Plano Reads: Book Selfies, Episode 3

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

Your Plano Public Library staff are virtually recommending our latest favorite reads, and below 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 Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

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

Genre: fiction, fantasy, thriller

Description from Overdrive: A sprawling fantasy of dark magic and the struggle for absolute power that utterly transforms the destinies of two brothers born into royalty. Through this enthralling masterpiece of mythical adventure, intrigue, and terror, you will thrill to this unforgettable narrative filled with relentless, wicked enchantment and the most terrible of secrets.

The Eyes of the Dragon Read-alikes

A Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab eBook | eAudiobook


The Young Elites series by Marie Lu

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

Genre: young adult fiction, fantasy

Description from Overdrive: Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever; Teren Santoro works for the king; Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

The Young Elites Read-alikes

An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir
Children of Blood and Bone series by Tomi Adeyemi
Frostblood series by Elly Blake


Lemony Snicket Books

Recommended by: Andrea from Haggard Library

Genre: juvenile fiction, mystery, humor

A Series of Unfortunate Events eBooks
All the Wrong Questions series eBooks

Lemony Snicket Read-alikes

Books by Eva Ibbotson
Books by Ellis Weiner
Books by Pseudonymous Bosch


Sounds Books (English/Chinese Bilingual)

Recommended by: Amy C. from Davis Library, available as eBooks

Genre: juvenile non-fiction, language learning

Description from Overdrive: Phonics has been proven an effective method to teach Chinese and other languages’ native speakers alphabet, spelling and reading. Adapted from the original best selling Sounds Like Reading series, this English / Chinese edition use simple, rhyming text, colorful cartoon, and keyword cards to help children learn English in a fun way!


Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Recommended by: Melanie from Haggard Library, available as an eAudiobook

Genre: juvenile fiction

Description from Overdrive: Max is the hero of this beloved children’s classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things and returns home for supper.

Maurice Sendak Read-alikes

Books by Nick Bruel
Books by Janet Stevens

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3 thoughts on “Plano Reads: Book Selfies, Episode 3

  • July 30, 2020 at 9:51 pm
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    I remember reading Where the Wild Things Are when I was a child and absolutely loving it!

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  • July 31, 2020 at 6:40 am
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    I absolutely love the book Young Elites! I have also read the read a-likes of that book as well. Another book that I couldn’t put down is Sword and Verse. Like Young Elites and it’s read a-likes, Sword and Verse has a strong teenage character that is extremely likable and relatable. I highly recommend :).

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