works.