Booked in Saint Paul

Reader's Advisory TeamReading suggestions from Saint Paul Public Library staff.

Current Issue

This month: Non-fiction selections for Women's History Month


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Past Issues


  • February - African American History
  • January - Start off your New Year's Resolution to read more by checking out one of these titles recommended by Arlington Hills staff!


  • October - Books you can get lost in.
  • July - Asian American authors and authors from East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
  • June - first books to get you started on science-fiction and fantasy series.
  • April - books about criminal justice reform.
  • February - books about and authors from countries affected by the recent travel ban
  • January - living or traveling in different countries.


  • December - fantasy and science fiction.
  • November - favorite titles from Saint Paul's City Council.
  • October - spooky reads!
  • July - some good audiobooks!
  • June - Children's stories with characters that are humorous, lovable, and full of fun and mischief.
  • May - Science fiction by women authors.
  • April - Poetry: recent works and a few old favorites.
  • March - Gothic fiction.
  • February - Graphic novels and fiction featuring African-American protagonists and authors.
  • January - 15 books to carry you through the winter.


  • December - Teen books featuring people of color as protagonists.
  • November - Books set in the British Isles.
  • October - The interplay between reality and fiction, art and life, and the real world and the world of dreams.
  • September  - Some formative favorites.
  • Summer - Poetry and thrillers.
  • May - Fantasy and science fiction (and more).
  • April  - Young Adult and New Adult genre stories.
  • March - Humorous mysteries, historical fiction and mysteries, children's and teen literature with quirky characters, romantic comedies and suspense.
  • February - Minnesota authors and books set in Minnesota.
  • January - Anders from George Latimer Central Library picks 20 fun favorites.


  • December  - Fiction about the immigrant experience.
  • November  - Amy from Merriam Park picks some favorites.
  • October  - Mara from Merriam Park (and Hennepin County Library!) picks her favorites.
  • September  - Novels set in the Southwest.
  • August - 25 books you might enjoy, selected by the library's Reader's Advisory Committee
  • July - We like big books.
  • May - Middle-grade and young adult literature.
  • April - Books about mountain climbing.
  • March - The "double-take list": amusing titles that need to be investigated further.
  • February - Quirky characters and novels.
  • January - Karen from Rice Street reads 11 books from her home bookshelves.


  • November/December - Humorous travel memoirs, Minnesota Book Award authors, and other recommended titles.
  • October - "Teen" books for adults / "Adult" books for teens.
  • August/September - Book club suggestions.
  • July - "If Only They Could Talk" -- books with nonhuman narrators.
  • May/June - "Tartan noir" and Scottish mysteries
  • April - "Find a Book on Facebook" suggestions.
  • March - Mystery and travel.
  • February - Staff favorites.
  • January -Science fiction and fantasy.