At Your Library: Need a good read?

Books in a Library

The staff at your library has a myriad of tools at their beck and call to help choose titles for our community collection. One of the most useful websites we have found and use is called: “Goodreads.”

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. The site was launched in January of 2007 and for over 10 years has been on a mission to help people find and share books they love.

Goodreads is like perusing your friend’s bookshelf to find that perfect title. The site allows you to check out personalized book recommendations with a recommendation engine that analyzes 20 billion data points to give suggestions tailored to your literary tastes.

You can read reviews to find out if a book is a good fit for you and you can track the books you’re reading, have read and want to read. Recently the site chose best reads in all genres for 2017.

Here are a few of the titles they selected:

Fiction: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Mystery & Thriller: Into the Water: A Novel by Paula Hawkins

Historical Fiction:  Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Fantasy:  Fantastic Beasts: Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling

Romance: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

SciFi: Artemis by Andy Weir

Horror: Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King

NonFiction: How to Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh

Memoir: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

History: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Science: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Cookbooks: Come and Get It by Ree Drummond

The Cordova Public Library is open:

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and closed Mondays.

Programs are suspended over the holiday break. See you in January!