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FREE READING AND AUDIOBOOKS

DURING CONFINEMENT, SEVERAL COMPANIES HAVE OPENED THEIR CATALOGS TO THE PUBLIC.
CHECK OUT SOME OF THE OFFERINGS BELOW. MAKE SURE YOU READ THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT.

1. Free Online Mixed Offerings


Top resources

 

  • Sci-Fi audio stories (LISTENING)
    Listen to Michael Hanson read over a hundred classics from Asimov, Kafka, Allison, Clarck, Dick, etc. A great listening experience. For fans of all ages.

  • Short Stories from The Atlantic (READING)
    The Atlantic has collated its famous short stories in one place for easy access. Young adults up.


  • LightBox from Follett (READING, LISTENING, WATCHING)
    An amazing source of information (non-fiction) with 1000+ titles available to libraries for free until June 2020. (Mostly high Elementary and Middle School)

 
 

  • TumbleBooks (READING)
    Offers its family of online libraries available for free to all libraries until August 31. (Lower and Middle Schools) 

 

More great resources
 

  • Neil Gaiman’s free short stories (READING, LISTENING)
    Celebrated author Gaiman reads some of his popular stories online. Young adults.

     

  • Obooko (READING)
    Free Fiction and Non-fiction e-books

     
  • Taleming (Surtout en français)
    Une longue liste de liens vers des sites intéressants et éducatifs pour les tout-petits et un plus grands : Histoires, culture, podcasts, livres audio.

     
  • Worldreader (READING)
    Available through their phone app available on Google Play (Lower to Middle Schools) 


     
  • Poetry Foundation (READING, LISTENING - All levels

 

2. E-BOOKS
For a list of Nonfiction e-books offered through the library, check our E-books in the library page. Don't forget to check Project Gutenberg for free online e-books. The design is simple but it offers thousands of works in world literature.

 

3. RECOMMENDATIONS AND REVIEWS
For book reviews and recommendations, check Booklist (has made its catalog free), Goodreads and Teenreads, and Bookreporter as well as some really good BookTubers.  If you are a New York Times subscriber, make sure you sign up their weekly Books Briefing newsletter. 

 

4. LIBRARY
Below are recommendations by genre from our library collection. You may decide to purchase a copy online via your favorite bookstore.

 

DETECTIVE / CRIME FICTION

POPULAR ADULT AUTHORS

  • Kerr, Philip 
  • Nesbo, Jo
  • Lars Kepler
  • Ian Rankin
  • Tartt, Donna
  • Patricia MacDonald
  • Grisham, Connelly, Turow
  • Louise Penny
  • James Patterson
  • PD James
  • Minette waters
     

SPECIFIC TITLES

  • Fever Dream – Samanta Schweblin
  • The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair – Joël Dicker 
  • Snap – Belinda Bauer
  • Acceleration – Graham McNamee
  • Alienist, The – Caleb Carr 
  • Art of Murder, The – José Carlos Somoza
  • Fallen Angel – David Hewson
  • House of the Silk (a Sherlock Holmes story) – Anthony Horowitz
  • Inquisitor, The – Mark Allen Smith 
  • Rule of Four, The – Ian Caldwell
  • Little Friend, The – Donna Tartt
  • Perfume – Patrick Süskind
  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Wonder
  • The Power

 

DYSTOPIA / FANTASY

YA AUTHORS

  • Robert Jordan
  • Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Le Guin, Ursula
  • Plum, Amy
  • Cassandra Clare
  • Marissa Meyer


ADULT AUTHORS

  • Murakami, Haruki
     

SPECIFIC YA TITLES

  • Among the children (series)
  • Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The – Junot Diaz
  • BZRK – Michael Grant
  • Chaos Walking – Patrick Ness (4 vol)
  • Clay – David Almond
  • Ellie Chronicles – John Marsden (3 vol) (extension of the Tomorrow series)
  • Feed – M.T. Anderson
  • Giver, The - Lois Lowry
  • Gone – Michael Grant
  • His Dark Materials – Pullman, Philip
  • House of Scorpion, The – Nancy Farmer
  • Skinjacker series (3 vol) – Neal Shusterman
  • Touch series (5 vol) – Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Uglies series (4 vol) – Scott Westerfeld


SPECIFIC ADULT TITLES

  • 1984 – George Orwell 
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  • Handmaid’s Tale, The – Margaret Atwood

 

MEMOIR / BOGRAPHY

SPECIFIC TITLES

  • A Long Way Gone – Ishmael Bee
  • Black Boy – Richard Wright
  • Caged Virgin, The – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Che Guevara
  • Hard Choices – Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
  • Becoming – Michelle Obama

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REALISTIC FICTION

YA AUTHORS

  • Cormier, Robert
  • Dean Myers, Walter 
  • Green, John
  • Rosoff, Meg 

SPECIFIC YA TITLES

  • The Hate U Give
  • All the Bright Places

ADULT AUTHORS

  • Barnes, Julian
  • Byatt, A.S.
  • Coetzee, J.M.
  • McEwan, Ian

SPECIFIC ADULT TITLES

  • American Rust – Philipp Meyer
  • Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
  • The Tsar of Love and Techno – Anthony Marra
  • Go Went Gone – Jenny Erpenbeck
  • Reservoir 13 – Jon McGregor
  • Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward
  • If You Find Me – Emily Murdoch
  • Native Son – Richard Wright
  • Unfinished Business - Just Ward

HISTORICAL FICTION

SPECIFIC YA TITLES

  • Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing (2 vol), The – M.T. Anderson
  • Book Thief, The – Markus Zusak
  • Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick
  • Pagan Chronicles (4 vol) – Catherine Jinks
     

ADULT AUTHORS

  • Kerr, Philip
  • Morrison, Toni
     

SPECIFIC ADULT TITLES

  • All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
  • The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
  • Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
  • The Sympathiser – Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Native Son – Richard Wright
  • People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks
  • Reader, The – Bernhard Schlink
  • Stockholm Octavo – Karen Engelmann

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