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Mental Health: A History

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), now in its fifth edition, is used as an authority for psychiatric diagnosis and is constantly under criticism, in controversy, or under revision. Clearly, the diagnosis of mental disorders in an ever-evolving practice. Here are a few books on the history of mental health.Read More ›

Bibliotherapy: A Little Self-Help

If the gray days of winter have you feeling blue, try a little self-help reading. Warning! May cause mindfulness, self-awareness, and a better psychic state. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: January 24, 2016

Did you love Girl on the Train? The Martian? All the Light We Cannot See? We've got some read alikes for you.Read More ›

Fascinating Histories

Question: What do vitamins, autism, rain, the Chamber of Commerce, DARPA, St. Mark's Place, and the Vatican all have in common? Answer: Recently published, well researched, and reported histories. Read More ›

Unlikely Friendships in Children's Books

Much like the gifs, memes, and images we find online, children's fiction is also full of unlikely animal friendships. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: January 10, 2015

A repeat of last week, except The Girl on the Train and All the Light We Cannot See swapped spots. The top five still held strong throughout the holiday shopping. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: January 3, 2016

A few popular titles that slipped off the list for a time are back this week: The Martian, The Girl on the Train, and All the Light We Cannot See. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: December 27, 2015

Grisham, Patterson, Baldacci, Koontz and welcome back to The Martian this week in the top five. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: December 13, 2015

Four thrillers, plus one romance to round out the list.Read More ›

NYPL Holiday Shopping Guide

Happy Holidays! Here are some of our 2015 favorites for the readers on your list. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 22, 2015

Los Angeles crime dominates the top five this week, follwed by some small town crime and survival on Mars. Read More ›

Lost in Place: Middle School Novels Set in NYC

Here are a few contemporary titles that capture that sense of young, daring adventure in NYC.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 15, 2015

Michael Connelly, Nora Roberts, Stephen King and John Grisham and The Martian rank in the top five. No strangers to the bestseller list this week.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 8, 2015

A legal thriller and an intricately plotted gruesome mystery, Grisham and Galbraith join the top five this week.Read More ›

Introducing NoveList

We’ve added a new service to our suite of recommendation tools: NoveList, an interactive database that specializes in readers’ advisory. So how do you use it?Read More ›

Kids Music That Won’t Make Parents Want To Die

Kids have an amazing capacity for repetition. Here are a few collections of kids’ music to listen to around the house or in the car that you will be less likely to throw out the window upon the hundredth play.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 1, 2015

Secret pasts, government coverups, global intrigue and, of course, The Martian. If you are looking for more, here are a few read alikes for the top 5 bestsellers this week. 

#5 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed Foreign Affairs by Stuart Woods, more global intrigue:

Secrets of State by Matthew Palmer

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Back to the Bookish Future

In 1985, Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Crispin Glover brought time travel via DeLorean into the hearts and minds of Americans. Here are a few more tales of time travel.Read More ›

Simon Winchester's Favorite Books

Author Simon Winchester is our guest at LIVE from the NYPL on October 30 at 7 pm. We asked him to talk about his favorite books.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: October 25, 2015

A compilation of George R.R. Martin novellas, prequels to A Song of Ice and Fire enters the top 5 this week, along with some a new installment of the Mistborn series and new Mitch Rapp novel. Read More ›
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