Book Lists

Here are recommendations from Belmont Public Library staff on popular topics in fiction and nonfiction. See our Teen page and Children’s page for recommendations for these age groups.

Pride Booklist 2022 – Celebrate Pride Month with these LGBTQ+ titles available in print and on hoopla and OverDrive. (Past years: Pride Month 2021 plus an abbreviated list of new releases on hoopla and Overdrive can be found herePride Month 2020)

Transgender Book List 2021 – Observe Trans Month of Awareness and Trans Day of Remembrance with one of these fiction or nonfiction titles.

Indigenous Book list 2022 – Celebrate Indigenous heritage with these recommendations.

Hispanic Heritage Month book list – Observe all month long from September 15 to October 15, or whenever the mood strikes!

Black History – Black History is all our history. Read up on it anytime!

Asian American & Pacific Islander book list – Celebrate AAPI month in May or all year long. 

September 11 – Honor the lives lost in 2001 with a book from this list, for all ages.

Quarantine Fiction & Nonfiction – You might be stuck at home but that doesn’t mean you can’t access library resources. Check out these titles you can access from OverDrive or hoopla!

Holiday Gift Guide 2019 – Find the perfect gifts for your book, movie, and music lovers on your list with these suggestions from the Belmont Public Library staff.

Disabilities – Explore these stories from people with disabilities and positive representations in fiction.

Top Titles 2018 – See what your fellow Belmont Public Library patrons were reading with this list of the top circulating titles of 2018!

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 – Find the perfect gifts for your book, movie, and music lovers on your list with these suggestions from Belmont Public Library staff.

Medieval – Travel back in time with these books about the Middle Ages.

Road Trips – Get geared up for your next adventure with these books about road trips.

Touching All the Bases – Swing for the fences with this baseball themed list.

Pride Month 2018 – June is LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrate with these LGBTQ themed selections from Belmont Public Library staff.

Planting Ideas – Experienced and amateur green thumbs will enjoy titles from this list based on gardens.

Birds and the Bees – Birds and bees are both vital members of our local ecosystem. Learn more about both with this selection of titles recommended by Belmont Public Library staff.

Teams – Check out the power of teamwork with these books recommended by Belmont Public Library staff.

Libraries – Celebrate all things libraries with this selection of books about libraries and librarians.

Spring Cleaning – Get rid of the clutter in your life with these books about cleaning and organization.

Hollywood – Take a look at what goes on in Tinseltown when the lights and cameras are off with this book list inspired by Hollywood.

Winter Olympics 2018 – Celebrate what was at the 2018 Winter Olympics with this list of books about the Games and South Korea.

Football and the NFL – Football fans, whether cheering for the Patriots or not, will enjoy this list of books about football and the NFL.

Top Titles 2017 – Take a look at what everyone was reading in 2017 with this list of the top 100 books checked out by Belmont patrons for the year.

Star Wars – If the movies aren’t enough for you check out this book list that explores the Star Wars Universe and our own.

Is there a theme you would like to see used in one of our book lists? Send your suggestions to Chris Tremblay at [email protected].

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