Looking for a good
book? Start here!
Looking for reading suggestions? Contact the
Reader's Advisory Desk at 871-1700 x705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or fill out our
Reader's Advisory Online form and receive
personalized suggestions by email.
"We read fiction because it pleases us, moves us, is
beautiful, and so on--because it is alive and we are alive" from "How Fiction Works" by
online resources to find your next read:
From LibraryThing, PPL is beta-testing BookPsychic
- a simple and fun way to get your next book recommendation. With a
point-and-click, you rate titles you thought were great or not so great,
and BookPsychic recommends a list
"Just For You." Go to bookpsychic.com
or search for an item in PPL's
and let the fun begin. Try it and
send us your feedback.
State Library's email newsletter service, Next Reads
Subscribe to email newsletters on your choice of a variety of
topics and receive monthly reading suggestions and new book alerts
does more than help you find books similar to one that you
enjoyed. Use to browse lists of fiction, like Cozy Mysteries, or
Military Adventure. Trying to decide on your next book group
selection? Book Discussion Guides will give you ideas, and major
discussion points for each book listed. Novelist is part of the
Marvel statewide databases.
Resource Center Find literary criticism, author
biographies, and full text periodical articles in this resource from
MARVEL, the statewide database collection.
Networking Sites -
and discuss your favorite books!
BiblioTravel identify stories that are set in distinct locales
Book Blogs members "read books, blog
books, write books, and publicize books.”
Book Crossing Where books take on a life
of their own. BookCrossing is earth-friendly, and gives you a way
to share your books, clear your shelves, and conserve precious
resources at the same time. A book registered on BookCrossing is ready for
Glutton an experience that is simultaneously a book group, a computer, and a
book. Chat chapter by chapter, comment on each paragraph.
Jetty a social utility
that connects you with your friends' bookshelves and checks books'
availability in the libraries.
Movement. gives book clubs a way to recommend books to
each other on a national level.”
Well Read the online destination of choice for people who want to
digest what they read by capturing their thoughts in writing
Space a place for readers and writers of crime fiction to meet.
eBooklists annotated booklists created by librarians.
keep track of what you’ve read and what your friends are reading.
Library Thing helps you create a
library-quality catalog of your books and connects you with
Reader2Reader allows readers to discover
andsuggest books to each other, chat and share reader experiences or
do author/title searchers.
Read Me. user editable wiki of
book suggestions and queries.
- Revish keep and share a
list of books you're reading, write reviews of books, find
recommendations from other readers, and a whole lot more!
- Shelfari share what is on your
bookshelf with others and discover new books.
- We Read whether you love
Dickens or Dan Brown; participate in discussion boards, get
personalized recommendations, play the Never
Ending Book Quiz.
What Should I
Read Next? searchable database of real readers’ favourite books (over 47,000
and growing) to suggest what you could read next.
What’s On My Bookshelf a book trading community, allows members toexchange their books. Users maintain
their own profile page with friends, book inventory, and wishlists. Our
goal is to facilitate the trading of books in addition to connecting
people with similar reading interests. "Sharing a book is the creation of
a common place for dialogue, friendships, and ideas.”
Featured Web Sites:
"A web site for ravenous readers." In addition to
themed book lists, Starred Reviews Lists compiles the best reviewed
titles from a variety of sources.
Neglected Books Page
"Here you'll find lists of thousands
of books that have been neglected, overlooked, forgotten, or stranded by
changing tides in critical or popular taste."
Books for the College Bound
Whether or not you are college bound,
you will find the books on this list well written and thought
provoking. The lists include fiction, nonfiction, poetry,
biography and drama.