Book Hunters

Book Hunters in Brief: Sherlock Holmes

Book Hunters in Brief graphic: Have You Been Sherlocked?Every Friday on Facebook and Tumblr, HCPL's award-winning Book Hunters share read-alikes organized around a theme: popular titles or authors, favorite characters, pop culture trends and more--all in a snazzy graphic format with quick links to HCPL's catalog.

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This week, Book Hunters suggest some updates on the Great Detective himself, Sherlock Holmes. Check 'em out!
Death Cloud by Andrew Lane
The Scientific Sherlock Holmes by James F. O'Brien
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye
A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman

Not a fan of Sherlock? Book Hunters will make you a customized reading list. Just tell us what you like!

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Book Hunters in Brief: Nordic Noir

Book Hunters in Brief #6: Nordic NoirIf you're a fan of Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole mysteries, Book Hunters recommends these chilly read-alikes.

The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander mysteries) by Henning Mankell

The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström mysteries) by Camilla Läckberg

The Keeper of Lost Causes (The Department Q series) by Jussi Adler-Olsen

If none of these is your cup of glögg, visit Book Hunters, tell us what you like and in a couple weeks or less, we'll send you a reading list customized to your tastes.

Best Reads of 2012 Selected by Book Hunters

Are you looking for something good to read?  The HCPL Book Hunters have selected the best books they read in 2012.  Selections include adult fiction and adult nonfiction; children's literature; and teen literature. For personalized book recommendations, fill out a Book Hunters profile today.

PinterestSeveral titles were picked by multiple book hunters; these are featured below.  Visit us on Pinterest for the complete selection of titles.

HCPL Book Hunters Receives 2012 Highsmith Library Award

Book Hunters AwardWe are very excited to announce that the  Book Hunters! Your Personal Reading Consultants is the public library recipient of the 2012 Highsmith Library Award from the Texas Library Association. eBranch Librarian Grace Lillevig and Linda Stevens, Coordinator of Marketing and Programming accepted the award of behalf of Harris County Public Library at the Second General Session at the TLA conference, in Houston on April 19, 2012.  The award is for “libraries that have implemented creative marketing projects and/or promotions to enhance their visibility within their service community.”  

The Book Hunters service offers personalized book recommendations based on the preferences listed by the reader.  Are you looking for something new to read?  Try it out today.

Congratulations to all of the Harris County Public Library Book Hunters

Best Reads of 2011 Selected by Book Hunters

Are you looking for something good to read?  The HCPL Book Hunters have selected the best books they read in 2011.  Selections include adult fiction, older fiction, and nonfiction; children's literature; and teen literature. For personalized book recommendations, fill out a Book Hunters profile today.

PinterestSeveral titles in each category were picked by multiple book hunters; these are featured below.  Visit us on Pinterest for the complete selection of titles.

Summer Reading Poll: Have You Asked a Librarian or Book Hunters Online to Help You Find Something Good to Read?

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