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Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
The Andrew Carnegie Medals, established in 2012, recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material.
Connecticut Center for the Book
A Connecticut Humanities Program, here is your online, one-stop site for the written and spoken word in Connecticut. Check out the annual Connecticut Book Award winners.
Meet your next favorite book. Sign up for a free account. Let them know what types of books you like to read, and they will supply you with surprisingly insightful recommendations.
The Greatest Books
Looking to read some classics but don’t know where to start? Check out this list generated from 107 “best of” booklists from a variety of great sources.
This is a community of independent local book stores, including Elm Street Books in New Canaan and Books on the Common in Ridgefield. Find here monthly lists of best books as well as suggestions for reading groups.
Our librarians love to recommend books. These timely lists are some of our favorites. “Follow” the librarian whose books you also enjoy.
Looking for more good book recommendations? Here you’ll find monthly lists of the top ten books that librarians across the country love.
A home for your books: a straightforward way to record the books you’ve already read and find new ones you might be interested in.
Nancy Pearl is a favorite among librarians and readers alike. Listen to her podcasts from NPR’s Morning Edition. She’ll give you lots of choices for what you should read next.
Off the Shelf
There are lots of reading recommendations here, as well as fun, timely book lists. You can create your own reading lists from the huge selection of titles on this site.
OpenThesis is a free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents, coupled with powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools.
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The Staff Suggest
One of the greatest joys we have as librarians is introducing people to great books, be they novels by first time writers, new offerings from old favorites, engaging biographies, or interesting nonfiction titles.