Reading Suggestions

These following books are available in Overdrive/Libby and/or Hoopla in either e-book or audiobook format. You only need a library card and your pin number to download books. Please link here to learn more. Don't have a libary card? no problem, please apply here, and get a temporary virtual library ID for 3 months as long as you are Tuckahoe residents.

Books that bring Comfort (source: New York Times, 3/18/2020) Authors are just like the rest of us — they like to soothe their anxieties by losing themselves in the pages of a beloved book. Here are some of the ones they turn to when times get tough.

  • Celeste NgThe Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Elizabeth GilbertThe Summer Book by Tove Jansson
  • Kiley ReidBird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • Lily King: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • Ruth WareLove in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
  • Bryan StevensonThe Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Madeline MillerFingersmith by Sarah Waters
  • Ann PatchettWriters & Lovers by Lily King
  • Erik LarsonNews of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • Min Jin LeeCousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
  • Glennon DoyleTiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  • J. Courtney Sullivan The In-Betweens by Mira Ptacin
  • Amy BloomLedger by Jane Hirshfield
  • Joshua FerrisGilead by Marilyn Robinson
  • Lucy KalanithiZen Shorts by Jon J. Muth

These following e-books are available in Hoopla:

  • Learn Something New:
  • Knitting: 25 Chic and Easy Pieces by Kris Percival
  • The Knit Vibe by Vicki Howell
  • Slow Knitting by Hannah Thiessen
  • Crochet in a Day by Salena Baca
  • Hooked on Crochet by Candi Jensen
  • Delicate Crochet by Sharon Hernes
  • Get Ready for Spring Time:
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Gardening by various authors
  • Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs by Jim Wilson
  • Herb Gardening For Beginners by Timothy Tripp
  • Container Gardening Complete by Jessica Wallson
  • Writing and Publishing:
  • Story Craft by Jack Hart
  • 21 Ways to Write and Publish Your Non-Fiction Book by Kristen Eckstein
  • Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway
  • For Food, Wine and Beer Lovers:
  • A First Course in Cheese by Charlotte Kamin
  • The Wine Lover’s Apprentice by Katheleen Bershad
  • The Beer Wenches Guide to Beer by Ashley Routon
  • Beyond Canning by Autumn Giles
  • Famous Food Authors:
  • Mark Bittman - How to Cook Everything: The Basics
  • Ree Drummond - The Pioneer Woman: Come and Get it
  • Yotam Ottolenghi - Plenty
  • Joanna Gaines - Magnolia Table
  • Listen to an Entertaining Story - Audiobooks available
  • Lord of the Rings by J.R. Tolkien
    • Lord of the Rings (Overdrive)
    • The Fellowship of the Rings (Hoopla)
    • The Two Towers (Hoopla)
    • The Return of the King (Hoopla)
  • Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin
    • A Game of Thrones (Libby, Overdrive)
    • A Clash of Kings (Libby, Overdrive)
    • A Storm of Swords (Libby,Overdrive)
    • A Feast for Crows (Libby, Overdrive)
    • A Dance with Dragons (Libby, Overdrive)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    • The Hunger Games (Hoopla)
    • Catching Fire  (Hoopla)
    • Mockingjay (Hoopla)
  • The Harry Potter series is also available.