In this guide you will find resources that will help you find your next book. It aims to provide suggestions, book lists compiled by staff, links to our book discussion kits, lists of bestsellers and award winners among other resources. There are links to a variety of different websites and blogs from all over the internet with both about books and literature in general and also specific genres, formats and authors.
Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than 100 years, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to.
Booklist Online is the web version of the Booklist print magazine. It offers free content to non-subscribers including a Review of the Day, and a generous selection of additional reviews and features written exclusively for Booklist Online.
The library is constantly ordering new books, audiobooks, ebooks, digital audiobooks and other material. Here is a resource to use to find out what's new at the library.
Wowbrary Newsletter: Sign up for this free email newsletter to get a weekly email highlighting many of the items we have ordered the previous week.
The following resource provides personalized book recommendations from library staff.
My Perfect Read: is a new readers advisory service featuring library staff from all over the county. Find an advisor that reads the same types of books as you and they can help you find more great books.
The following two online resources, accessed using your library card, provide a number of ways to find books similar to the ones you already know you like.
Novelist Plus: Supplies lists of titles by fiction authors and allows you to find authors who write books similar to those of a particular fiction author you enjoy. Many titles have links to reviews, table of contents for anthologies, and/or first chapters. There are also author biographies and recommended reading lists. It is searchable by author, title, series name, award winners, or a general plot description.
Books & Authors: Contains descriptions of thousands of highly recommended adult, teen and children's fiction titles from multiple genres. This is very useful if you would like to know the sequence of a series of titles by one author or if you are looking for other authors who write in a similar genre or style.