Monday, March 30, 2020

By Joanne Mengel

Avoid the long “e-lines” in Overdrive by checking out Lucky Day or Available Now titles. It’s super easy. Log in to Overdrive and the first thing you will see is the newly launched Lucky Day collection. Just like the Lucky Day books at the library, extra copies of popular titles were made available especially for you. No waiting required - popular titles available now! The only difference is the loan periods: maximum of seven days for e-books and 14 days for audiobooks.

No matter your reading taste, Overdrive has something for everyone. I confess: I am a hopeless romantic. A good romance novel helps me immerse myself and help cope with the stress we’re all experiencing right now. Fortunately, Overdrive makes genre-selection easy with the sort options. Click “see all” in the Lucky Day display, or click here.  

In sort, I clicked on Romance, and before me appeared a smorgasbord of author choices. In the mood for romantic fun? Janet Evanovich, famous for her Stephanie Plum mysteries, also has written the Fox and O’Hare series of six novels, and I see all of them listed on Overdrive. Start with The Heist

Prefer sweet and sappy? Try Debbie Macomber or Danielle Steel. Like your romance with a little more spice? Try Robyn Carr or Susan Mallery. Are cowboys your thing? Try Linda Lael Miller or Diana Palmer. If you are all about vampires or the supernatural, try Christine Feehan, J.R. Ward or Rebecca Zanetti. Dog lovers will enjoy Kristan Higgins’ books, and for those who prefer their romance with lots of spice, there are selections by Olivia Cunning, Sylvia Day or E.L. James.

Let me leave you with a few fiction author suggestions in addition to romance:

  • Historical or literature: Melanie Benjamin, Paula Hawkins or Martha Hall Kelly
  • Suspense: Tess Gerritsen, Dean Koontz or Kat Martin
  • Thriller: Lee Child, Harlan Coben or John Sandford

Check it out for yourself: so many choices. Need help downloading digital content? Step-by-step directions are found here. Happy reading and stay safe!

Joanne Mengel works in the FDL Public Library Reference department.