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Introduction
Great suggestions for what to read next are just a click away! Check out our databases and web links for more book recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction. Everything you need to find your next good read, all in one place.

Use the "Books and Authors" database to find your next book by browsing by character, subject, location and time period. Series information is also provided.

NoveList offers recommendations that read like your favorite authors, book discussion guides, award winners, series information and more.

Literature Resource Center provides author biographies, literature criticism, reviews, news and more.

Databases

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Books & Authors Looking for a good book, but not sure where to start? Books & Authors might have what you need.

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Literature Resource Center Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods from around the world. Help

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NoveList K-8 Plus Especially for elementary & middle school students, this online source has fiction and nonfiction titles chosen to support school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.

Home Access means this database is accessible online from home or work with a valid library card.     In-Library Access means this database is accessible only from an Information Station within the Library buildings.


NoveList Plus A great stop to finding that next great read, with both fiction and nonfiction titles! Help

Home Access means this database is accessible online from home or work with a valid library card.     In-Library Access means this database is accessible only from an Information Station within the Library buildings.


Public Library Core Collection Developed by collection development specialists, this database provides titles—at 3 recommendation levels—of the most highly-recommended reference and non-fiction books for adults.

Home Access means this database is accessible online from home or work with a valid library card.     In-Library Access means this database is accessible only from an Information Station within the Library buildings.


Web Links

Award Winners

Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners
Established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.

AudioFile Earphone Awards
AudioFile awards Earphones to audiobooks that excel in superb presentation.

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners
Find past and present winners and finalists of the only U.S. literary award.

National Book Awards
The National Book Award, established in 1950, is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

Nobel Prize for Literature
Comprehensive, first-hand information about the Nobel Prize and Nobel Laureates in Literature starting in 1901 including biographies, lectures, interviews, photos, articles, video clips, press releases, educational games and more.

Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction
A nonprofit literary organization that believes in deepening readers’ connection to writing. This national prize honors the year’s best published works of fiction by American citizens.

Pulitzer Prize Winners
Find past and present Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists in every Prize category.


Reviews & Recommendations

As Seen on TV
Locate that book you heard about on television or radio. See which books have been discussed on your favorite program.

Barnes & Noble Review
Browse fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming titles, author information and much more.

Bookish
Type in a book title and instantly receive recommendations, or simply browse new releases and best-of picks in a variety of subjects and genres.

Expanded Books
Watch videos and podcasts of your favorite authors discussing their latest books.

Fantastic Fiction
Browse the very latest releases in genre fiction, including fantasy, sci-fi, and horror.

Genrefluent
Find reviews of the best recent novels in various fiction genres.

IndieBound
Catch up on the latest information and news about local authors, store events, and staff recommendations.

LibraryThing
Use this online service to catalog your books. You can then access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. You can also connect with people with the same books and come up with suggestions for what to read next.

Mostly Fiction
Browse book recommendations and reviews, read excerpts, and see the latest literary prize winners.

New York Times Best Seller Lists
Rankings based on sales for print and eBook fiction and nonfiction, hardcover, paperback, and children's books.

Overbooked
Explore literary and genre fiction, including links to author web pages.

Read.gov
Watch webcasts of the nation's best authors, poets, and illustrators discussing their work.

Reading Group Guides
Choose from over 2,410 reading group guides and win free books for your book club.

Books

eNewsletters
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Personalized Reading Lists
Request a list of books customized to your reading tastes. Our staff of experts will find just the right titles for you.


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