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What to Read Next
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Booklists and reading suggestions from the team at Monroe Public Library (below in PDF format). Get text versions of the booklists on our blog! (in progress)
After The Handmaid's Tale Just finished reading or watching The Handmaid's Tale? Try these women-led tales of dystopia and nonfiction about women's experiences in society.
Essays and Short Nonfiction When you have just a little time, read an essay or two.
Fun with History Do you like witty anecdotes from writers like Sarah Vowell or Bill Bryson? Do you like interesting and detailed facts about forgotten moments in American History? Give these reads a try.
Gender Identity Whether exploring for yourself, or learning about someone you love, we have plenty of reading materials about gender.
Guns and Gun Violence A divisive subject in the United States, but one that is omnipresent in our lives. This list contains many personal experiences of mass shootings, among other topics.
Inventions and Discoveries The world is filled with brilliant minds who explore and experiment to improve human life. Read about some of these trailblazers!
Looking for Home Would you like to know more about refugees and displaced people, both in the United States and around the world? Take a look at this list.
Modern Westerns Take a look at these modern novels that may appeal to readers of classic Westerns.
Race and Racism in the United States Hoping to learn about the history of this country and the current experiences of others? These titles can foster discussion and understanding. Updated May 2019.
Social Media A booklist with various takes on social media and the internet, and how they have impacted our culture and society.
Women's Health Take a personal look at women's health with these memoirs and other nonfiction works.