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Thursday, January 03, 2008

What to read next? Ask Nancy Pearl.

Librarians are frequently asked the question, "What's a good book?" or "I really liked this book; what should I read next?" If you are one of those ravenous readers always on the prowl for the next good book, we have some good news for you. Each month you can receive in your email or RSS reader the latest selection of recommended reads from Nancy Pearl. You can also browse lists from the previous months on our archive page.

Who is Nancy Pearl? The New York Times calls her "the talk of librarian circles." Readers can't get enough of her recommendations while bookstores and libraries offer standing room only whenever she visits. She is a former librarian and bookseller and has been in love with books from a very young age. She has a monthly television program in Seattle, and is a regular commentator about books on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” The library owns 3 of her books, Book Lust, More Book Lust, and Book Crush (for kids and teens). You can read a lot more about Nancy at her website,

Each month the library will receive 12 book recommendations from Nancy Pearl. You can view the most current list on the library's website by clicking on Pearl's Picks. You can also have the list delivered to you via email or RSS feed by signing up with our BookLetters service. The library may or may not own all of the books recommended by Nancy Pearl. If there is a book that you would like to read that we do not own, please request the book by phone (826-3712), in person, or online.
Happy reading!

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