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LISTS: Hard Sci-fi Books

Red Mars book coverSpace flights into the distant unknown. Walking on the moon – maybe not even our moon. Colonizing planets after decades of sleep in a cryo-pod. Battling with angry, self-aware robots. If you pine for these scenarios, technical details, deep scientific thought, and other-worldly adventures, try reading hard sci-fi.

To fire your engines up on a beginner’s list of hard sci-fi, click here.

By Readers' Advisor on September 27, 2013 Categories: Books, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Lists

LISTS: If You Like Tom Clancy

Threat Vector book coverTom Clancy’s high-speed page-turners star military-trained heroes battling larger-than-life enemies. International plots, terrorists, dangerous alliances, and weapons of mass destruction abound — but Clancy isn’t the only one to have conquered the military adventure genre.

Click here if you want action and tech-heavy fiction similar to Tom Clancy.

By Readers' Advisor on September 20, 2013 Categories: Books, Lists, Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense

LISTS: Lounge Music

wild cool and swingin album coverYou are leaning at the hotel bar, sipping a cucumber mint concoction, or maybe you are at the casino, dropping a quarter in a slot while making eyes with a certain lithe someone across the aisle. All the while, sleek, sometimes exotic, lounge music plays overhead. Or maybe you are at home and need to escape the norm…

Click here for a taste of the Library’s lounge music collection.

By Readers' Advisor on September 13, 2013 Categories: Lists, Music

LISTS: If You Like Jodi Picoult

Storyteller book coverJodi Picoult writes bestselling novels on dramatic topics as varied as school shootings, Asperger’s Syndrome, infertility, and terminal illness. What if you’ve already breezed through all of the Picoult that’s out there?

If you like Jodi Picoult and want other novelists like her, click here.

By Readers' Advisor on September 6, 2013 Categories: Books, Lists

LISTS: If You Like Game of Thrones

Dragon's Path book coverSeason 3 of Game of Thrones ended in June. Have you been wearily wandering a godswood pining for dragons and battles to drag you out of your office chair? Don’t despair that Season 4 doesn’t start till Spring of 2014 – the Library can help.

If you liked Game of Thrones, click here for similar fantasy reads to fill your time.

By Readers' Advisor on August 30, 2013 Categories: Books, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Lists

LISTS: Found Footage Horror

Blair Witch Project DVD coverFilms like Paranormal Activity, The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield are examples of the found footage-style of horror. This subgenre is marked by shaky camera work, characters who talk off screen, and film recordings discovered (usually) after the movie’s protagonists have died or gone missing.

Click here for the aforementioned films and more found footage horror.

By Readers' Advisor on August 23, 2013 Categories: Horror, Lists, Movies and TV

LISTS: Romance Audiobooks

Beyond the Highland Mist book coverThe sultry heat of summer is dulling out. The wide open nights are shortening – but there is still time! Still time to crawl into bed or take a drive and let someone tease you away from real life. Have you tried listening to a romance novel on audiobook?

Click here for romance audiobooks that will make you shiver in the heat and quiver between the sheets.

By Readers' Advisor on August 16, 2013 Categories: Audiobooks, Books, Lists, Romance

LISTS: YA Made for TV

Pretty Little Liars book coverThere are certain books that are so cinematically scrumptious, you just know they have to get turned into movies or TV shows. There’s a ton of young adult series that you don’t even have to wait for them to be filmed – they’re already on air!

To see what teen books (with adult appeal) are already TV shows, click here.

By Readers' Advisor on August 9, 2013 Categories: Books, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Lists, Movies and TV

LISTS: Full-cast Productions

Complete Miss Marple book coverIf you love old time radio, you might like audiobooks. Both have professional actors stitching a story to the audience’s attention by sound alone. Try a full-cast audiobook where multiple actors narrate, thus bringing depth to the presentation.

For full-cast audiobooks, click here.

By Readers' Advisor on August 2, 2013 Categories: Audiobooks, Lists

LISTS: Feel Good Nonfiction

Full of Heart book coverIt’s summer! It’s bright, and the world seems wide open with possibility. Grab a nonfiction title that will uplift your spirits as you sit on the beach, your lunch break, the train to work or wherever you find yourself this sunny season.

Click here for feel good nonfiction.

By Readers' Advisor on July 26, 2013 Categories: Books, Lists, Nonfiction