Recommended Reading

Looking for something to read? Your Rowan County Public Library can make a recommendation! Feel free to ask any library staff member what they’re reading right now, or for help finding something that you’ll enjoy. We’re working to add new ways of suggesting materials to patrons all the time, so be sure to check back on this page and around our website for updated content, like our quarterly staff picks.

You can also click on any of the links below to find award-winning media across genres and categories; something is sure to catch your interest!


ALA Best Books for Young Adults
ALA Notable Books for Children
Agatha Awards (mystery)
Anthony Awards (mystery)
Bram Stoker Awards (horror)
Dagger Awards (crime)
Caldecott Medal winners
Coretta Scott King Awards
Edgar Awards (horror)
GLAAD Media Awards (LGBTQ+)
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
Hugo Awards
Indie bestsellers
Michael L. Printz Awards
National Book Critics Circle Awards
National Science Teachers’ Association bestsellers
The New York Times bestsellers
Publishers Weekly booklist
Pultizer Prize winners
Spur Awards (western)
Stonewall Book Awards (LGBTQ+)
Man Booker Prize winners
World Fantasy Awards (fantasy)