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I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie

Whether it’s little books with big ideas or big, heavy books that take weeks to get through, I love big books. Big, encapsulating, books with sentences that make me melt into a puddle on the floor and soar to the highest heights, all at the same time.

Now That You’re Watching Downton Abbey…

I love history, so I have been riveted by the BBC series, Downton Abbey.  As many of you probably know, it takes place during the Edwardian period in England right before and during World War I.  It’s interesting to see how the characters face the change that England goes through as it enters into one of the deadliest wars the world has ever experienced.  It truly changed the world!

World War II Stories

These books shouldn’t be confined to a specific reader age range. They are all powerful stories of individuals in a dangerous, fantastic, deadly, harsh, magical and important time. Fiction and nonfiction selections that will delight, enlighten and incite conversations.

LGBTQ Materials

This is a list of recent Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer materials available from the Lexington Public Library, updated monthly. It includes fiction and nonfiction for teens and adults. While the subjects are gay-related, most of the authors self-identify as LGBTQ or as straight allies.


From real science that seems unreal, to speculative worlds that seem all too likely, this group of books is bound to give you food for thought as well as an engrossing reading experience.


Let's face it: life can often be downright weird. And it certainly never packages itself into nice, neat, well-defined concepts like "genre", or, in fact, ever attempts to make much sense of itself. So why not read some fiction that's as unreal as reality, if not less so?

Jamie Recommends

As you can probably tell from my list, I like moody, atmospheric books along with some fun sci-fi and fantasy adventures.  One of the most enjoyable things to do when reading (to me at least) is escape.  That's what all the books on my list have in common: they will all take you to a different place or time. Enjoy!

Erin's Picks

I don't have a type. Really. I'll read just about anything if the story is compelling. I could read any of the books on this list over again and enjoy it just as much as the first time (some of these I've read 3+ times!)


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