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==Welcome to JMRL Reads==
  
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JMRL Reads is your resource for finding great books from the [http://www.jmrl.org Jefferson-Madison Regional Library].
  
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Browse the [[Special:Categories|Categories]] link to browse by genre, or use the search bar to get started. 
  
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This wiki is run by the staff of the [http://www.jmrl.org Jefferson-Madison Regional Library] (Charlottesville, Va.) If you would like to help add to the wiki, please see the section below to [[#Become a Contributor|Become a Contributor]].
  
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==Featured Lists==
  
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Featured lists include new lists, newly updated lists, and lists that are pertinent right now!
  
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===Adults===
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*[[Fantasy (Adult Fiction)]] - Delve into the fantasy genre with a wide variety of fantasy novels.
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*[[Jojo Moyes Read-Alikes]] - Loved the literary romance ''Me Plus You'' by Jojo Moyes? You'll like this read-alike list that involves some romance, great character development, and thought-provoking drama.
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*[[Rural Noir (Adults)]] - Drawing on the Southern Gothic literary tradition of William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor married with the hardboiled noir style of crime fiction like that of James Cain, rural noir features the criminal element of hardscrabble characters in ramshackle, backwoods environs. Usually Southern or Midwestern, these are desperate areas in hard times, and the stories that come out of them are full of moody atmosphere and humanity laid bare. Plenty of family feuds and revenge gone awry. Characters are tough, smart, and resourceful, and the criminal element adds grit and violence, often tempered by a dark humor.
  
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===Teens===
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*[[African-American Authors (Young Adult Fiction)]] - Delve into stories featuring African American teens that touch on relationships, family issues, hilarious road trips, and more.
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*[[Beyond Young Adult: Adult Titles with Teen Appeal]] - Not all books with teen appeal are in the Young Adult section. Here are some of our favorite adult titles that are great for young adults.
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*[[Manga Madness: It's Everywhere]] - Manga is an immensely popular format making it difficult to limit any list to a reasonable length. This list is a mix of JMRL Teen Librarians' personal favorites and big-name classic titles.
  
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===Kids===
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*[[Very Visual Nonfiction]] - Nonfiction titles for young readers that convey most of their information through images and whose design is a delight for any age.
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*[[Storytime Favorites - Preschool]] - Looking for a great read-aloud for your preschooler while storytime isn't in session? Try one of these storytime favorites used by many JMRL librarians which are sure to please your little reader.
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*[[Giving Tree Book Suggestions]] - Whether for a child for the JMRL Giving Tree, or a gift for a special child in your life, this a list of fun books that early readers will love. Includes bilingual and Spanish books.
  
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==Book Groups==
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Try the [[:Category:Book Groups|book groups]] category to find one that suits your tastes.  Is yours not listed?  We welcome you to add it, and let us know what you're reading and talking about!
  
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===Book Group Resources===
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*[[Book Club Kits]]
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*[[Big Read]]
  
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===Central Library===
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*[[Black Authors Reading Group (Central Library)]]
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*[[Book Bag: A Tween Book Group (ages 9-12)]] (Central Library)
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*[[Books on Tap: A Brewery Book Club]]
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*[[Brown Baggers Book Group]] (Central Library)
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*[[Pizza & Paperbacks]] (Central Library)
  
==Introduction==
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===Crozet Library===
JMRL Reads is a place for you to both find and leave information about books. We are collecting suggestions for good reads from library staff members and from our users. Using the '''categories''' link on the left sidebar is the best way to browse the wiki for content (see the section just below on how categories work in the wiki for more information). You can also type a term into the search box, located on the left sidebar as well. Check back often for updated lists or add your own favorites. Find out what staff are [http://library.booksite.com/6256/nl/?list=CNL2 reading now]
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*[[Crozet Teen Book Club]]
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**The Literati (Grades 9-12) at Crozet Library
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**R.A.D. (Read and Discuss) at Crozet Library
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**Yak & Snack (Grades 6-9) at Crozet Library
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*[[Monday Night Book Group (Crozet Library)]]
  
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===Gordon Avenue Library===
  
This wiki is run by the staff of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (Charlottesville, Va.) For technical questions contact [mailto:bb@jmrl.org Bob] or [mailto:reese@jmrl.org Ginny].  If you're new to wikis check out the pages under the section "Help for Using the Wiki".  Please play nicely in the wiki.  Check out [[Guidelines for Use of the Wiki]].  This wiki and all content herein is licensed under the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike] license of [http://creativecommons.org/ Creative Commons].  To use content on this wiki you'll need to check the terms of the license.
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*Graphically Speaking: Graphic Novel/Manga Teen Book Club (Gordon Avenue Library) ''page coming soon''
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*[[Wednesday Evening Book Group (Gordon Avenue Library)]]
  
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===Greene County Library===
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*[[First Thursday Book Group]] (Greene County Library)
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*[[Rapunzel "Reads"]] (Greene County Library)
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*[[Sharks of Greene County Library (ages 9-14)]]
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*[[Bibliophiles]] (Grades 8-12)
  
''EDITORS PLEASE NOTE'': When naming new articles, unless your title consists of a very general term describing a category of books that exists across all age ranges, please specify adult, young adult, or juvenile in parentheses as part of the title.  For example, if you're starting a new article on Young Adult ghost stories, don't name your article "Ghost Stories": please name it "Ghost Stories (young adult)".
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===Louisa County Library===
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*[[Louisa Bookworms]] (Louisa County Library)
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*[[Tuesday Evening Discussion Group (Louisa County Library)]]
  
==Wiki User Community==
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===Nelson Memorial Library===
Anyone can edit this wiki! You do need to register (create an account) to be able to edit though. This helps protect the wiki from vandalism and spam.  To get an account please send an email to any one of the following administrators: [mailto:bb@jmrl.org Bob], [mailto:reese@jmrl.org Ginny], [mailto:mdickens@jmrl.org Meredith], [mailto:michellebe@jmrl.org Michelle], or [mailto:shamfeldt@jmrl.org Sarah].  Please tell us what you would like to have as your username, and also give your real name. The administrator will send you an email with your username and password.  You should change your password on your initial login. That's it!  Please feel free to add new categories, new pages, and edit content already here. You can also add external links, as appropriate. If you are an author, please do not promote your own books on the wiki.
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*[[Brown Bag Book Club]] (Nelson Memorial Library)
  
Every page has a '''history''' tab. Click it to see the '''editing history''' of the page, which also shows the signature of the user that made the changes or edits.  Every page has a discussion tab as well, a page where users can make comments or talk back and forth about a page.  When you write on a discussion page you should sign your entries.
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===Northside Library===
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*[[Book Bugs Book Group]] (Northside Library)
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* Book Buzz Book Club - Ages 14-18 (Northside Library) ''page coming soon''
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*[[Chapter Chats YA Book Group]] (Northside Library)
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*[[Northside Library Wednesday Evening Book Group]]
  
If you're going to edit the wiki, it would be nice if you would add yourself to the '''[[Wiki User List]]'''. Just click on the edit tab to see how to format your entry.  Your entry in the list should link to your user page where you can write a bit about yourself.  If you edit the wiki a lot, you may establish a reputation, and other users may like to know who you are.
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===Scottsville Library===
  
==Help for Using the Wiki==
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*[[Inklings (Young Adult Book Club)]] (Scottsville Library)
[[Tips Page]] for getting started on the right foot
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*Scottsville Library Book Group (Scottsville Library) ''page coming soon''
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing#Basic_text_formatting Basic Editing Help] from Wikipedia.
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==Become a Contributor==
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Do you want to help edit and add to the Wiki? You need to create an account to edit these pages. Please send an email to [mailto:ht@jmrl.org Hayley], and provide your real name and your requested username. The administrator will send you an email with your username and password (which you should change on initial login).  
  
[[Guidelines for Use of the Wiki]]
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Before you start, check out these pages:
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*[[How to Contribute to JMRL Reads]]
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*[[Guidelines for Use of the Wiki]]
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*[[Tips Page]]
  
==Categories in the Wiki==
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This wiki and all content herein is licensed under the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike] license of [http://creativecommons.org/ Creative Commons]. To use content on this wiki you'll need to check the terms of the license.
Click here to see the list of all categories in the wiki: [[:Special:Categories | Wiki Categories]]. Categories are a tool for organizing the content of the wiki into topical groupings.  A category is simply a group of articles with a "category tag" in common. Or said another way, you don't "put" an article in a category, you put a "category tag" into an article.  This then makes the article findable by listing it under that category. Of course you can also use the search box to look for stuff in the wiki.    
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Every category also has a "category page".  This is a page with an introductory note explaining what the category is about, and the category page also automatically generates an alphabetical list of article titles If you want to add a new category to the wiki, just add the tag for the new category at the end of your article. The link to the new category page will be in red, indicating that it does not exist yet.  Click the link to create the category page.  Please check the list of categories before adding a new one, to see if there is already a category that covers the content.  Please, please consider new category names carefully, because while articles can be renamed fairly easily using the move tab it is a non-trivial matter to rename a category.
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==How to Use the Wiki==
 
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*[[Tips Page]] for getting started on the right foot
==Book Groups==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing#Basic_text_formatting Basic Editing Help] from Wikipedia.
Try the [[:Category:Book Groups|book groups]] category to find one that suits your tastes.  Is yours not listed?  We welcome you to add it, and let us know what you're reading and talking about!
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*[[Guidelines for Use of the Wiki]]
*[[Big Read]]
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*[[Book Babes: for teen girls 14 & up (Greene County Library)]]
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*[[Book Bag: A Tween Book Group (ages 9-12)]] (Central Library)
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*[[Book Bugs Book Group]] (Northside Library)
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*[[Brown Bag Book Club]] (Nelson Memorial Library)
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*[[Brown Baggers Book Group]] (Central Library)
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*[[Chapter Chats YA Book Group]] (Northside Library)
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*[[Chips & Chapters YA Book Group]] (Central Library)
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*[[First Thursday Book Group]] (Greene County Library)
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*[[Inklings (Young Adult Book Club)]]  (Scottsville Library)
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*[[Northside Library Wednesday Evening Book Group]]
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*[[Rapunzel "Reads"]] (Greene County Library)
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*[[Sharks of Greene County Library (ages 9-14)]]
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*[[TWEENS (Bookclub for 10-12 Year olds)]]  (Scottsville Library) 
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*[[YABL (Young Adult Book Lovers)]] (Crozet Library)
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Latest revision as of 18:50, 2 December 2016

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Welcome to JMRL Reads

JMRL Reads is your resource for finding great books from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.

Browse the Categories link to browse by genre, or use the search bar to get started.

This wiki is run by the staff of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (Charlottesville, Va.) If you would like to help add to the wiki, please see the section below to Become a Contributor.

Featured Lists

Featured lists include new lists, newly updated lists, and lists that are pertinent right now!

Adults

  • Fantasy (Adult Fiction) - Delve into the fantasy genre with a wide variety of fantasy novels.
  • Jojo Moyes Read-Alikes - Loved the literary romance Me Plus You by Jojo Moyes? You'll like this read-alike list that involves some romance, great character development, and thought-provoking drama.
  • Rural Noir (Adults) - Drawing on the Southern Gothic literary tradition of William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor married with the hardboiled noir style of crime fiction like that of James Cain, rural noir features the criminal element of hardscrabble characters in ramshackle, backwoods environs. Usually Southern or Midwestern, these are desperate areas in hard times, and the stories that come out of them are full of moody atmosphere and humanity laid bare. Plenty of family feuds and revenge gone awry. Characters are tough, smart, and resourceful, and the criminal element adds grit and violence, often tempered by a dark humor.

Teens

Kids

  • Very Visual Nonfiction - Nonfiction titles for young readers that convey most of their information through images and whose design is a delight for any age.
  • Storytime Favorites - Preschool - Looking for a great read-aloud for your preschooler while storytime isn't in session? Try one of these storytime favorites used by many JMRL librarians which are sure to please your little reader.
  • Giving Tree Book Suggestions - Whether for a child for the JMRL Giving Tree, or a gift for a special child in your life, this a list of fun books that early readers will love. Includes bilingual and Spanish books.

Book Groups

Try the book groups category to find one that suits your tastes. Is yours not listed? We welcome you to add it, and let us know what you're reading and talking about!

Book Group Resources

Central Library

Crozet Library

Gordon Avenue Library

Greene County Library

Louisa County Library

Nelson Memorial Library

Northside Library

Scottsville Library

Become a Contributor

Do you want to help edit and add to the Wiki? You need to create an account to edit these pages. Please send an email to Hayley, and provide your real name and your requested username. The administrator will send you an email with your username and password (which you should change on initial login).

Before you start, check out these pages:

This wiki and all content herein is licensed under the Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike license of Creative Commons. To use content on this wiki you'll need to check the terms of the license.

How to Use the Wiki