Reader’s Advisory & Book Discussion Tools
Are you looking for a way to discover the next great book to read? Check out these links for some ideas! If you find a title you are interested in, write it down and then search in our catalog to place a hold.
Bookish – Book lists of the latest hot titles by genre & book club recommendations
LibraryReads – LibraryReads is the monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction. Their goal is to help connect librarians’ favorite books to as many readers as possible, while drawing upon the incredible power that public library staff has in helping to build word-of-mouth for new books, and the important role that libraries play in creating audiences for all kinds of authors.
Goodreads – Meet Your Next Great Book – A popular social website where avid readers, librarians, and teachers create book lists and write book reviews. You can follow your favorite reviewers to get new titles to add to your own lists. Browse by genre, author or title.
Reading Group Guides – This is an extensive site for book guides that include a synopsis, discussion questions, and author information for 4,450 titles (and growing). A section on book groups includes starting and running a book club, favorite reading lists, and general discussion questions for 10 genres.
What Should I Read Next? – What Should I Read Next analyzes the favorites list of all its members in order to recommend the best next read for any book. Enter a book you like and the site will analyze its huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions.