Reading Recommendations

Laramie County Library System reading experts are passionate about helping you discover great books, movies and music! We have created curated lists to help you find your next great read. Even better, you can also answer a few questions about your reading interests and we will email you 3-5 personalized recommendations within 10 days.

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Grab-n-Go Book Bundles for Young Readers

Looking for recommendations for children’s books? Try out our Grab-n-Go book bundles! Request yours here.

Curated Book Lists

Review our extensive book lists below for a wide array of options in your favorite genre! We also have guides for finding nonfiction items on the 3rd floor.

Fiction

African American FictionAmish Fiction
Animal FictionBox & Johnson Read-a-likes
Classic FictionFantasy
Foreign FictionGuy Books
Historical FictionHorror
Inspirational FictionLGBTQ+ Fiction
MysteryNative American Fiction
New Adult FictionRomance
Science FictionSuspense
ThrillersWesterns
Women’s Fiction

Nonfiction

Animals & InsectsAntiques & Collectibles
Art & Art HistoryBusiness & Management
ComputersCrafts & Hobbies
Crime & Public SafetyCustoms, Fashion & Folklore
EducationEngineering & Mechanics
Fitness, Nutrition & TherapiesFood & Drink
Gardening & LandscapingGeography & Travel
Government, Law & PoliticsHealth & Medicine
HistoryHouse & Home
LanguagesLiterature & Writing
Military History & ScienceMusic
Mysteries & ParapsychologyMythology & Religion
Parenting & RelationshipsPerforming arts
Philosophy & PsychologyScience & Nature
Sensitive SubjectsSocial Sciences
Sports & Recreation
Resources

Want more assistance in finding your next read? Check out these great resources!

  • NoveList & NoveList K-8 Plus
    • Database accessible through GoWYLD: http://gowyld.net/
    • NoveList provides reading recommendations for both nonfiction and fiction. Describe a plot with author readalikes, find reviews and much more for thousands of books. Explore ‘What We’re Reading’, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. Also includes audiobook reviews.
    • NoveList K-8 Plus is especially for younger readers. It has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8. Use it to find just the right books for every reader.
    • NoveList can assist you in finding like authors. Read all the Joe Pickett novels by C.J. Box? Try Michael McGarrity’s Kevin Kerney series (library card and pin required if accessing outside a library facility).
  • What’s Next®
    • The What’s Next®: Books in Series database was developed and is maintained by the Kent District Library (KDL).
    • The database helps search series fiction.
    • A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings or other common traits.
  • Fantastic Fiction
    • Fantastic Fiction is an online catalog of authors and books for people who love to read fiction.
    • The database has over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information.
    • Anyone may become a member for free to follow their favorite authors, keep a list of books they want to read and keep track of books they’ve read.
    • Members receive an email when there’s anything new!
  • Goodreads
    • Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.