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New Books at the Library

New Fiction
See the newest books added to our collection under Fiction.

New Non-Fiction
See the newest books added to our collection under Non-Fiction.

New AudioBooks and Books on CD
See the newest audiobooks added to our collection.

Staff Picks: Best Books of 2012
See some of the 'Best books of 2012' selected by our staff.

Winners of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards

See Oscar Nominated Movies for Best Picture
See Oscar Nominated Movies for Best Picture and the books that inspired them.


Librarian's Choice Booklists

Amateur Sleuth Mystery

Contemporary Romance

Fantasy

Gentle Reads

Historical Fiction

Historical Mystery

Historical Romance

Local Flavor

Mystery

Non-Fiction That Reads Like Fiction

Paranormal Romance

Private Detective Mystery

Romantic Suspense

Sci Fi

Teen Books For Adults

Urban Fantasy


Booklists

Oprah's Book Club
Straight from the lady herself. Pick a title from Oprah's featured book club.

GoodReads Staff Reviews
Read a book reviewed by our Library staff on GoodReads.


Read Alikes

Books & Authors
Includes over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alikes.

Literary Reference Center
Literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, and full-text poems and short stories.

NoveList Plus
Features great suggestions for Author Read-alikes, genre favorites, fiction, non fiction and reviews of over 150,000 fiction titles.

Chat about books & more at one of our discussion groups.
There is something for everyone!

Click on the group title to find out what titles or topics are currently being discussed.
All listed groups are open for anyone to attend.

See our upcoming books discussions here »

Library led book discussion groups:

Arabian Nights Book Discussion Group
Meets at Arabian Library
Information: 480.312.READ (7323)

How Did I Miss That One? Book Discussion Group
Meets at Appaloosa Library
Information: 480.312.READ (7323)

I Wish I Had Read That! Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480.312.READ (7323)

Palomino Book Discussion Group
Meets at Palomino Library
Information: 480.312.READ (7323)

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480.312.READ (7323)


Book discussion groups:

A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: mailto:erbana@gmail.com

Contemporary Literature Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480.991.6056 (Barbara Serle)

Literate Lizards Book Discussion Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: 480.948.2651 (Barbara Yavitt)


History / Events discussions:

Civil War Roundtable
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480.699.5844 (Dr. John Bamberl)

The Scottsdale Senior Academy
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: jamesmcgovern22@yahoo.com (James McGovern)

Senior Women's Roundtable Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 480.947.0340 (Jill Karuso)

W.A.V.E. A Women Gathering
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: michelinegreen@gmail.com (Micheline Green)


Drama and Theatre discussions:

Scottsdale Readers Theatre: Drama Discussion Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: 480.837.8893 (Ann Evans)


Music discussions:

Opera Appreciation Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: carolharman@cox.net (Carol Harman)


For aspiring writers:

Mustang Writers’ Creative Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: amyschusterspen@aol.com (Amy Schuster)

Mustang Writers’ Critique Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: finnertyjj@aol.com (Joe Finnerty)

Scottsdale Mustang Poets
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: 480.677.0000 (Christy White)

Scottsdale Writing for Children Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: 602.309.7670 (Mary Nickum)

Writer’s Critique Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: endharvestminn@aol.com


Storytelling:

Tellers of Tales Storytelling Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: 602.390.3858

Book Club to Go (formerly Talk and Tote) Collections:

If you are interested in starting your own book discussion group or energizing your current one - then pick up a Book Club to Go at your Scottsdale Public Library.

Book Clubs to Go contain multiple copies of a book, and in some cases, author information, and discussion questions. Some even have a DVD so your group can compare the book and movie.

The library has a large number of titles to choose from. Just enter "Book Club to Go" into a keyword search in the library's catalog for what's available today.

  1. To check out a Book Club to Go, request the items online.
  2. You will be able to check out the Book Club to Go for 45 days.



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See our current list of available titles » (PDF to print)

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  • Twelve breaths a minute : end-of-life essays / edited by Lee Gutkind ; foreword by Karen Wolk Feinstein ; introduction by Francine Prose.
  • The shape of the eye : Down syndrome, family, and the stories we inherit / George Estreich ; afterword by Marcia Day Childress.
  • The 10x rule : the only difference between success and failure / Grant Cardone.
  • The art of the chocolatier : from classic confections to sensational showpieces / Ewald Notter ; photography by Joe Brooks and Lucy Schaeffer.
  • Seeing trees : discover the extraordinary secrets of everyday trees / Nancy Ross Hugo ; photography by Robert Llewellyn.
  • Books make a home : elegant ideas for storing and displaying books / Damian Thompson.
  • Monsters in the movies : 100 years of cinematic nightmares / John Landis.
  • Quitter : closing the gap between your day job & your dream job / Jon Acuff.
  • Just one thing : developing a Buddha brain one simple practice at a time / Rick Hanson.
  • Mini weapons of mass destruction 2 : build a secret agent arsenal / John Austin.
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