Reading recommendations

We offer several online tools to help you choose what to read next. (Of course, you can also always ask a librarian at your favorite library location for recommendations.)

My Next 5

Get personalized reading recommendations from Durham County Library staff. Fill out the online form to tell us a little about what genres, books, and authors you like (or dislike). A librarian will review your info and reply within three days with a list of the next five books you should read!

NoveList Plus

Discover new books with this comprehensive database of books for all ages. It includes recommendations, articles, and lists for your fiction and nonfiction needs. You’ll need your library card number to log in if you’re not in a library building. More about NoveList >>

Reading recommendation emails

Subscribe to one of our email newsletters to have reading recommendations delivered right to your inbox. Choose from topics like the weekly New York Times bestseller list, graphic novels, armchair traveler reads, and so much more. Each newsletter comes with links directly to the library’s catalog, so you can easily place holds on items that interest you.

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Upcoming book programs

Book Club & Movie Time (2nd-3rd Grade)

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm

South Regional Library (South Regional - Children's Programming Room)

Please join our 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club! Registration for this program is required. For this session, we will be discussing Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. We will also watch the live-action film that is based on the...

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Entrepreneur's Book Club

Monday, February 06, 2023 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

North Regional Library

Join us every first Monday of the month as we discuss our thoughts from the book of the month and share our struggles and triumphs in our entrepreneurial journeys. February's book is "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World" by...

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Senior Citizen

Registration required

Daytime Book Club: The Yellow House

Wednesday, February 08, 2023 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

East Regional Library (East Meeting Room - Full Room)

Come join the Daytime Book Club as we discuss this month's book! The Daytime Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month, and new members are always welcome (we love meeting new people!). Registration is appreciated but not...

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Senior Citizen

Registration required

Spanish Book Club / Club de Lectura en Español

Wednesday, February 08, 2023 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Main Library (Meeting Room #4311)

Join us in the Main Library to discuss books in Spanish. We will provide copies of the titles we are reading in the sessions. This is a great opportunity to practice your Spanish skills and learn more about books written by LatinX authors. This month...

Ages: Adult

Registration full. Join the waitlist >


Monday, February 13, 2023 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm


Join us virtually this month to discuss WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by Alyssa Cole.  "Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. To hold onto her community's past and...

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Senior Citizen

Registration required

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