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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

Fourth Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual

Calling all fiction lovers!...

Ages: Adult, Senior Citizen

Testers & Tasters Cookbook Club in the Library

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm

North Regional Library (North Meeting Room - Full Room)

Testers & Tasters Cookbook Club is a place to talk about food and cooking!...

Ages: Adult, Senior Citizen

Teen LGBTQ Book Club

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

The Teen LGBTQ Book Club reads a variety of genres but all of the books deal with LGBTQIA+ issues. This is a safe space for queer teens and allies. This program is for teens, ages 13 and up. Registration is required. ...

Ages: High School, Teen

Colorful Reads Book Club

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Love reading stories from diverse authors? Do you find yourself seeking out books with a diverse array of characters and experiences? Join the Colorful Reads book club, where we will read different fiction books every month that are from diverse...

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

Teen Book Club - WHERE DREAMS DESCEND

Saturday, December 03, 2022 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Join us to discuss WHERE DREAMS DESCEND by Janella Angeles. We'll talk about character, plot, and why we would never do what that character just did.....

Ages: High School, Middle School, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Registration required

Author Karla J. Noland: Navigating Grief During the Holidays

Saturday, December 03, 2022 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Main Library (Main Auditorium)

Join author Karla J. Noland for a fireside chat on her 2022 Eric Hoffer Spiritual award-winning book, The Day My Heart Turned Blue: Healing After the Loss of My Mother. Followed by a Q&A with a Grief & Mental Health panel on how...

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

Registration required

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