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Book Recommendation Resources

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.

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