Read Like a Librarian: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, & Romance

Horror! Mystery! Romance! And….rockets? Sounds like a recipe for a Hollywood blockbuster, but it’s actually our latest installment of Read Like a Librarian!

We’ve got a grab bag of genres to choose from for the reader who wants everything including some great reads for Halloween. Start a new book or two or three or four from our eclectic list below to satiate all your literary cravings!

Happy reading!



Council Tree Librarians Recommend…

“Lost Girls”

“Little Star”

“A Good and Happy Child”

“Heart-shaped Box”

“The Troop”

Andrew Pyper

John Ajvide-Lindqvist

Justin Evans

Joe Hill

Nick Cutter


Council Tree Librarians Recommend…

“The Stonecutter”

“Special Topics in Calamity Physics”

“Room No. 10”

“The Truth of All Things”

“Midwinter Blood”

Camilla Lackberg

Marisha Pessl

Ake Edwardson

Kieran Shields

Mons Kallentoft

Old Town Librarians Recommend…

“Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder”

“Knit One, Kill Two”

“Catering To Nobody”

“The Cat Who Could Read Backwards”

Joanne Fluke

Maggie Sefton

Diane Mott Davidson

Lillian Jackson Braun

Rotating Librarians Recommend…

“A Monstrous Regiment of Women”

“A Great Deliverance”

“Hard Truth”

“Deja Dead”

“The Body in the Library”

“The Lover’s Knot”

“The Quilter’s Apprentice”

“Still Life”

“A Killer Stitch”

“1st to Die”

Laurie R. King

Elizabeth George

Nevada Barr

Kathy Reichs

Agatha Christie

Clare O’Donohue

Jennifer Chiaverini

Louise Penny

Maggie Sefton

James Patterson


Harmony Librarians Recommend…

“The Collector”

“Heroes Are My Weakness”

“True Colours”

“Last One Home”

“Tough Customer”

Nora Roberts

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Jayne Anne Krentz

Debbie Macomber

Sandra Brown


Harmony Librarians Recommend…

“Ready Player One”


“Rendezvous With Rama”

“The Left Hand of Darkness”

“City of Stairs”

Earnest Cline

David Brin

Arthur C. Clarke

Ursula K. LeGuin

Robert Jackson Bennett

Rotating Librarians Recommend…

“The City of Dark Magic”


“Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell”

“The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”

“Shadow and Claw”

Magnus Flyte

Orson Scott-Card

Susanna Clarke

Robert Heinlein

Gene Wolfe

Your favorite not on the list? Share your recommendations with fellow readers in the comments!