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Which book is your perfect match?

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Feb 06, 2023

Swipe right, swipe left, it can be hard to choose these days. You don’t want to waste your time. You’re sick of dead ends. Are looks deceiving, or is there really some substance there? Maybe the last one was a dud and you’re really hoping the next one will be The One.

Yes, I’m talking about finding your next book to read.

The month of love is upon us, so dear reader, why not sit back and leave the matchmaking to us? Depending on what you’re in the mood for, we have some worthy contenders available to borrow from your library in the Libby reading app. Some are fresh on the market and others have been around the block a few times, but either way, it just might be love.

What genre do you want to read?

What genre do you want to read?

A. In the mood for some romance.

B. Forget Valentine’s Day, take me back to Halloween and let’s get scary.

C. I want to know the inner workings of someone’s soul.

D. This holiday is depressing. I just want to laugh!


❤️ If you said A, then try...The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

❤️ If you said B, then try...Bird Box by Josh Malerman

❤️ If you said C, then try...Craigslist Confessional by Helena Dea Bala

❤️ If you said D, then try...I’m More Dateable Than a Plate of Refried Beans by Ginny Hogan

How long do you want the book to be?

How long do you want the book to be?

A. Short and sassy.

B. I’ve got time, make it a longer read.

C. It needs to be just right...not too short, not too long.

D. Don’t care as long as it’s good.


💙 If you said A, then try...The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs

💙 If you said B, then try...A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

💙 If you said C, then try...Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

💙 If you said D, then try...The Survivalists by Kashana Cauley

What kind of tone are you in the mood for?

What kind of tone are you in the mood for?

A. We could all use a little more empathy.

B. An easy, breezy, light-hearted read.

C. Take me back to the good ole’ days.

D. Make me think.


🧡 If you said A, then try...White Bird by R. J. Palacio

🧡 If you said B, then try...The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

🧡 If you said C, then try...The Mitford Affair by Marie Benedict

🧡 If you said D, then try...Think Again by Adam Grant

What do you want to listen to?

What do you want to listen to?

A. Let’s get real—I want the author narrating their own story.

B. Entertain me with lots of different voices.

C. The more the merrier, I want a whole cast of characters.

D. Add music and sound effects to my listening experience.


💚 If you said A, then try...The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl

💚 If you said B, then try...Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

💚 If you said C, then try...Acts of Violet by Margarita Montimore

💚 If you said D, then try...Sadie by Courtney Summers

Which books will you try? Explore these and many more on the free Libby app from your library.

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About the Author

Annie Suhy has been working in the book industry since 2006. When she’s not working, practicing yoga or petting cats, she’s doing paint-by-numbers or buying more plants. An avid poetry fan, her favorite collection is "The Splinter Factory" by Jeffrey McDaniel.

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