Thursday, July 3, 2014

Try a New Genre

Are you tired of reading the same thing over and over? If you have read all of your favorite author’s titles, you may be unsure of what to read next. If you’re looking to get out of that reading rut, how about trying a new genre? 

Yes, it can be hard to step outside your comfort zone (hey, it even happens to this librarian) but you’ve got nothing to lose! Here are a few titles to get you started. We have many more to choose from on display at the Warrenton Library. 

Science Fiction/ Fantasy

Orson Scott Card's, Enders Game the first in the Ender Wiggins Series.

Diana Gabaldon’s A Breath of Snow and Ashes from the popular Outlander Series.

Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Terry Goodkind's, Wizard’s First Rule

George R. R. Martin’s popular series Game of Thrones

Here's a tip for finding more selections similar to your favorite authors - check out our Book Notes blog for read alikes. We have Game of Thrones and Diana Gabaldon read alikes and many more. 

Suspense/Thriller

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. (soon to hit the big screen)

John Grisham’s A Time to Kill

Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas series. [could be labeled Horror]

Stephen King’s classic The Shining

John Sanford’s Rule of Prey, Book 1 in the Prey series                                              

Mystery 

Joanna Fluke’s Hannah Swenson series

Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series

Faye Kellerman’s Decker and Lazarus series

Carolyn Hart’s Dead,White and Blue, from the Dead on Demand series
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Robert Parker’s Ironhorse from the Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch series

Still need a gentle nudge to try something new? How about this: pick up a game card for our 2014 adult summer reading program - Literary Elements. Then complete five tasks listed on the card and return it to any Fauquier County Public Library for a chance to win a Kindle Fire or other great prizes. The tasks are easy - from 'liking' our Facebook page, to reading books from a variety of genres. Maybe you don't normally read mysteries, or you've never been tempted by young adult fiction. Now is the time to take a chance - it could lead to a great prize - and open a door to a whole new world inside a good book! 

Stop by any library location for details or check out the complete rules on our Library Events Blog.

Here’s to trying a new genre (and maybe winning a great prize)!

Jody@ Warrenton Reference

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