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Leisure Reading Collection: Home

This guide is designed to explore the USC Upstate's Leisure Reading Collection and encourage reading for fun and leisure.

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Welcome to the USC Upstate's Leisure Reading Collection! This guide will help you locate popular fiction and non-fiction titles. Our Leisure Reading area is on the first floor of the library tucked in the back corner past children's books. The books are shelved in alphabetical order by the author's last name and are separated with Fiction together and Non-Fiction in a separate section. Please come and enjoy!

Search the Library Catalog

If you want to find books that the library has in its leisure reading collection, try searching for "leisure reading" in the search box below (or in the library catalog). You can also search for a specific Title or an Author.

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Web Sites about books

Looking for book recommendations? Books listed on these web pages may not be available in our Leisure reading collection but you may find a new title or author using these recommended reading lists.

  • Good Reads
    "Meet Your Next Favorite Book"
  • Libray Reads
    The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.
  • Library Thing
    A community of 1.8 million book lovers.
  • Novelry
    "There's more to the story..."
  • Sheflari
    "A community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers."
    *owned by Amazon*


How to leisure-read in college   

How to leisure-read in college

If I had a nickel for every time a friend said, “I wish I had time for leisure reading,” I’d be able to purchase every book on my Barnes and Noble wish list. One of the biggest complaints I hear amongst students on campus is that they don’t have [Read More...] 


5 ways to make time to read

1. Read what YOU want to read!

You will never allow yourself the time to read if it is not fun or interesting for you. Pride and Prejudice doesn’t bring you to tears? So what!? Find something you like. Go outside genres you are familiar with. Try The Hunger Games, a Jodi Picoult novel, or Tina Fey’s Bossypants.  [Read More...]

Interactive Poll

Tell us what you like to read! We want to know!!

Interactive Poll
Non-Fiction: 0 votes (0%)
Biographies: 0 votes (0%)
Crime: 0 votes (0%)
Science Fiction: 1 votes (10%)
Fantasy: 2 votes (20%)
Historical Fiction: 2 votes (20%)
Mystery/Suspense: 3 votes (30%)
Romance: 0 votes (0%)
Urban: 0 votes (0%)
Paranormal: 2 votes (20%)
Total Votes: 10