"Books are a uniquely portable magic."

— Stephen King

Monthly New Book Lists


NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is the premier readers' advisory database, offering descriptions of hundreds of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books. You can find recommendations by searching by author, title, theme, genre, and time period. Through NoveList's Appeal Mixer, users can find books with certain blends of storylines, tones, writing styles, and characters. NoveList also provides book group discussion guides, genre outlines, and award lists. And with NoveList K-8 Plus, children's books are placed front and center with all of the same great features!

NoveList is available at the library and also everywhere you go just by entering your library card number.


What Should I Read Next?

Looking for book suggestions? This site lets you type in a favorite author to generate a list of similar writers and works. If the reference librarian isn't available, this is the next best thing for book recommendations!


Fantastic Fiction

Looking for an author's work in its entirety? This great website is for fiction only, and the best place to see all of an author’s series, including upcoming publications.  Please note that the library may not own all of the books included on this site.  But, we'd be happy to get them for you!


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Book Clubs

The newest book club, Bound to Books, meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in Sycamore A/B. This club has several openings, and welcomes new members and their friends. Please Email Ashley at carseats@pendleton.lib.in.us or check out this group's Facebook page. You may also sign up for the library's newsletter via our website.

The established adult book clubs, Starry Night, and Afternoon Delight, are typically full to capacity. To check on available openings, or to be placed on a waiting list, please email the Adult Reference Librarian. To see each club's yearly reading list, click on the club's name above.  Of course, everyone is welcome to drop in and see us anytime. Starry Night meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.; Afternoon Delight meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 12:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!


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