Read on for suggestions and lists on how to find your next great read.
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Fairfield Public Library Staff’s Favorite Books 2021
In December 2021, our monthly program, A Different Kind of Book Club highlighted favorite books for 2021. Check out the presentation for library staff’s favorite books for 2021.
Podcast for Adult Reading
In 2021, Fairfield Public LIbrary started a podcast to connect you to a monthly list of great books to add to your reading list. Hear a conversation on next reads from your favorite library staff in under 30 minutes. Search wherever you listen to podcasts for Fairfield What Are You Reading. Or click below to go to our host Anchor.
Reading Can Bring Us Together. We’re actively providing resources, and safe virtual spaces for those wishing to educate themselves, as well as supporting those who depend on us. Here’s a recommended reading list:
Negroland by Margo Jefferson: https://bit.ly/2U6QOwv
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness by Michelle Alexander: https://bit.ly/2Mt68zp
From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans by John Hope Franklin: https://bit.ly/2A4kJyP
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: https://bit.ly/2Y4aFOp
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi: https://bit.ly/2AFSPsI
White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo: https://bit.ly/3gQS8gV
Monthly Genre Newsletters
Love to read but need help selecting your next good book? LibraryAware, a reader’s advisory service, is available 24/7 on the library’s website and offers recommendations of four to six titles with reviews in a variety of genres. With categories such as Hot Picks, Food & Cooking, Graphic Novels, children’s, teens, and more, there’s sure to be something for every reader! Additionally, all of these recommendations can be sent directly to you via email, making it easy to select your next read and place a hold on it through the Library’s catalog in just a few clicks!
Check out Right Book at the Right Time, the staff reading blog, to learn what books the staff is reading and what they have to say about them.
We also have a staff reading blog for teens called Right Book.
New Books at Fairfield Public Library
Click here for a list of new books that have recently been added to the collection at Fairfield Public Library.
Love to read but don’t have the time? Listen to the latest fiction and non-fiction on your way to work with our audio book collection.
Need Help in Selecting Your Next Book to Read?
Novelist – a database of 60,000 fiction titles that allows readers to find authors similar to their favorites, to explore genres such as thriller, romance, detective-mystery, and to create lists of prize-winning books.
Join a Book Discussion at the Library
The library hosts a variety of book discussions in the library, and outside the library, for all ages. Visit our book groups page and find a group that suits you!
Join us Monthly, on the first Monday at 6:30 pm for A Different Kind of Book Club where librarians dissect a book genre and suggest great titles to get started or continue your reading adventures. Contact Philip Bahr (email@example.com) for more information.
Need Books for Your Group?
Are you a member of a book group? Check out our Book Club Collection where we have multiple copies of books suitable for book club discussions.
More Helpful Book Recommendation Websites
CT Readers – Goodreads’ readers list of book suggestions set in the state of Connecticut.
GoodReads – The world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love. It’s social networking for people who love to read.
Google Books – Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search. Discover a new favorite or unearth an old classic.
GuysRead – Guys Read is a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka. Their mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers. The biggest part of this site is the collection of book titles. These are books that guys have told us they like. Their idea is to help guys become readers by helping them find texts they want to read.
International Reading Association – The International Reading Association collects and publishes booklists to help young people find books they will enjoy reading. On this web site, see the lists from Children’s Choices, Teachers’ Choices and Young Adults’ Choices. Titles are submitted by young adults, teachers and librarians from around the United States.
Library Thing – A cataloging and social networking site for book lovers. LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of books: books you own, books you’ve read, books you’d like to read, books you’ve lent out … whatever grouping you’d like.
Mystery Books That Take Place in Connecticut – From The Cozy Mystery List Blog comes a list of mystery authors and their series’ titles that take place in the state of Connecticut.
The National Book Foundation – The National Book Foundation presents the National Book Awards. Take a look at past National Book Award winners, book trivia, book lists, and much more on the organization’s website.
Open Library – The Internet Archive and Open Library offers over 6,000,000 fully accessible, public domain eBooks. This includes a special modern collection of over 500,000 eBooks for users with print disabilities, and a very interesting curated, modern collection for the world at large. You can browse, read and borrow fascinating contemporary materials.