Reader's Advisory

What to Read Next

General Links

  • ARRT-Adult Reading Round Table of Illinois
    Lists of popular fiction by genre and much more.
    Reviews and excerpts from chosen current books.
  • BookBrowser at Barnes and Noble: Meet the Authors
    Author interviews, suggested reading, and bibliographies
  • Books, Movies & Music from the Seattle Public Library
    Devoted to celebrating the written word, Seattle Washington's Public Library staff maintain this page which offers book discussions, lists of great reads, and much more.
    This website won the Librarian's Choice Award. "is a free resource center that simplifies the search for the best book-related content on the Web. Featured sites are handselected by editors and organized into intuitive categories, such as bestseller lists, genres, book reviews, electronic texts, book news and more."
  • FictionDB
    Search this large database by authors of mysteries, westerns, romance novels, or other fiction genres. Book reviews and lists of books in series are included.
  • Internet Book List
    "A comprehensive and easily accessible database of book information, including reviews and ratings. Find books by title, author, rating, or genre."
  • Lee County Library System's Recommendations
    From Florida's Lee County Library System is a site loaded with recommendations for what to read next.   "Looking for another great book to read but not sure what to choose? This page is a go-to place for finding books and authors of certain genres, reader reviews, suggestions from library staff and more. There is more than enough information here to direct readers of all kinds to their next best page-turner or movie."
  • Read, Listen & View
    Illinois' Morton Grove Public Library offers bestseller previews and links to websites for book lovers.
  • Reader's Advisory
    Helpful links from Missouri's Mid-Continent Public Library.
  • Reader's Advisory
    From books on baseball to Christian fiction, from the Civil War to women novelists, the staff of Wisconsin's Waukesha Public Library offer lists of recommended titles.
  • Readers' Cafe
    From Maryland's Montgomery County Public Libraries, the Readers' Cafe offers an author of the month, book discussions, and readers' and librarians' choices.
  • Readers
    Reading lists, award-winning books, staff picks, and much more from Oregon's Multnomah County Library system.
  • Sachem Public Library Staff Picks
    Holbrook New York's Sachem Public Library's staff offer favorites to read.
  • The Reading Room
    Ohio's Rocky River Public Library offers keyword, author, ISBN, and title searching.
  • What Should I Read Next?
  • WhichBook  
    A New Way of Choosing What Book to Read Next and classifies books by characteristics such as "comfort zone, weird and wonderful, or laugh your pants off".

Award Winning Books

Best Sellers and Current Reading at Your Library

  • Bestsellers, American, 1895-1923 (Bookshelf)
    From Project Gutenberg.
  • Brick-and-mortar book stores and online book sellers like often provide lists of best-selling titles.
  • Elton S. Karrmann Library's Current Reading shelves, main floor.


Book Reviews

Books in Series

  • Stop, You're Killing Me!
  • This site is a resource for the lovers of mystery, intrigue, and suspense books. Find the lists of books by authors and characters, with complete chronological lists of books in this sub-genre.
  • What's Next
    What's Next helps you search adult fiction in series, that is, two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. This searchable database was created and is maintained by Michigan's Kent District Library.
  • Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels
    From Iowa's Bettendorf Public Library

The Classics

Favorite Reads of Celebrities

  • Celebrity Reading List: Who Is Reading What?
    Maine's Gardiner Public Library polls famous folks, from governors to figure skaters, about what they're enjoying reading.
  • Recommended Books
    By the Academy of Achievement, this list of books "provides visitors an opportunity to discover which books made a difference in the early lives of the most eminent achievers of our their own words".

Miscellaneous Readers Advisory Sites

  • All About Romance
    For and by romance readers, this web site offers reviews and biographies of authors.
  • Bibliomysteries
    This site offers searchable, annotated lists of titles for which the setting, plots, or characters relate to the world of books, writers, archives, or libraries. Academic librarian Marsha McCurley developed this list of literary mysteries.
  • Center for the Book
    Visit this website from the Library of Congress which promotes books, reading, libraries, and literacy.
  • Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Compiled by Ross Pavlac, this list of titles is presented by "Christian Fandom, an interdenominational fellowship of science fiction fans interested in the courteous and accurate representation of Christian viewpoints within the SF community".
  • Cozies: A Selective List
    Selected and annotated by Helene Androski of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the crime and mystery fiction titles are recommended as being gentle, often having a writing style that is "graced by wit and literary illusion".
  • Fantasy Finder
    Fantasy Finder provides links to resource guides, authors, and much more for this genre.
  • Literary Web: New Dimensions in Literature
    For readers and writers of fiction and poetry, this website offers lots of links to literary resources.
  • Oprah's Book Club
  • Besides a list of those books recommended by Oprah Winfrey's book club, there is also an annotated list of recommended titles for children.
  • Reading Group Choices
    Visit this site for lists of books read and discussed in reading groups across the United States.
  • Western Writers of America
    Members of the Western Writers of America vote for the best western fiction of the 20th Century. Click "Spur Awards" and "Winners".


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