Find Your Next Great Read With Booklist Reader

Wondering what to read next? The Monroe County Public Library has a great new way to find your next great read – Booklist Reader.

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This publication from the American Library Association has recommended reads for all ages, and includes audiobooks. And they’re not all new books – these recommendations pull from writers’ backlists and library shelves to suggest some hidden gems.

So if you see something you like, go ahead and search our catalog. If it’s a new book and we don’t have it, you can ask us to add it to the collection. If it’s a book that was published more than a year ago, you can request it via Interlibrary Loan – we’ll try to get it from another library for you. Questions about that? Stop by or call your local branch, or email us at

The April issue has spotlights on poetry and first novels. It’s also got recommendations for poets’ memoirs and first novels about social media and books for young people about the eclipse and manga essentials – as well as April picks for LibraryReads and recommendations for all ages.

Back issues are always available, too!

March 2024: spotlights on relationship fiction & the arts.

February 2024: spotlights on romance & historical fiction

January 2024: spotlights on biographies & memoirs and travel

December 2023: spotlights on science/technology & picture books

November 2023: spotlights on food & middle-grade fiction.

October 2023: spotlights on SF/fantasy & horror

September 2023: spotlights on mysteries & thrillers and true crime

August 2023: spotlights on graphic novels and book discussions

July 2023: spotlights on the environment and early reading

June 2023: spotlights on beach reads and summer reading.

May 2023: spotlights on history and family life & parenting.

April 2023: spotlights on first novels and poetry

March 2023: spotlights on women’s fiction and the arts

February 2023: spotlights on historical fiction and romance

January 2023: travel and biography & memoirs

Access to Booklist Reader is made possible by a grant from Booklist Publications and the Mellon Foundation.


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