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General Interest:

100 Books Before College | Amazing Space  | American Indian BooksCelebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (4/2021) | Coretta Scott King (2/2020) | Digital Library by Subject (3/2021) | Going Green | Caldecott Winners | LGBTQIA+ Pride Month (5/2021) | Newbery Winners | Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction (8/2018) | Printz Winners | Ramadan and Jajj Booklist | Smart Money Reading Challenge for Adults (2/2021) | Smart Money Reading Challenge for Youth (2/2021) | Starting a Business (9/2019) |YA for Adults | U.S. Historical Fiction Through World War II

Best Sellers:

The Great American Read Top 100 Booklist

New York Times Best Sellers List

The Washington Post list of books

For all booklists and suggestions for Preschool, Kids and Young Adults, please visit our associated pages. 




Prince William Public Library System's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)

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Librarians love to read, and to recommend our favorite books to patrons. Our reviews are written by staff members from across all 10 of our branches, and we hope that this service helps you find your next "good read"! 

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Need to Know

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Need to Know

by Karen Cleveland

If you enjoyed the television series The Americans and/or Homeland, take time to read Need to Know, preferably when you will not be interrupted. Karen Cleveland’s book centering around a CIA analyst and her family in Bethesda is one of t...

tagged: suspense and fiction

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

by J.K. Rowling

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter is preparing to go into his second year at Hogwarts, a school for witchcraft and wizardry. But before he can escape his aunt and uncle’s house, a house elf named Dobby visits him d...

tagged: childrens, young-adult, adventure, juvenile-fiction, middle-grade, ...

The Widow of Rose House

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The Widow of Rose House

by Diana Biller

A wonderful debut novel with a little bit of everything. Secrets, an old house, a ghost, blackmail, romance, and a quirky loveable hero. The Widow of Rose House is an engaging quick read historical romance with a gothic flair. It has wel...

tagged: adult, fiction, historical-fiction, and romance

Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving

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Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving

by Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee wrote an outstanding book on communication entitled "We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter." Because I found that book so compelling, I was excited to find out that she’d written another book. "Do Nothing...

tagged: adult, nonfiction, self-help, and psychology

The Clockwork Ghost

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The Clockwork Ghost

by Laura Ruby

York: The Clockwork Ghost, by Laura Ruby, picks up a couple of months after its predecessor, The Shadow Cipher ended. Theo, Tess, and Jamie are all settled into their new lives after their determination to learn the truth ended with the ...

tagged: adventure, childrens, fiction, juvenile-fiction, mystery, and middl...

See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog

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See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog

by David LaRochelle

The Theodore Seuss Geisel Award-winning See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog is a very clever riff on the classic easy reader formula. You know you’re in for a real treat from the first pages, in which the text states ‘See the Cat’ and...

tagged: childrens, award-winners, and easy-readers

The Wives

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The Wives

by Tarryn Fisher

Thursday, the second wife of a polygamist, is the unreliable narrator of this psychological thriller. The relationships are unlike those where the entire group lives together with the participants referring to themselves as “sister-wives...

tagged: fiction and suspense