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.
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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
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.
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
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
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
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.