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.
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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
Recommended by: Toni S. at Parr Library
Description: Being an introvert in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” is that introvert, it sure is entertaining. In this debut collection of essays written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourself-natural hair and all.
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Read-alikes:
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-up Comedian by W. Kamau Bell, available as Print | eBook
The Secret Bridesmaid by Katy Birchall
Available as: Print
Recommended by: Caitlyn T. at Harrington Library
Description from Novelist: A professional bridesmaid, Sophie, hired for the society wedding of the year, must win over a reluctant bride and catch the eye of handsome Lord Swann, the bride’s dashing son – all while keeping her true identity a secret and her dignity intact.
The Secret Bridesmaid Read-alikes:
The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
Recommended by: Brittnee E. at Schimelpfenig Library
Description from Novelist: While staying at “The Paper Palace” — the family summer place she has visited every summer of her life — 50-year-old Elle must decide between the life she has built with her husband and the life she always imagined she would have had with her childhood love.
The Paper Palace Read-alikes:
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Recommended by: Amanda M. at Haggard Library
Genre: Junior Fiction
Description from Novelist: Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.
Everything on a Waffle Read-alikes:
What Goes Up by Wen Jane Baragrey, available as Print
The Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story by Adele Griffin , available as Print
The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli, available as Print
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Recommended by: Nikki S. at Harrington Library
Description from Novelist: A collector of obscure and macabre artifacts, unscrupulous metal band musician Judas Coyne is unable to resist purchasing a ghost over the Internet, which turns out to be the vengeful spirit of his late girlfriend’s stepfather.
Heart-Shaped Box Read-alikes:
The Damned by Andrew Pyper, available as Print