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Trudi from Non-Fiction Collections May 13, 2020, 11:25 AM

RPL Staff Reading Recommendations

People often ask us what to read, so we decided to take a look at some of our high-demand titles and come up with some similar book suggestions.  

By far the hottest fiction title for the last two years has been Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.  Here is a list of read-alikes for those waiting for their hold and those wanting more like it. Some titles that you might especially enjoy are Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt and The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

For those of you looking for books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, try our Books to Make You LOL list.  Some series that may be especially popular with fans are The Origami Yoda, Middle School, My Weird School and Frazzled.  

Exciting news for Stephen King fans this month, as his new collection of four novellas If It Bleeds was released. While you wait to get your copy, here’s a list of Stephen King read-alikes we’ve put together for you in Overdrive/Libby. We love every book on this list, but especially Cataract City and The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Canadian novelist, Craig Davidson. Each is a heartbreaking coming of age story reminiscent of King’s early work like The Body (Stand by Me) and The Shawshank Redemption. But if it’s pure terror that you’re looking for, check out The Ruins by Scott Smith or Intensity by Dean Koontz. 

We hope you enjoy these book suggestions. Happy Reading!

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Trudi from Non-Fiction Collections

Natural habitat: Bingeing Netflix with my cat. I love scary movies and have been reading Stephen King since I was 11. Getting to see Hamilton in New York City was the thrill of a lifetime. My subject area for the library is everything nonfiction, including my favorites: memoirs, cookbooks, true crime, self-help, history and documentaries.

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