How do you find your next book to read? Is your to-read list as long as your arm (or longer)? Or maybe you’re not a list person and you wander the bookstore or library shelves aimlessly, waiting for a cover to jump out at you?
Some readers rely on friends for their book recommendations. Others follow social media trends. Maybe you follow your favorite authors or make your way through the lists from Oprah’s Book Club. Or Reese’s Book Club. Or Jenna Bush Hager’s Book Club.
But one day you may find yourself overwhelmed by too many options, or perhaps listlessly looking at a shelfful of books and realize that nothing seems appealing. Maybe the automatically generated suggestions from our library catalog have failed to satisfy. When that happens, there is always somewhere to turn: your local public librarians.
There’s a lot of librarian-created content on our website. Hundreds of booklists you can browse on wide-ranging subjects. Everything from audiobooks for adults to picture books for kids, we have lists of materials that encompass different formats, age-ranges and genres. These lists offer some fantastic suggestions and are worth browsing, but you deserve something just for you.
So, do not hesitate to approach a librarian. You can visit our librarians in person and tell them of your need to read. You can call them on the phone to bemoan your lack of library borrows. But the best way to get personalized recommendations is to fill out a May We Suggest form and kiss all your reading woes goodbye.