JMRL Reads: A Wiki for Sharing Information about Books for Readers of All Ages

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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

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.



  • 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.

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!

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:

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