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Your Next Five Books

The Seattle Public Library has a wonderful (meaning it creates a feeling of wonderment in me) feature on its website: Your Next Five Books.  Are you stuck in a reading rut?  Describe what you like to read and/or what you don’t like to read and a brave librarian will recommend five things for you to try.

I know what it’s like to not want to read anything and I’d like to know how well this service works out. Sometimes all it takes is going on a blind recommendation.

To be honest, usually reading a mystery will restart my reading engine. Which is why I’m halfway into a 3-mystery ombnibus by P.D. James. And I’m watching Prime Suspect. Starring the formidable Helen Mirren.

Photo by flickr user alexanderdrachmann

Would you trust an unknown librarian to recommend books to you?  Would you trust me?  Try me out in the comments if you wish, or recommend a good YA mystery, like these:

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: Taylor tries to piece together her past and win the Territory Wars for her boarding school.

Gentlemen by Michael Northrop: Micheal’s friend is missing and he helps his English teacher carry a suspiciously heavy bag out to his car trunk.  Things don’t get any better from there as Micheal tries to connect the dots.

– Tessa, CLP – East Liberty

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