Plano Reads: Book Selfies, Episode 2

The libraries may be closed, but our love of reading and recommending never ends!

Today we are virtually recommending our latest favorite reads over on our Facebook page at 1 p.m. Here is the list of these titles, with additional read-alikes you can checkout on Overdrive and the Libby app.

See all Book Selfies posts here.



The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith

Recommended by: Tenille at Haggard Library, available as an eBook

Genre: fiction, fantasy, humor

Description from Overdrive: books that aren’t finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories.

The Library of the Unwritten Read-alikes

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H. G. Parry (eBook)
The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman (eBook)
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (eBook eAudiobook)
A Discovery of Witches series by Deborah Harkness (eBook)


Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Recommended by: Amy B. at Haggard Library, available as an eBook and eAudiobook

Genre: young adult fiction, fantasy

Description from Overdrive: When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

Furyborn read-alikes

Court of Fives series by Kate Elliott (eBook | eAudiobook)
Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake (eBook | eAudiobook)
Strange the Dreamer series by Laini Taylor (eBook | eAudiobook)


The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

Recommended by: Andrea at Haggard Library, available as an eBook

Genre: juvenile fiction

Description from Overdrive: Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS! But when the day arrives, she doesn’t quite get the horse of her dreams…

The Princess and the Pony Read-alikes

The Princess in Black series by Shannon Hale (eBook)


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Recommended by: Erik at Davis Library, available as an eBook and eAudiobook

Genre: fiction, humor

Description from Overdrive: Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide… Read-alikes

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (eBook)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip Dick (eBook)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chamber (eBook)


Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

Recommended by: Sarah at Haggard Library, available as an eBook

Genre: juvenile fiction, horror/thriller

Description from Overdrive: Heather (a younger stepsister) starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them. Molly feels certain Heather is in some kind of danger, but every time she tries to help, Heather twists things around to get her into trouble. It seems as if things can’t get any worse. But they do—when Helen comes.

Wait Till Helen Comes Read-alikes

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (eBook)
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (eBook | eAudiobook)


国学启蒙书系列(一)(套装共11册)

Recommended by: Amy C. at Davis Library; available as an eBook

Genre: juvenile non-fiction, philosophy

Description on Overdrive: Sinology is the root of Chinese culture and with the rapid development of China’s economy, culture cannot be lost, and the root of culture cannot be lost. The title has a variety of classic enlightenment books for you to experience the cultivation of Chinese culture.

国学启蒙书系列(一)(套装共11册)Read-alikes

国学启蒙教程:三字经(彩图注音百科精华本)(eBook)

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