Need a Book Suggestion?

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One of the main parts of my job as a Reader Advisor is finding great books to recommend to our patrons based on their reading interest. Whenever you call into the Library for the Blind and the Physically Handicapped the person answering the phone will be a Reader Advisor and we are here to help you find a great read. If you are ever not sure what to read next give us a call. Listed below is just a small sample of some books I would recommend based on different interest.

Interested in Historical or Presidential Biographies: I would recommend Grant by Ron Chernow (DB89541). Grant is one of the best books I have read in 2018. Chernow’s biography provided fascinating insight into the public and personal life of the 18th president of the United States.

Interested in Psychological Mysteries: I would recommend The Woman in the Window by A.J.Finn (DB 90036). Anna witness the murder of her neighbor through a window in her house. When Anna reports the crime not only does no one believe her they tell her the woman she saw murdered does not exists.

Interested in fiction books about Family: Where’d you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (DB 75351) and The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (DB 90090). These two books are similar in that they deal with the turmoil and relationships between small immediate families. Where the books differ is in their tone and setting. Where’d you go, Bernadette takes place in modern day Seattle and has a comedic tone.  The Great Alone takes place in the Alaskan wilderness during the 1970’s and deals with a family trying to deal with a harsh environment outside and inside their home.

Interested in sports: Friday Night Lights: A Town; A Team: and A Dream by H.G. Bissinger (DB 32152). Friday Night Lights is the true story of the Permain Panthers from a small town in Texas. The book focuses on the lives of the players on and off the field. The story also takes a look at how the citizens of this small town and how the Panthers play a part in their lives.