If you’re always on the lookout for your next great read, there are some websites you should know about:
NoveList. The library subscribes to NoveList, which gives you access to high-quality book reviews and recommendations. Just type in a book that you enjoyed and NoveList offers hand-picked recommendations for other books that are just like it. I am addicted to this site! Note that you need to log in with your library card number to access NoveList — it’s so worth it.
Have You Heard About…? This is the library’s own reading recommendation blog. The librarians you know and love give unbiased reviews of books we’ve recently read. The great thing about this blog is the range of genres covered – we read everything from romances to horror and engrossing true stories.
Fantastic Fiction. This is the site I use to get information about a book series or to find upcoming book releases. Instead of providing a typical bibliography in chronological order, this site organizes books in series order. So useful! Popular authors also have their own reading recommendations at the bottom of their page.
Goodreads. Goodreads uses lists of books you’ve read to make reading recommendations for you. Create an account and start entering titles you’ve enjoyed – the more books you put in, the better your recommendations will be. Goodreads uses crowd-sourced information so it’s not the same as getting a personalized reading recommendation, but it’s fun! You can also find your friends on Goodreads and share recommendations.