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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 Television

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 Television

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

LISTS: Current Historical Fiction Authors

Raiders from the North book coverRoyal affairs! Battles! Women’s suffrage! Impeachment! Household servants! Human rights! There are so many different topics to historical fiction. It doesn’t matter if you want a novel set in the same era as Downton Abbey or a story focused on ancient Rome – the book you want is out there!

Click here to see stand-out authors currently writing historical fiction.

By Readers' Advisor on July 19, 2013 Categories: Books, Historical Fiction, Lists

LISTS: Solo Beatles Works

All Things Must Pass album coverThe final announcement that the Beatles had officially broken up came by a Paul McCartney press release on April 10, 1970. The break-up didn’t stop the music from spilling out of the Fab Four. George, Ringo, John, and Paul separately soldiered on.

Click here to see albums by each Beatle when they went solo.

By Readers' Advisor on July 12, 2013 Categories: Lists, Music

LISTS: Con Artist Films

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels DVD coverRobert Redford and Paul Newman are charming grifters in the Oscar-winning movie The Sting. Then there’s Steven Martin and Michael Caine as the most obnoxious con men ever in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Whatever swindling style you want to see, there’s a movie on it.

For films on grifters, con men, and scams, click here.

By Readers' Advisor on July 5, 2013 Categories: Lists, Movies and Television