Book Lists and Recommendations

Find Your Next Read!

Having trouble finding your next read? Stuck in a rut and wanting to find something new? Browse our themed lists for reading inspiration! Is the book you want checked out? Click the place hold button to reserve the next available copy! Looking for personalized recommendations? Fill out a book recommendations for adults form.







African-American Lists (.pdf files)
These lists feature works that celebrate African-American lives and culture. 
     Fiction Writers
     Mystery Writers
     Non-Fiction Writers
     Romance Writers

The Armchair Traveler Explores (.pdf files)
Explore the world from the comfort of your favorite armchair. These lists recommend novels, cookbooks, histories, movies and more that celebrate the distinct character of a particular land and its people.

Government Document Lists (.pdf files)
The United States Government produces a number of useful, informative, often fascinating materials.  These lists feature government items you can find here at the San Leandro Public Library, a designated member of the Federal Depository Library Program.  
     Basic Collection
     Notable Government Documents, 2008
     Notable Government Documents, 2009
     Notable Government Documents, 2010

Latino Lists (.pdf files)
These lists feature works that celebrate Latino lives, history, and culture. 

Online Reader Advisory Tools

     BookBrowse : Use this book recommendation service to seek out the best books from the approximate 100,000 books published each year in the USA.
     BookLetters: Sign up for San Leandro Library e-newsletters, listen to author interviews, find award winners, or peruse bestseller lists in this easy to use website.
     Novelist: Find new fiction by searching authors, titles, series, or plots. Browse through lists of recommendations and awards. Explore popular titles, topics, and author biographies. Find materials for book discussion groups and more.