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Let’s Get Lit

 In this series, library staff discuss and give surefire reading, listening, and watching recommendations.  There is a mixture of new and old titles from our collection that we think our patrons will enjoy.  New episodes are released every second and fourth Friday of the month and are available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts,  Spotify, and Google Podcasts!  

Let’s Get Lit  – Titles by Episode 


The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen –

Colson Whitehead –

How To Be A Good Creature by Sy Montgomery –

This Is How We Celebrate

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino –

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote –

Breakfast at Tiffany’s –

The Diversity of Life by Edward O. Wilson

Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens –

Krampus (2015) –

Shop Around the Corner (1940) –

It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)

The Bishop’s Wife (1947) –

Preacher’s Wife (1996) –

Last Christmas (2019) –

Jingle Jangle (2020) – Netflix

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig –

Come With Me by Ronald Malfi –

A Holiday for Murder by Agatha Christie –

Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard

The Haunting Season: eight ghostly tales for long winter nights –

Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen –

The Night Before Christmas by Clemet Clarke Moore –

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill –

Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox –

Secret Santa by Andrew Shaffer –

One by One by Ruth Ware –

A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw –

Watch episodes of the Allegany County Library’s Let’s Get Lit book recommendation series! We’d love to hear suggestions or you can ask us for recommendations to mention in future episodes Email:, Phone: 301-777-1200, Facebook