Recommended Reading


Trails Regional Library now offers BookNews, a new online service for readers. This new book recommendation service gives readers access to free electronic newsletters about a wide variety of books via the BookNews site or delivered directly to their e-mail address.

Readers can access the service here and select the newsletters they wish to read. They can also elect to receive the monthly newsletters via e-mail on the 15th of each month.

Readers can select electronic newsletters based on genres, including new books, mystery, romance, christian fiction, teen and science fiction books. The site also features information about books that have received awards, such as the Mark Twain, Gateway and Pulitzer prizes as well as works for children that have received the Caldecott Medal for illustration among others. 

The newsletters include descriptions and author commentaries. Links within the newsletters take subscribers directly to the Trails Regional Library catalog, so they can easily see if a title is available at their local library or anywhere in the library system. 

For more information on library services, check your local branch.

The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love. Librarians and publishers all across the country nominate their favorite or most in-demand materials and feature them on this site. Patrons can sign up for a monthly list of recommendations delivered via email.


BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to more than 450,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. Founded in 1988 and located in Nashville, TN, BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries. All of the content from the print edition is posted on each month.

If patrons wish to read the printed version of BookPage, copies can be picked up at your local branch