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African American Fiction & Nonfiction

African American fiction is a diverse and multi-faceted genre that spans several centuries in the United States. Beginning with William Wells Brown who is credited with being the first African American to publish a novel, African American fiction has grown to include historical fiction, mysteries, romance, science fiction, and urban fiction. African American nonfiction includes memoirs and biographies as well as history, religion, literature, and technology. Monthly newsletter.

LibraryReads

A monthly list featuring the top ten books loved by librarians across the U.S.

Armchair Travel

See the world without ever leaving your favorite chair! This list will bring you the best in travel writing, both classic and fresh, covering every corner of the globe. Bi-monthly.

Mystery

Love being drawn into a puzzle? These titles will take you to the scene of the crime, and provide you with a steady stream of who-dun-its for your solving delight. Monthly.

Audiobooks

Listen! is one of the first commands we learn. The sound of mother's voice, the chants of the troubadours, the radio waves coming through the ether entrance us. Audiobooks carry forward a long tradition of storytelling. Bi-monthly.

Nature and Science

No equation, test tube, snowflake, or leaf is left unturned! Explore the wonder of our world with books that will capture your 'natural' curiosity. Bi-Monthly.

Biography and Memoir

Walk a mile in someone else's shoes--immerse yourself in the lives of the famous, the infamous, and the ever intriguing. Monthly.

NC Kids Digital Library eBooks
Book Club in a Bag

New books for your book club! Reserve a bag of 15 books, along with a leader's guide and discussion questions, for the date of your group meeting.

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers

An up-to-date list of the New York Times Fiction Bestsellers. Weekly.

Children's TumbleBooks New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers

An up-to-date list of the New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers. Weekly.

Christian Fiction

Like a little faith with your fiction? These titles, representing a range of genres from historical fiction to romance to suspense, will hit the spot. Bi-monthly.

News @ NHCPL

Weekly top news and events for adults and families @ NHCPL.

Cultural Calendar Book Recommendations Page to Screen

Is the book better? Decide for yourself with this list of books that inspired recent or upcoming movies and TV shows. Bi-monthly.

Fantasy and Science Fiction

Whether fueled by magic or advanced technology, imagination is the engine of speculative fiction. This newsletter brings you the best of fantasy, science fiction, and everything in between. Monthly.

Picture Books

Looking for great picture books to share with the children in your life? You'll find books here that are sure to captivate the imaginations of kids ages 0-8. Monthly.

Fiction A to Z

Take a walk through the aisles of our general fiction section and discover a range of fascinating characters to engage and enlighten. Monthly.

Romance

Flirt with various romances, new and old. Whether you like your lovin' with ghosts, spies or knights in shining armor, this list will deliver, sealed with a kiss. Monthly.

Graphic Novels

Not just superheroes anymore! Graphic novels provide a visual experience all across genres. Monthly.

Spirituality and Religion

Looking inward, outward or upward? All manner of devotional and spiritual books will be part of this list, to inform, enlighten and engage. Bi-monthly.

Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

Stretch your muscles and your mind with our selection of books that explore the financial, physical, and philosophical challenges in life. Bi-monthly.

Summer Reading

Recommended Summer Reads

Historical Fiction

Do you prefer novels with period detail? Become part of history, without having to slop through the mud or face the guillotine yourself. Monthly.

Thrillers and Suspense

Footsteps behind you. Conspiracy theories. Puddles of blood. Sound like a good day to you? This list has goosebumps to spare. Monthly.

History and Current Events

For those that like their history in-the-can, or not yet made, this list delivers the world. Monthly.

YA Lit

All types of fiction for those who want to imagine different realities -- and nonfiction for those who are trying to understand ours! For high school readers age 14 and up. Monthly.

Home, Garden, and DIY

Whether you wield a hammer, whisk, spade, or crochet hook, this newsletter will keep you busy with a constant stream of projects. Bi-Monthly.

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