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.
Fill out our Reader Preference Form with your likes and dislikes, and receive a customized list of books recommended just for you.
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.
5 in 15 Genre series
Massachusetts librarians give 15-minute presentations introducing readers to five books in a particular genre or topic, from climate change to feminism to contemporary romance to British mysteries. Watch and listen here.
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 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
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.