Recommended Reads

Looking for a new book to read?  Check out some of the top picks from our library staff.
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New York Times Bestselling Fiction


New York Times Bestselling Nonfiction


NEW! Shelf Help

Looking for a good read or tv/movies to watch at home? The Hudson Library & Historical Society is pleased to offer its brand-new Shelf Help service! Fill out an online form with your reading or watching preferences and our librarians will help find available digital or physical titles that you can pick up curbside or drive-through.


Book Bundles

Looking for a quick and easy way to explore more books and authors in your favorite genre or just looking for new reading ideas? The Hudson Library & Historical Society is now offering Book Bundles. Each bundle contains three or more books in a certain genre or theme, such as Books to Movies, Beach Reads, Humorous Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cleveland Authors. Book Bundles are available to check out for two weeks. Click the link above for more information.


Virtual Book Club
The Hudson Library’s virtual book club meets on Zoom at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Registration is required.


Book Club Sets
Looking for a good book choice for your book club? Do you want to make it easy for everyone in your group to get a copy of the book? Check out the Hudson Library & Historical Society book club sets collection. Each set includes multiple copies of a book and a book club guide with information about the author and discussion questions.


F.A.N. (Favorite Authors Now!) Club
Sign up for the Hudson Library’s Favorite Authors Now! (F.A.N.) Club and we will automatically reserve the newest books of your choice by today’s hottest writers.


Personalized Reading Recommendations
What should you read next? Let us help! Complete the online form with your reading preferences and we will send you a personalized reading recommendation list delivered to your e-mail


Staff Picks
Looking for a book recommendation?  Check out favorite titles recommended by staff at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Reading Resources

Author Check
Author information and their latest books. Sign up for one or more categories of authors that you are interested in, once a month you will receive an email showing 2 authors “In the Spotlight” in your favorite categories.


New Book Alerts
New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by your local library. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click “check catalog” to place a hold on the item right away.


Novelist Plus
Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they will enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.


Resources on Race, Racism, and Inclusion
Join the conversation around race and racism. This resource guide includes books, movies, podcasts, television shows, articles, and more to help you get started or go deeper on these topics.