Plano Reads: Book Selfies, Episode 13

Your Plano Public Library staff are virtually recommending their favorite reads.

Below is the list of these titles, with additional read-alikes you can check out on OverDrive and the Libby app.

See all Book Selfies posts here.



To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

Recommended by: Tenille D. at Haggard Library, available as an eBook and eAudiobook

Genre: Science Fiction

Description from Novelist:  A space voyager living her dream of exploring new worlds lands on a distant planet ripe for colonization before her discovery of a mysterious relic transforms her life and threatens the entire human race.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars Read-alikes

Pandora’s Star by Peter F. Hamilton

Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi


A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

Recommended by: Abby M. at Davis Library, available as an eBook and an eAudiobook

Genre: Fiction

Description: This sequel to 2018’s An Absolutely Remarkable Thing covers technology, social media and influencers, the limits of the human mind, and the lengths humans will go to get what they want.

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor Read-alikes

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Recursion by Blake Crouch

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab


Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

Recommended by: Ellen S. at Schimelpfenig Library, available as an eBook

Genre: Fiction

Description from Novelist: When her viral fan-fiction leads to a disastrous publicity-stunt date with her celebrity crush, a talented plus-sized writer discovers that the actor secretly writes his own popular fan-fiction against studio rules.

Spoiler Alert Read-alikes

Well Played by Jen DeLuca

Conventionally Yours by Annabeth Albert

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander

Recommended by: Erik K. at Davis Library, available as eBooks and eAudiobooks

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Description from Novelist: Set in the imaginary land of Prydain, similar to Wales and drawing from Welsh mythology, the chronicles begin with The Book of Three, which follows Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, as he sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.

The Chronicles of Prydain Read-alikes

The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis

The Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland


Green Rider by Kristen Britain

Recommended by: Caitlyn T. at Harrington Library., available as an eBook

Genre: Fantasy

Description from Novelist:  After an unexpected confrontation with a dying knight, Karigan G’ladheon becomes the unlikely bearer of a vital message to the king, on a mission during which she faces assassins and other deadly dangers in a world of complex magic.

Green Rider Read-alikes

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Arrow’s Flight by Mercedes Lackey

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

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