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Like, Try, Why: Neil Gaiman

These books offer up a dazzling (sometimes dizzying) display of wit and vivid imagination, through elegant, poignant storytelling. Mixing up a potion with equal portions of strange magic and suspenseful mystery, these authors combine the best of elements of horror, mythology, fantasy, sci-fi, and humor to masterfully weave highly inventive and darkly delightful narratives that you won’t soon forget.

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Like, Try, Why: Sue Monk Kidd

If you’re looking for lyrical, female-focused literary fiction, Sue Monk Kidd is a great go-to choice. Her most famous novel, The Secret Life of Bees, was later adapted into a film starring Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, and Dakota Fanning. I fell in love with this book in high school and have read it several times since. Her 2014 release, The Invention of Wings quickly became a favorite of mine for the year, and I wanted to put together a few suggestions for other fans of Sue Monk Kidd. Take a look below! Read More..

Like Try Why: Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is a novelist, essayist and poet. Her lyrical writing is character-centered, emphasizing social justice and environmental biodiversity with a strong sense of place. She has been recognized with many awards, including the National Humanities Medal and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work.

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Like, Try, Why #13: Time Travel

Did you just finish an awesome book that made you want to stalk the stacks for another similar title? Are you not sure what to read next? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book. Read More..

Like, Try, Why #12: Action-Packed Sci-fi and Fantasy

Do you love action scenes and crazy new worlds, but aren’t sure what to read next? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book.

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Like, Try, Why #11: Sci-fi Dystopian

Did you just finish an awesome book that made you want to stalk the stacks for another similar title? Are you not sure what to read next? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book.

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Like, Try, Why # 10: Fantasy

Did you just finish an awesome book that made you want to stalk the stacks for another similar title? Are you not sure what to read next? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book.

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Like, Try, Why #8: Historical YA

Did you just finish an awesome book that made you want to stalk the stacks for another similar title? Are you not sure what to read next? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book.

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Like, Try, Why #7: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Adventure

Did you just finish an awesome book that made you want to stalk the stacks for another similar title? Are you not sure what to read next? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book. Read More..

The book I want is checked out! Now what?

Argh! It’s that frustrating feeling of knowing the book you want to read and the library’s copies are all checked out! NoveList to the rescue! You can scroll down in the library catalog to find NoveList recommendation or you can go to their easy to search website. NoveList helps you find books by describing a plot and has reading lists, read-alikes and more!