Finding a Good Book

Looking For a Good Book? We can help with that!

WML Staff Recommendations Blog: Staff reviews of books, movies and music we recommend. Comment on the posts and tell us if you like them too!

Word of Mouth Virtual Quarantine Display: A wonderful list of books that our Stratham readers have read and recommended during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WML's Library Catalog Reading ListsLists of recommended books, DVDs & audiobooks for all ages. Here are a few of the lists for Adults:

New York Times Best Sellers List
  • Find the weekly best sellers in fiction and nonfiction for both print and ebooks.

NoveList:  NoveList is an online collection of reading recommendations you can access with your library card. With NoveList you can search for books by genre, explore "Author Read-alikes" to find authors similar to your favorites, find book discussion guides, book lists, and much more.

  • Reads-to-Go is a great resource for book groups. It has book discussion kits that libraries throughout New Hampshire can borrow. The kits come with 14 paperback copies, a large print copy, author biographies and discussion questions. Reads-to-Go is a program of the Reference and Adult Services section of the New Hampshire Library Association. Even if you aren't interested in having the library borrow one of these kits for your book group, you will find titles listed here that your book group would like to read.

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Award Winners

Pen/Faulkner Award
  • The Pen Faulkner Award recognizes the best American fiction.
Man Booker Prize
  • The Man Booker Prize recognizes the best novel written by a citizen of the United Kingdom.
Women's Prize for Fiction (Formerly Orange Prize)
  • The Women's Prize for Fiction recognizes the best of women's fiction from around the world.
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Nonfiction
  • The Pulitzer Prize recognizes the best in American fiction and non-fiction.
National Book Award
  • The National Book Award recognizes the best American fiction and non-fiction.
Hugo Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • The Hugo Award recognizes the best in science fiction and fantasy worldwide.
Edgar Award for Mystery Writing
  • The Edgar Award recognizes the best in mystery writing. It is awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.

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