Plano Reads: Book Selfies, Episode 12
Your Plano Public Library staff are virtually recommending their latest favorite reads.
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.
Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl
Recommended by: Cathe S. at Schimelpfenig Library, available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Description: Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the job (and the risk) of a lifetime when she entered the high-stakes world of magazine publishing. In this memoir, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet magazine.
Save Me the Plums Read-alikes
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters
The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey
Recommended by: Meredith D. at Harrington Library, available as eBooks and eAudiobooks
Genre: Science Fiction
Description from Novelist: This sweeping, fast-paced space opera series follows humanity’s attempts to colonize beyond the solar system, where they face hostile aliens, dangerous biological elements, and the nefarious political forces controlling Earth’s economy. Often led by spaceship captain Jim Holden, Expanse also features a compelling ensemble cast and draws together elements of military science fiction and noir detective stories.
The Expanse Read-alikes
The Void Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton
Foreigner universe by C. J. Cherryh
Zones of Thought series by Vernor Vinge
Recommended by: Amy C. at Davis Library, available as eBooks
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Description: Read-Along titles are children’s eBooks that include narration.
Chinese Read-along Read-alikes
Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness
Recommended by: Jackie A., available as an eBook and eAudiobook
Description: A laugh-and-cry-out-loud memoir from the beloved star of Netflix’s Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness, sharing never before told, deeply personal stories of growing up gay, transforming pain into positivity, and embracing what makes you gorgeously different.
Over the Top Read-alikes
Too Much is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood by Andrew Rannells
Naturally Tan by Tan France
Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope by Karamo Brown
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Recommended by: Amanda M. at Haggard Library, available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Description from Novelist: A curmudgeon hides beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior a terrible personal loss while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.
A Man Called Ove Read-alikes
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick