Reader’s Corner

General

If You Like
A feature provided by Hennepin County Library’s BookSpace. Find books that are similar to those written by your favorite author by entering a name in the If You Like text box. You’ll retrieve a number of recommendations. It’s easy to miss the text box, so make sure to look right above the list of databases and websites.

What’s Next
Service provided by the Kent District Library. Find the next title in a series by searching for author, series or book title, or genre. Make note that entering less information (eg: author’s name only) will actually retrieve more information about the author/series.

Whichbook
Customized book searching. Database retrieves titles (and descriptions) of books that match the criteria you select.

Overbooked
Specializes in information about literary & genre fiction, as well as some nonfiction. Provides annotated lists of books that have received starred reviews. Further lists such as themed booklists or featured titles are also included.

Booktalk
Provided by Mohawk Valley Library. Find information about authors, genres, book discussion groups, and more.

Cozy Library
Contains lists of nonfiction, fiction, and mystery titles/authors. Lists concentrate on books where profanity and explicit sex, or violence are absent.

Oprah’s Book Club Archive
Search through Oprah’s archive according to title or year.

East of the Web Short Stories
Contemporary short stories available in entirety. Length and age appropriateness ratings are provided for each story.

Genres

Mystery

Stop, You’re Killing Me
Find a mystery, crime, thriller, spy, or suspense book. Search according to author or character. Topic guides such as award winners, historical index, and read-alikes, are also available to narrow your search.

The Mystery Reader
Provides reviews for mysteries as well as a directory of subgenres. A search option is available at the bottom of the page where you can type in a query.

Romance

Romantic Times
Database where you can search for romance titles according to author, title, or themes. Plot synopses are available.

The Romance Reader
Provides reviews for romance novels. A search option is available at the bottom of the page where you can submit a query.

Miscellaneous

Science Fiction Site
Reviews science fiction and fantasy novels. Includes author information as well as links to sci-fi/fantasy topics.

Faithful Reader
Find reviews, author information, book excerpts, and future releases for Christian fiction titles.

Book Discussion

Reading Group Choices

Reading Group Guides

Non Fiction

Nancy Pearl’s Nonfiction Picks
A subject index of Nancy Pearl’s nonfiction recommendations compiled by Northbrook Public Library.

Modern Library’s 100 Best Nonfiction
Random House Publishing’s list of the best nonfiction titles.

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