Looking for a good book? Here are some resources to help you find the perfect read.
In the library
Stop by our Reader’s Advisory shelves near the Reference desk to look at a variety of books bursting with recommendations in every imaginable genre.
Pick up your free copy of Bookpage, a monthly newspaper full of reviews of new books.
Reader’s Preference Survey – NEW! This detailed online survey allows readers to put into words what they’d like to be reading. Take a few minutes to fill it out. In 10 business days, a librarian will contact you with a list of thoughtfully selected books.
Library Databases – You can access these from home with your library card number
Books and Authors Find books by author, title genre, or by choosing a type of character, location, subject, or time period.
Novelist Search for books by describing a plot, get read-alike recommendations, or browse themed book lists.
Book Award Sites
Edgar Award for mystery
Hugo Awards for science fiction
Lambda Literary Awards for LGBT literature
Nebula Awards for science fiction and fantasy
Book recommendations, reviews, and blogs
Book Group Buzz Book reviews, reading guides, book discussion tips
Fantastic Fiction Science fiction and fantasy
Forever Young Adult Teen books for adults
Omnivoracious Amazon’s book blog
The Readers They also have a great podcast
Reading the Past Reviews of historical fiction
The Roaring 20s Book reviews for 20-somethings
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books Romance reviews
Stop, You’re Killing Me! Mystery and suspense
What’s Next Book in Series
Whichbook Use sliders to choose whether you want to read something happy or sad, conventional or unusual, funny or serious and many other factors, or view themed book lists.