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Past Recommendations

Did you miss a month from our year long challenge? No worries! You can start at any time during the challenge. Want to catch up but need some help? You'll find our recommendations by month/theme in each box with four tabs for each group (Adult, Teen, Middle Grade, and Picture Books). Each image of the book cover is a link to a description and more book details from Goodreads.  The Library Availability will give you details of format and availability by library.  Pick your title and start reading! 

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Key for Local Library Availability

Locations:
  • CVRL - Central Virginia Regional Library
  • LU - Longwood University: Greenwood Library
  • HSC - Hampden-Sydney College: Bortz Library
Services: *LU Overdrive is available for current students, faculty and staff only.

Book with a Number in the Title (January) Recommendations

Books with a Number in the Title (January)

For January, we want you to read a book with a number in the title. No restrictions other than that. Want to read a nonfiction work with a number in the subtitle? That works! Want to read a book with a year in the title? Years are made up of numbers! Want to read a book that uses the term first, second, etc.? We’re fine with that! To review the recommendations, pick the tab you wish to view and use the arrow buttons at the bottom to scroll through the selections. 

Books about Relationships (February)


For February, we want you to read a book about relationships. No restrictions other than that. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines relationships as “connections formed between two or more people or groups based on social interactions and mutual goals, interests, or feelings.” Want to read a memoir about the writer’s family? That works! Want to read a book about a group of friends coming together to solve a problem? That seems to line up with “social interactions and mutual goals.” Want to read a romance to celebrate Valentine’s Day? We’re fine with that!

Go out and find a book, but if you want some suggestions, check out these titles!  Each section is divided by age group (Adult, Teen, Middle Grades, and Picture). In each section, there are arrow buttons pointing left and right, letting you scrolling through the selections.  Each image of the book cover is a link to a description and more book details from Goodreads.  The Library Availability will give you details of format and availability by library.

Don't forget to share your titles on social media using #southsidereads21

Adult Reads

Teen Reads

Middle Grade Reads

Picture Book Reads Recommendation