Let staff help you find enjoyable books to read. Please take a few moments to complete our What You Like form and share your reading preferences with us so staff may create a personalized reading list for you. [hr] Name * Library Card Number * Phone Number * We may use this number to contact you with questions. How would you prefer to receive your list? Email Address Mailing Address Email Address Mailing Address To help you get started, a list of fiction reading categories has been provided. Show Hide Fiction GENRES: Different types of stories Western stories feature a hero who arrives to right the wrong of the often lawless, rugged landscape of the American Old West. Inspirational novels portray characters overcoming adversity or reaching new levels of understanding, characteristically involving a higher power. Science Fiction speculates about the potential uses of science and the future of mankind on this world and within the universe. Mystery books involve a detective, either a professional or amateur, investigating and solving a crime in a whodunit setting. Regional Fiction focuses on the characters, dialects and customs relating to specific regions, including tri-state areas. SUB-GENRES: More specific types of stories Romance novels focus on the relationship between two people overcoming conflict to reach an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending. Set in various times and places, this genre includes historical, contemporary, time-travel, paranormal and chick-lit. Suspense novels, or thrillers, lead the reader through a sense of anticipation and foreboding as the story builds...will the criminal be caught before committing another crime? Fantasy is based on magic or the supernatural and deals with the impossible; the realm of fairies, dragons, unicorns and sorcerers. Realistic Fiction has believeable events which can actually occur in life whether in a historical setting (taking place in a remote time) or a contemporary setting (taking place today or in the recent past.) Historical Fiction is set in the past, before the author's lifetime and experience, and enriches the reader's knowledge of past events, lives and customs. To help you get started, a list of non-fiction reading categories has been provided. Show Hide Non-Fiction General outline of the Dewey Decimal System: 000 -- Generalities Includes Aliens, Bigfoot, Computers, Encyclopedias 100 -- Philosophy and Psychology Includes Supernatural, Psychics, Astrology, Self-Help 200 -- Religion Includes World Religions, Mythology 300 -- Social Sciences Includes True Crime, Education, Folk Lore 400 -- Language Includes Foreign Languages, Sign Language, Dictionaries 500 -- Science Includes Math, Nature Guides (Birds, Trees, Insects) 600 -- Applied Sciences Includes Cookbooks, Car Repair, Pets, Home Improvement 700 -- Arts Includes Scrapbooking, Drawing, Quilting, Sewing, Painting, Landscaping, Music, Sports 800 -- Literature Includes Poetry, Plays, Publishing, Critical Analysis, Jokes 900 -- History/Geography/Biography Includes Travel Guides, Military History, Genealogy I like to read books from the following collections: Adult Fiction Adult Non-Fiction Young Adult Large Print Audio Books I like to read Non-Fiction books about: Biographies True Crime Other Other: I prefer these fiction genres or categories: Western Inspirational Sci-Fi Mystery Regional Fiction I prefer these fiction sub-genres or sub-categories: Romance Suspense Fantasy Realistic Historical (Specify Time Period) Time Period Please list 2-3 books or authors that you've read and enjoyed. What about those appealed to you? (characters, settings, plot) Do you prefer stand-alone books or books in a series? Why? Is there anything else staff should note when creating a reading list for you?