Reader’s Advisory

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Looking for your next great read? We love to recommend books to a variety of readers. Click the links to be taken directly to our online catalog where you can place holds.

STAFF PICKS 2020

CHRISTIAN FICTION

MYSTERIES & THRILLERS

Did you know? Cozy mysteries are murder mysteries in which sex and violence is downplayed and treated with humor. The crime and detection generally take place in small town America and recipes or crafts are often involved.

A psychological thriller is a story which emphasizes the abnormal psychological states of its character and spends a great deal of time of internal characterization.

ROMANCE

HISTORICAL

SCI FI & FANTASY

OTHER GENRES

"New Adult" Fiction is an emerging genre geared toward 18-25 year olds. It is advertised as between the Young Adult and Adult Fiction genres. Leaving home, sexuality, education, and career choices are common themes.

As with all genre labels, Urban Fiction can mean different things to different people. Some common themes are street life, sex, and drugs. Protagonists are often people of color and the setting is gritty and urban.

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AWARD WINNERS

Note: Complete award lists can be found on the websites for the various awards. SCLS puts winners in the catalog on an annual basis to aid in online browsing.

AUDIOBOOKS

The Scott County Library System currently has Books on CD, Playaways, and EAudiobooks available for checkout.

YOUNG ADULT

YA "SAFE BETS"

Safe bet titles have clean language and fewer "edgy" behaviors. 

MIDDLE GRADE

JUVENILE FICTION

JUVENILE PICTURE BOOKS

JUVENILE NONFICTION

MOVIES & TV

LIBRARY CIRCULATING KINDLES
Library Kindles are pre-loaded with select titles. Users check out the whole device, which checks out for 3 weeks with 1 renewal. Just browse, click and read or listen. We are able to take a limited amount of title requests for these. New titles are loaded quarterly.