JMRL Reads: A Wiki for Sharing Information about Books for Readers of All Ages
- 1 Welcome to JMRL Reads
- 2 Featured Lists
- 3 Book Groups
- 4 Become a Contributor
- 5 How to Use the Wiki
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.
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Check out Writing at JMRL for a list of JMRL's writing resources, and if you are attempting the NaNoWriMo challenge (writing 50,000 words in 30 days), see the section on events to commiserate with fellow NaNoWriMers. For more information on all of our adult programs, see the JMRL website.
- Crime in Cold Places a bib by Marianne Ramsden - It's getting cold outside - try some of these great mysteries that read like Stieg Larsson.
- Small Town Stories (Adult) - If you like small town settings, check out this list full of quirky character, romances, mysteries, and nonfiction to get you started.
- Outstanding Audiobooks - When making your holiday trips, don't forget to take an audiobook for the long drive or plane trip - this page features a list of great fiction and nonfiction audio to make your trip outstanding.
- Myths in the Modern Age - Dip into these books based on mythology that will have Percy Jackson fans revved up and ready for adventure.
- You Think YOUR School is Weird? (Young Adult) - Gear up for the school year by escaping into one of these schools that ranks high on the weird meter.
- Spies and Intrigue - You'll find adventure galore in this list featuring teen spies.
- Step Up to Chapter Books - A great list of books that will introduce young readers to engaging chapter books that will grow your child's love of reading.
- Princess Books - The list that answers your child's insistence on "more princess books!"
- Beyond Captain Underpants - Tired of reading Captain Underpants? Try one of these read-alikes that goes beyond Captain Underpants.
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!
- Black Authors Reading Group (Central Library)
- Book Bag: A Tween Book Group (ages 9-12) (Central Library)
- Books on Tap: A Brewery Book Club
- Brown Baggers Book Group (Central Library)
- Central Teen Book Group (Central Library)
- Crozet Teen Book Club
- Literati Book Club (Grades 9-12) at Crozet Library
- Yak & Snack (Grades 6-9) at Crozet Library
- Monday Night Book Group (Crozet Library)
Gordon Avenue Library
- Graphically Speaking: Graphic Novel/Manga Teen Book Club (Gordon Avenue Library) page coming soon
- Wednesday Evening Book Group (Gordon Avenue Library)
Greene County Library
- First Thursday Book Group (Greene County Library)
- Rapunzel "Reads" (Greene County Library)
- Sharks of Greene County Library (ages 9-14)
- Bibliophiles (Grades 8-12)
Louisa County Library
- Louisa Bookworms (Louisa County Library)
- Tuesday Evening Discussion Group (Louisa County Library)
Nelson Memorial Library
- Brown Bag Book Club (Nelson Memorial Library)
- Book Bugs Book Group (Northside Library)
- Book Buzz Book Club - Ages 14-18 (Northside Library) page coming soon
- Chapter Chats YA Book Group (Northside Library)
- Northside Library Wednesday Evening Book Group
- Inklings (Young Adult Book Club) (Scottsville Library)
- Scottsville Library Book Group (Scottsville Library) page coming soon
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: