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Read Alikes

Not sure what to read? First choice not available? Try one of these read-alikes based on the book you wanted, or one you've enjoyed in the past. Suggestions have been compiled with the help of the NoveList database (available through NebraskAccess) and include titles we have in our Book Club Kit collection.

A Man Called Ove Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Lilac Girls Little Fires Everywhere The Lovely Bones The Handmaid's Tale The Help The Rosie Project The Aviator's Wife Where The Crawdads Sing Educated Station Eleven The Perisan Pickle Club Major Pettigrew's Last Stand The Alchemist One Tuesday Morning All the Light We Cannot See Gone Girl The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night The Memory Keeper's Daughter The Joy Luck Club Cold Sassy Tree Bel Canto How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents The Boy in the Black Suit

If you liked A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (quirky/sympathetic characters, upbeat tone, witty writing, mainstream fiction), you might try…

If you liked Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple (precocious narrator, quirky characers, sardonic/witty, intricately plotted, mainstream fiction), you might try…

If you liked Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (love during wartime, strong female characters, moving tone, compelling writing, historical fiction), you might try…

If you liked Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (unreliable narrator, twisted/unlikeable characters, intricate plot, fast-paced psychological suspense), you might try…

If you liked Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (complex characters, character-driven storyline, multiple perspectives, literary fiction), you might try…

If you liked The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (complex characters, moving tone, compelling writing, psychological fiction), you might try…

If you liked The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Dystopian fiction, complex characters, character-driven storyline, disturbing tone, lyrical writing), you might try…

If you liked The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Southern fiction, social issues, moving tone, historical fiction, women's lives), you might try…

If you liked The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin (strong female character, moving tone, lyrical writing, biographical/historical fiction), you might try…

If you liked Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Quirky/sympathetic characters, character-driven storyline, atmospheric tone, coming-of-age stories), you might try…

If you liked Educated by Tara Westover (memoir, eccentric/neglectful parents, heartwrenching tone, candid writing), you might try…

If you liked Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (apocalyptic fiction, flawed characters, nonlinear storyline, haunting tone, lyrical writing, science fiction), you might try…

If you liked Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (likeable characters, character-driven stoyrline, romantic tone, engaging writing, gentle reads, mainstream fiction), you might try…

If you liked The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (voyages and travels, plot-driven storyline, inspiring tone, lyrical writing, literacy fiction), you might try…

If you liked One Tuesday Morning (Christian fiction), you might try…

If you liked All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (complex characters, character-driven storyline, haunting tone, lyrical writing, literary/historical fiction), you might try…

If you liked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon (Ability-diverse, character-driven, psychological fiction), you might try…

If you liked The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (unhappy families, character-driven storyline, moving tone, pyschological fiction), you might try…

If you liked The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (women's lives and relationship, immigrant expericnes, authentic characters, characer-driven storyline, moving tone, lyrical writing, haracter-driven, historical fiction), you might try…

If you liked Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (moving, lyrical, literary fiction), you might try…

If you liked How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez (immigrant experiences, authentic characters, character-driven storyline, emotionally-intense tone, theme of coping with death) ), you might try…

If you liked The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds (Young Adult realistic fiction, African-American fiction character-driven storyline, heartwarming tone, woman's lives and relationships) ), you might try…

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