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Reading Lists
About Town

A book with a city or town in the title. 



Birth to 12 Months

Start early and raise a book lover by reading to newborns. These hand-selected books are designed for babies birth to 12 months including durable board books and colorful pictures.



Book to Screen

Read a book that is being made into a TV series or movie in 2023. 



Books With Bite

A book with vampires, werewolves or other biters.



Buzzed

A book that has generated a lot of buzz.



Celebrity Gossip

A book that is a 2023 celebrity book club selection. 



Classically Trained

A classic waiting to be finished. 



Colorful

A book with a color in the title. 



Countdown

A book with a number in the title. 



Diverse Reads

A book by an author who is a person of color. 



Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

A book with a hideous cover. 



Elves and Orcs

A book with fantastical themes.



Flora or Fauna

A book with a plant or animal on the cover. 



Game On

A book that features a game or has a game in the title. 



Get Cooking

A cookbook or kitchen memoir. 



Ghosted

A book about ghosts or with "ghost" in the title. 



Gilded

A book that has won a major award. 



Going Hollywood

A book about Hollywood or set in the film industry.



Growing Pains

A coming of age story. 



Happily Ever After

A romance novel. 



Holiday Cheer

A book with a holiday theme. 



Home Team

A book about sports or athletes. 



Housewarming

A book with a house word ("home," "kitchen," "attic," etc.) in the title. 



It's All Relative

A book about family.



Judge A Book By Its Cover

A book with a gorgeous cover. 



Just Met

A biography or memoir.



Let the Music Play

A book featuring musicians. 



Monstrous

A book featuring a real or imagined monster.



Mysterious

Read a mystery.



Quick Lit

Try a one-sitting read like a novella, graphic novel or poetry. 



Save The Planet

A book about environmental efforts. 



Stay-cation

A book about or set in another country.



Stories With Grit

Try a beach read, western, or gritty mystery. 



Tag Team

A book written by two or more authors. 



Texas Forever

A book set in Texas or by a Texan.



The Last Frontier

A book set in space.



The One

A book with a one-word title. 



Too Cool For School

A book that is set at a school of some kind. 



With the Banned

A banned or challenged author.



12 to 24 Months

Help young children develop a love for reading that will last a lifetime.  Read these fun books about animals and rhymes to your young one and watch their imagination grow.



2 to 3 Year Olds

Encourage your toddler to read with exciting books that span from simple picture books to more elaborate stories. Watch your child grow into a lifetime book lover.



4 to 5 Year Olds

Prepare your child for school by exposing them to reading at a young age. This book list is designed for 4 to 5 year olds as they prepare to enter kindergarten.



2018 CLEL Bell Awards

Use these titles to encourage interaction in the categories: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, and Play.




SRC for Adults: Set On A Cruise Ship

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SRC for Adults: A-Whaling We Go

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SRC for Adults: Lost at Sea

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SRC for Adults: Seafaring Adventures

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SRC for Adults: Terror at Sea

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SRC for Adults: Beach Reads

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SRC for Adults: Famous Ship Disasters

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SRC for Adults: A Sailor's Life for Me

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SRC for Adults: A Pirate's Life for Me

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SRC for Adults: To Boundless Sea

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