Today we start a new occasional series highlighting our great service for readers, Your Next 5 Books. What is it? You fill out the form with your name, library card number (you’ll need it to place holds on the books we suggest), and tell us about some books or authors you liked and maybe some you didn’t like. Tell us what you’ve enjoyed, and we’ll send you a personalized list of 5 books that should give you some ideas of new books you haven’t yet read. Easy, right?
Enough explanation! Here’s a sample from our files of a good question and our follow-up list. Our teen patron wrote in:
I really liked Revolution (Jennifer Donnely), Out of the Easy (Ruta Sepetys), The Glitch in Sleep (John Hulme), Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins), and my all time favorite, The Fault in our Stars by the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author: John Green!! I love every single book by him except Looking For Alaska.
Our librarian, Shannon, wrote back:
I am a big John Green fan too. From the other books you mentioned, it looks like you enjoy a little bit of historical fiction and science fiction too. I chose books with complicated characters going through tough situations. These books remind me of the books you named. I hope you agree!
Here is the list Shannon created for our teen patron.