Booklists & Reading Recommendations

Booklists & Reading Recommendations

What Should I Read Next?

Looking for reading recommendations? Let the staff of Johnson County Public Library put your next great read in your hands. Click on any of the booklists below for customized suggestions, bestsellers, and sneak previews of great events coming up at the library. Want to be the first to get the newest lists? Click here to subscribe by email.

Looking for award winners? Click here for current and past award winners in a variety of categories.

Staff Picks

  • Click here for a monthly selection of books and movies for all ages, selected by Johnson County Public Library staff.

Booklists for Adults

  • New Adult Books - A selection of the latest and greatest adult fiction and nonfiction to arrive at JCPL. Updated every two weeks.
  • What's Happening at JCPL for Adults - Find out about upcoming library programs and get suggestions for related books. Updated monthly.
  • From the Stacks - A different theme every month. Find a new favorite or rediscover a lost classic. Updated monthly.
  • Fiction Bestsellers - The hottest new novels. Updated every Tuesday.
  • Nonfiction Bestsellers - The most popular in history, biography, cooking, and much more. Updated every Thursday.
  • Books on the Air - Saw a book on your favorite talk show but can't remember the title? Check out this recap of books discussed on TV and radio. Updated every Friday.

Booklists for Children

  • New Children's Books - Fresh picture, chapter and early reader books for your little ones. Updated every two weeks.
  • What's Happening at JCPL for Kids - Sign up for great kids' programs and find some books at the same time. Updated monthly.
  • Kids' Corner - A fun new topic every month, featuring great kids books, new and old. Updated monthly.

Booklists for Teens

  • New Teen Books Get the inside scoop on the newest YA novels and grab the next hot read before your friends do. Updated every two weeks.
  • What's Happening at JCPL for Teens - There's tons of cool programs happening every month. Get the update here. Updated monthly.
  • The Switch - Obsessed with books? Turn on The Switch for a monthly list of reading recommendations. Updated monthly.

DVD & Audiobook Lists

  • New AV Releases - New arrivals in movies and audiobooks. Updated every two weeks.
  • What's Happening at JCPL in AV - Get the word on our monthly movie screenings, and find some related titles to watch at home. Updated monthly.
  • AV Attic - Every month we pull some old favorite movies and audiobooks out of the attic for your viewing and listening pleasure. Updated monthly.