Not sure what to read next? You've come to the right place! Scroll through lists of books (plus a few DVDs) created by library staff to find something to suit your mood. Navigate through each row of reading lists by clicking the left "<" and right ">" arrows which appear on the cover images on either end. Click on a cover image to view the associated list in our catalog. We periodically add new titles as well as entirely new lists, so be sure to check back frequently. We also have reading lists for teens and reading lists for kids

Let us help you find your new favorite reads! We've created an online Readers Concierge Service to help you with your reading selections. Just complete a short survey to give us a sense of what you like to read and library staff will email you a personalized list of five to ten titles within three to five days. Click here to get started.

You can check out some other great tools for readers below, including the major bestseller lists, guides to books in a series, readers advisory databases, and reviews from our quarterly Brown Bag Booktalk. 

Monthly Lists

Themed Reads


Genre Picks



Some of these lists may contain select fiction, DVDs, youth materials, and/or teen materials in addition to adult non-fiction.

Best of 2020

The Glendale Public Library is proud to present our Best of Lists for 2020. These recommendations for kids, teens, and adults were selected by our collection development team. Click below to see the best fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, young adult and children's books, plus movies and music.

Brown Bag Booktalk

Brown Bag Booktalk

Read reviews and recommendations from librarian Judy and other participants as presented during the Velma Teague Library's quarterly Brown Bag Booktalk book group.

Brown Bag Booktalk Reading Lists 

Readers Advisory

Get great suggestions for your next read from Books & Authors and NoveList Plus by logging in with your library card and PIN below. Your PIN is the last four numbers of your phone number, unless you requested a different four-digit number when you received your card.

Books in a Series

Quickly find out the reading order of a series with these handy websites.