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!

Adults

  • Fantasy (Adult Fiction) - Delve into the fantasy genre with a wide variety of fantasy novels.
  • Jojo Moyes Read-Alikes - Loved the literary romance Me Plus You by Jojo Moyes? You'll like this read-alike list that involves some romance, great character development, and thought-provoking drama.
  • Rural Noir (Adults) - Drawing on the Southern Gothic literary tradition of William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor married with the hardboiled noir style of crime fiction like that of James Cain, rural noir features the criminal element of hardscrabble characters in ramshackle, backwoods environs. Usually Southern or Midwestern, these are desperate areas in hard times, and the stories that come out of them are full of moody atmosphere and humanity laid bare. Plenty of family feuds and revenge gone awry. Characters are tough, smart, and resourceful, and the criminal element adds grit and violence, often tempered by a dark humor.

Teens

Kids

  • Very Visual Nonfiction - Nonfiction titles for young readers that convey most of their information through images and whose design is a delight for any age.
  • Storytime Favorites - Preschool - Looking for a great read-aloud for your preschooler while storytime isn't in session? Try one of these storytime favorites used by many JMRL librarians which are sure to please your little reader.
  • Giving Tree Book Suggestions - Whether for a child for the JMRL Giving Tree, or a gift for a special child in your life, this a list of fun books that early readers will love. Includes bilingual and Spanish books.

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!

Book Group Resources

Central Library

Crozet Library

Gordon Avenue Library

Greene County Library

Louisa County Library

Nelson Memorial Library

Northside Library

Scottsville Library

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