Looking for a good book? Here are some resources to help you find the perfect read. These resources are for adults – contact our Teen or Children’s Services departments for recommendations for those age groups.
On our website
Fill out our Book Recommendation Form with your likes and dislikes, and receive a customized list of books recommended just for you.
Novelist Database: Search for books by describing a plot, get read-alike recommendations, or browse themed book lists. You will need your library card number to log in. Novelists read-alikes also appear in the Minuteman catalog! Look up a book, click on the title, and scroll down to see if there are read-alikes.
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
Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
Book recommendations, reviews, and lists
Minuteman Network Booklists Top requests, lists by topic
5 in 15 Genre Series from Massachusetts librarians
Book Riot Lists, podcasts, and the yearly Read Harder Challenge
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.