Have you ever read a book and wanted to find another work just like it? Have you read all of an author’s work and are looking for another author who writes in the same style? Do you like novels or mysteries set in a particular time or place? Librarians can help you find what you are looking for. This service is called “Readers Advisory.”
With Readers Advisory, we can connect you with the books you like. Some of our ability comes from our own voracious reading habits, and some comes from knowing what is popular or recommended by our own patrons. We also use a number of print reference tools to assist us, such as Now Read This, Sequels, World Historical Fiction, Romance Fiction, American Historical Fiction, Genreflecting, Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers Advisory, Christian Fiction, Fang-Tastic Fiction, Mystery Readers Advisory, Nonfiction Readers Advisory, Women’s Fiction Authors, Readers Advisory Guides to Genre Blends, and others.
We also use online resources, such as Fiction-L. This site has an extensive number of booklists, and is a forum for Readers Advisory discussions. Goodreads is another site with a number of reviews and suggestions.
Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? We have a great solution called Novelist Plus which includes fiction and nonfiction. It helps readers of all ages find books that match their reading level and interests. Use it to find read-a-likes for your favorite titles or authors. Great for book groups since it has book reviews and book discussion guides. You need your library card to access from home. If you would like a demo come to the library and ask! We’d love to show you. Otherwise, Novelist has a number of tutorials to help get you started:
If you are looking for a book to read, ask our staff for suggestions. We want to help you find the perfect book!
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