What to read next: Lucky #7 titles

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

The number seven is known for being perfect, prime, and lucky. It symbolizes completeness. These books feature the number seven in their titles and are stories about the search for that same sense of wholeness.

You can find all of the title suggestions below available in your digital library through Media on Demand and Libby and/or Hoopla.

Lucky #7 reads


The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

What’s the appeal? This is a sweeping family saga following adopted sisters as they explore their pasts. 

Description: Gathering at their Lake Geneva estate when their adoptive father passes away, six sisters receive tantalizing clues about their true heritage, prompting Maia to journey to Rio de Janeiro to learn the story of her parents’ forbidden love.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook), Hoopla (digital audiobook)

Team Seven by Marcus Burke

What’s the appeal? Family is everything, even when they’re flawed and dysfunctional.

Description: A coming-of-age, semi-autobiographical tale on the realities of black inner-city life, written by a MacArthur grant recipient, follows the experiences of young Andre Battel as he grows away from his Jamaican family, discovers basketball court talents, and turns drug dealer for a street gang.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook), Hoopla (digital audiobook)

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

What’s the appeal? Old Hollywood glamour meets the inevitability of age and time leading to reflection through journalism.

Description: When an aging and reclusive Hollywood icon selects an unknown magazine reporter to write her life story, the baffled journalist forges deep ties with the actress during a complicated interview process that exposes their tragic common history.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook and digital audiobook)

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

What’s the appeal? A long read exploring the unstable politics and society of Jamaica.

Description: A tale inspired by the 1976 attempted assassination of Bob Marley spans decades and continents to explore the experiences of journalists, drug dealers, killers, and ghosts against a backdrop of period social and political turmoil.

Stream download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook and digital audiobook), Hoopla (digital audiobook)

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction by Diana Gabaldon

What’s the appeal? This collection of Outlander short stories is mostly about Jamie, just picture Sam Heughan.

Description: Collects seven novellas set in the Outlander universe, featuring the beloved character Jamie Fraser, and includes the two previously unpublished stories: “Besieged,” a tale about Lord John Grey, and “A Fugitive Green,” centering on Lord John’s brother, Hal. 

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

Seven Letters From Paris by Samantha Vérant

What’s the appeal? A memoir about finding yourself through love.

Description: At age 40, Samantha Vérant’s life is falling apart. Then one day she finds seven old love letters written by Jean-Luc, the sexy French scientist she met in Paris when she was 19. She tracks him down online, and what starts out as flirty e-mails transforms into pure romance as Samantha visits France to see Jean-Luc for the first time in 20 years. Reunited with her lost love in Paris, Samantha realizes that she has finally found what she was looking for all along. 

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

About Dontaná

Dontaná is a Collection Management Librarian who was born with an unending reading list. She is almost always reading two books simultaneously and is easily distracted by cool covers.  

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