The very best books entertain, engage and enlighten. They wrap us in their world, giving us a window into the lives of others or a mirror to reflect on ourselves. These are the books you’ll find. This database offers reviews, “beyond the book” articles, recommended reading for book clubs, read-alikes, books by themes, author interviews and more.
Find a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles with descriptions and links to reviews. NoveList also provides recommended reading lists by genre and mood as well as read-alikes for popular books and authors. Click “Inside Library” if you are using one of our computers, click “Outside Library” to access from home.
Each week the NY Times provides you with an authoritatively ranked list of books sold in the United States. There are also individual lists for Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s and more. You can also find previous weeks bestsellers.
Keep track of books that you’ve read and receive recommendations for future reads based on what you’ve liked. You can also browse books by genre and connect with friends to find out what others with similar interests read.
One of the most influential and popular book review publications, the New York Times Sunday Book Review, reviews both fiction and non-fiction books each week to help you decide what is worth reading.
LibraryThing is a cataloging and social-networking site for book lovers. It will assist you in cataloging your books according to what you’ve read, what you’d like to read, what you’ve lent out or whatever grouping you’d like! It also connects you to other bibliophiles to help you decide what to read next.
This database created by the Kent District Library allows you to search for series books. If you’re unsure of the order of a series you can search by series name, title or author to find the correct order. You can also just search by author to see if they have any other series you’d like to read.
You can type in the name of an author or book that you love and the site will analyze a database of real reader’s favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.