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, blogs from various FCPL staff, 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.
The library is constantly ordering new books, audiobooks, ebooks, digital audiobooks and other material. Here are two resources to use to find out what's new at the library.
Titles on Order: Pick the type of item you are looking for and you will see a list of items in our catalog that have recently been ordered. As soon as an item is on order you can place it on hold.
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: 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.