Reading Room Blog
J. K. Rowling's much-loved epic tale of Harry Potter, an orphan who also happens to be a magician, starts with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
This first book in Rowling's series is followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and finally Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
If you like the Harry Potter series, you may like these:
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
A classic series of fantasy books about the land beyond the wardrobe.
Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
A princess grows bored with life at the palace and takes up with a nest of dragons.
If you liked "Good to Great" by Jim Collins, you might like the
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Leading at the Speed of Change
by Bill Capodagli
Thank you for contacting the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for a
Book Match. We love connecting readers with just the right books.
You asked for inspirational fiction and said that you enjoyed "The
Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks.
With that in mind, I'd make the following suggestions:
"The Blue Bottle Club" by Penelope Stokes. A jaded TV reporter finds a
bottle where four young girls recorded their hopes and dreams on the eve
of the Depression and decides to find out how their lives turned out.
Thank you for e-mailing the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for a
book match. You asked for a match of Vincent Bugliosi's Helter
Skelter. Here's a list of books you may like based on aspects of Helter
How about another true crime book penned by Vincent Bugliosi, this time
in conjunction with Bruce B. Henderson:
And the Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi and Bruce B. Henderson
As he did in Helter Skelter..., Bugliosi draws readers into the
psyches of the criminally inclined in this minutely detailed chronicle
Here are some books similar to What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows! Some classics that you might have missed, as well as some newer titles that are sure to grab you!
I Am the Wallpaper, by Mark Peter Hughes.
Thirteen-year-old Floey Packer, jealous of her attractive and popular older sister, shares her home with two younger cousins and experiences a summer vacation filled with embarrassing events, with herself as the star.
Thank you for requesting a Book Match! If you like the mystery aspect of Sandra Brown, here are some titles and authors that you might like:
The Dancing Floor by Barbara Michaels
For years, Heather Tradescant had dreamed of the journey she and her
father would take to England-- a pilgrimage to the great gardens of
history. Now that her father is dead, Heather is determined to fulfill
his dreams. Unfortunately, her request to see the fabled 17th-century
garden of Troytan House is denied by the owner. Though unwelcome, she
Thank you for requesting a Book Match! Here are some titles and authors
that you might like.
If you like Kristen Heitzmann, you might like:
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
The first in a series of novels, this heartwarming book introduces
readers to a small, charming North Carolina town and its equally
charming denizens. Filled with the mysteries and miracles of everyday
life and rich, provincial humor, At Home in Mitford will have readers
clamoring for more. (Catalog description)
The Proposal by Lori Wick
If you like books with a similar writing style to those by Raymond
Feist, you may enjoy the following titles (some of them are not in the
fantasy/sf genre, but are wonderful, just the same!):
Necromancer by William Gibson
"Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information
superhighway--jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through
tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone
with the money to buy his way--and burned the talent out of his brain,
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
"After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old
Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a
finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and
ability to see into the spirit world." (Catalog Summary)
From the Ashes by Meghan Brunner.
"Do you believe in magick? More than a picture you once saw of a place
you've never visited? More than the idle wish you'd like to see come
Roses are Red by James Patterson: A brilliant criminal known only as the Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their very precise demands -- and their explosive violence when the demands are not met exactly. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case and recognizes that a particular kind of criminal mind is at work.