Manchester, Connecticut

The Reader's Connection


Connecting Readers with the Books they Love
A Reader's Advisory Service of the Manchester Public Library


For library users on the go . . . Come on in and check out this month's features on display in the lobby at Mary Cheney Library.  A great place to find something new and exciting to take home and read. Recent displays have included legal thrillers, historical fiction, cozy mysteries and chick lit.

Choose a title from the 100 novels on the PBS Great American Read list.
The list contains a broad range of fictional titles, authors, time periods, countries, genres and subject matter. The list includes books from as far back as the 1600s and as recent as 2016. From beloved world literature to contemporary best sellers, many categories are represented: 20th century American classics, thrillers, young adult novels, sci-fi/fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, romantic stories, and books that represent the human experience told from a diverse range of perspectives.
Many titles are available at the Library. Check us out!
Voting for the best book is ongoing throughout the summer.

HOW DO I FIND A GOOD BOOK?:  A do-it-yourself guide.

WHAT DO I READ NEXT?   Mystery and suspense, romance, adventure and intrigue, science fiction, family stories, historical fiction. . . whatever your reading interests, these reading lists can help you find just the right books. You'll also find suggestions for special interest reading in many areas including: Manchester History, Biography, Connecticut Authors, African-American Authors, and Health and Well-being. Watch for new offerings.

BOOKLOVERS' WEB LINKS - Check out these sites for best seller lists, award winners (literary awards, mystery, science fiction, fantasy and more), booksellers on the web, information on favorite authors,
book reviews and news and . . . more.

Book Discussion Groups

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