Life is full of changes but one thing you always can count on is finding a good book for whatever is going on. Here are some book categories that you may not have thought about…

For when you want to be a brain:

Not literally, of course (although The Brain Book might help with that…), just books that help you learn a lot in a fun way.


For when you’re in the mood for a movie but you don’t feel like watching one:

Books that should be made into movies some day — what a hard category to narrow down! Here are some random choices from a long list of possibilities…bookstomovies

Gideon’s Sword by Preston & Child — fast action, a likeable but flawed hero, and a lot of suspense.

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen — fantasy with a strong female protagonist, plus twists and turns that keep coming at you.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby — a lovely coming-of-age mixture of magic, reality, fantasy, contemporary issues, and quirky characters.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple — a daughter uncovers the mystery of her mother’s disappearance and, in doing so, reveals more than she expected about her family life — funny, sad and happy too.

Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein — space ships, aliens, romance, suspense, politics, treachery — does it get any better?

For the presidential election season:

books on logic

Books that help you decipher candidate-speak.

You know how you listen to someone and think it doesn’t sound exactly right but you’re not sure why? These books will help you figure out where the logic is falling apart. They’ll also help you in a debate … just in case you’re a candidate yourself.


Find all these books and so much more in the BEHS Library!