JMRL Reads: A Wiki for Sharing Information about Books for Readers of All Ages

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Welcome to JMRL Reads

JMRL Reads is your resource for finding great books from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.

Browse the Categories link to browse by genre, or use the search bar to get started.

This wiki is run by the staff of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (Charlottesville, Va.) If you would like to help add to the wiki, please see the section below to Become a Contributor.

Featured Lists

Featured lists include new lists, newly updated lists, and lists that are pertinent right now!


  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Have you checked out JMRL's Big Read of 2016? If you enjoyed The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, or want to learn more about it, visit this page which will show you related reads that will help you delve deeper into this Southern gothic tale.
  • The Girl on the Train Read-Alikes - Still on the wait list for Paula Hawkins' bestseller The Girl on the Train? This list is full of titles that have similar themes, topics, and writing style that you can enjoy while you wait.
  • All the Light We Cannot See Read-Alikes - Still on the wait list for Anthony Doerr's bestseller All the Light We Cannot See? This list is full of titles that have similar themes, topics, and writing style that you can enjoy while you wait.


  • Hunger Games Read-Alikes - Can't get enough of the Hunger Games madness now that the movies have all been made? Check out this list of great books that read like the Hunger Games.
  • Harry Potter Readalikes - Seriously yearning for a book that kept you hooked the way J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series did? We've got the list of books you've been waiting for.
  • Percy Jackson Read-Alikes - Harness all the power of the Olympians with these mythological read-alikes in the vein of the Percy Jackson series.


  • Read-Alouds for Children 5 and Under - Spend some time reading to your children and have fun with these books that are fun to read aloud for children 5 and under.
  • Read-Alouds for 5-7 year olds - A list full of great titles for reading aloud to 5-7 year olds - a great thing for kids who are learning to read longer books.
  • Wilderness Survival - A fun list full of books that will inspire the explorer in your child with these adventurous survival tales.

Book Groups

Try the book groups category to find one that suits your tastes. Is yours not listed? We welcome you to add it, and let us know what you're reading and talking about!

Central Library

Crozet Library

Gordon Avenue Library

Greene County Library

Louisa County Library

Nelson Memorial Library

Northside Library

Scottsville Library

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