Readers’ Advisory Tag

  Books about Books are the tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich of the literary world - delicious, comforting, and always appropriate. Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan The most recent addition to the list is Robin Sloan's 2012 debut novel about an eccentric bookstore owner...

One of the most common questions we get at the library is some variation on "When does My Favorite Author's next book come out?" As a big fan of George "Six Years Between Books" Martin, whose most recent answer to the next-book-question was, essentially, "Stop...

The weather is turning colder, Halloween is around the corner, so why not curl up with a good, spooky book I'm not one for lots of blood and gore, but there are plenty of thrilling reads that will be leave you afraid of the dark! The...

Author Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66. Clancy's books set a very high standard for military/political thrillers, and his 1984 novel The Hunt for Red October remains one of the best military thrillers ever. His latest (and presumably final) book - Command Authority...

Goodreads lets you keep track of books you're reading, have read, and want to read, plus it lets you discover new books, what your friends are reading, plus more! The app has tons of cool features so this won't be a short read...

Wondering what books your library staff personally recommend? Just take a look at the Staff Picks display near the audiobooks. Here's a sample of what's there now. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Home to Harmony by Phil Gulley Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubinstein Baghdad Without...

It's Banned Books Week, which is a time of year that I truly enjoy. I love running down the list of top 100 Challenged and Banned Books on the ALA website and mentally checking off the books I've read and the ones I've yet to...

Have a Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device? We have e-books for you! You can browse our e-book collection here. If you're having trouble, feel free to stop in and ask at the Information Desk. We're happy to troubleshoot with you!...

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is a fast paced action-adventure story set in a future dystopic America, complete with shanty-town-skyscrapers made from mobile homes and armored bus service between cities to guard against roving bands of highwaymen and thieves. Good stuff in and of...

If you've never visited the campus of Butler University and enjoyed an evening at the Holcomb Observatory, you really should! It's free (though they do suggest a donation) and fun, and on a clear night, the observatory's telescope will be directed at Venus, Saturn, Jupiter...