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

Neurodiversity Book Club

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Join us for the final discussion of Divergent Mind by Jenera Nerenberg. Bring your questions and opinions, and be ready to discuss this book, described as "...a unique blend of personal, scientific, and societal analysis, Divergent...

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Daytime Book Club

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 • 11:30am - 12:30pm

East Regional Library

Come join the Day Time Book Club as we discuss this month's book! New participants are always welcome (we love meeting new people!), and registration is encouraged....

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

Registration required

Sci-fi & Fantasy Book Club

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm


For this month we will be reading Cadwell Turnbull's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel No Gods, No Monsters. The book is available in a variety of formats from Durham County...

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

Registration required

Recipe Testers Cookbook Club

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm


Recipe Testers Cookbook Club is a place to talk about food and cooking! Come share your experiments, experiences, triumphs, and tragedies. Each month we have a theme or ingredient and encourage everyone to prepare a dish and talk about it. If you...

Ages: Adult, Senior Citizen

Registration required

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