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Our staff is always happy to recommend titles for you to read, watch, or listen to. Just ask us!

To get you started, we have compiled a few lists of recommended titles for different ages and different interests. Take a look:

Youth - lists for readers at all levels

Teens - lists for teen readers ages 13 to 18

Roadworthy! - New books, movies and games on the bookmobile

Staff Picks on Rochester Patch  check out the monthly blog post of recommended reads from the RHPL staff

Adults

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Movies & Television Series
Documentaries You May Have Missed - popular and award winning documentaries from the last few years
Downton Abbey Watch Alikes - Enjoy Downton Abbey? Here are other films and shows you may also like

You Deserve a Break! - enjoy some couch-potato time with our television related DVDs, books, and CDs

Fiction Books
Best Books of 2012
April in Paris
- experience this magical city through books and film
Beach Reads - fun reads for your next getaway
Classic Literature - great books you may have missed
Family Ties
- ties that bind, ties that break
Graphic Novels are for everyone! - Never tried one? Start with these.
Historical Fiction - travel back in time with these great page turners
Holiday Fiction
- brighten your holidays with a good book
Jodi Picoult Read-Alikes - you may also enjoy these books!
Read With a Passion
- romances for guys
A Sampling of Fiction Set Around the World
-transport yourself to other worlds
Small Town Romances Yes, you can go home again
Urban Fiction - books set on the gritty streets of the city
Classic Books & Modern Variations - retellings of classic stories
Westerns - tales set in the wild west


Mystery, Fantasy & Science Fiction Books
Like Scott Turow? - may we suggest these legal thrillers...
Military Reads - science fiction and realistic fiction titles

SciFi Lite
- titles for those who think they don't like science fiction
Thriller/Suspense
- popular authors of the genre
Urban Fantasy - set on the gritty streets of the city with vampires, demons, and magic
We're Doomed
- modern, apocalyptic science fiction


Non-Fiction Books
Best Books of 2012
General Science & Math
- books anyone can enjoy
Go Green
- tips and resources for living and thinking green
Great Biographies You May Have Missed
- popular biographies from the last few years
New Camera? - helpful books about techniques, history, cameras and photographers
New Year, Fresh Start - make it your best year yet!
Overbooked - nonfiction titles that read like fiction
Parenting - finding your way in the wide world of parenting
Read Any Good Cookbooks Lately? - suggestions for readers who love food
Religion & Spirituality
- great books to center yourself and focus on a higher power
Scholarship Resources Sources for college funding
Tell Me a Story...Now Tell Me the Truth
- novels and Films inspired by true events
Travelers' Tales
- escape to a different world with these memoirs and travel narratives
Vegetable Gardening
-  Great books to get you started or improve your gardening skills
Yoga - DVDs and books to get you started or refine your practice

 


Large Print Books
Artful Reads - the worlds of artists are brought to colorful life in these novels
Books for Cooks
- stir up some mystery, add in some fun, and shake it all up for a good story
Books on the Silver Screen
- books adapted into motion pictures
Celebrate the Holiday Season
Christian Fiction
- inspirational reads
Dogs
- man's best friend
Family Gatherings
- stories based around holidays, summer time and all the times in between
Feed Your Heart with Books
Librarians in Fiction

Novel Lives - read all about the influential men and women that have shaped our world
Places to Go--Things to See
- good picks for armchair traveling
Presidents and Their Families
- in honor of Presidents' Day
Ready, Set, Action!
- try these page turners in our large print collection
School Days and Beyond - a collection of fiction and non-fiction titles set in schools around the world
Spies in Fiction
Timely Reads that Made it to the Big Screen
- more books-to-movies suggestions
Thankful for Books
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - a collection of books about Ireland or written by Irish authors
Write 'Em Cowboy

 

Talking Books
Audie Awards 2013- audio book selections available at RHPL
For the Entire Family - favorite talking books the whole family will enjoy
Humor - political, biographical, sports, travel . . . all genres of humor found in the nonfiction section 

 

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