Library resources, 24/7: to help you decide what to read next.
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What Should I Read Next?
General online tools and resources to help you decide what to read next.
- AllReaders.com - This website offers book reviews from Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Literature, Romance, Biography, and History genres. It also covers movie reviews from Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Comedy & Personal Dramas, and Action Dramas genres.
- Booklist Online - The Booklist offers "more than 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association." The site also offers newsletters, numerous blogs, webinars, etc.
- Early Word -This is a well functioning blog for reader's advisers. It includes PEOPLE Magazine Reviews/Index Archive, book reviews, Bestseller lists, and features such as GalleyChat, AuthorChat, and much more.
- FictionDB - "Everything you need to know about fiction books and authors." The site offers reading lists such as Popular Authors; Essential Reading Lists, etc. It covers Speculative, Suspense, Western, and Romance genres.
- Kirkus Reviews - Besides book reviews, the site offers features such as Kirkus Stars & Recommendations; Critics' Takes on Bestsellers; Best fiction and nonfiction lists; Book Gift Guide, etc.
- Library Booklists - This website provides booklists such as Adult Fiction Index, which contains a large variety of genres. The Nonfiction Booklists is divided into Biography and Autobiography; Micro-Histories; and Nonfiction that Reads like Fiction. The site also offers annotated lists of other booklists and calendar of authors' birth dates.
- Library Journal - This journal provides groundbreaking features and analytical news reports covering technology, management, policy and other professional concerns to public, academic and institutional libraries." The site consists of a large number of reviews (8000+ reviews annually) of books, ebooks, audiobooks, videos/DVDs, databases, systems and websites.
- Overbooked - This site provides information about nonfiction and all fiction genres. Their feature Starred Review Lists contains books that got at least one star from Booklist, Kirkus, LJ, and PW.
- The Reader's Advisor ONLINE - In addition to readers' advisory the site offers features such as Author Read-Alikes, the reader can search by genres, subgenres, and appeals. It also contains a blog RA Run Down, which offers tips and information for reader's advisors.
- The Reading List - This resource seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them." Besides that the site offers the reading list, which is selected by the council (consisted of twelve librarians), the Listen List contains the best titles among audiobooks.
- What Do I Read Next? - "What Do I Read Next? includes more than 100,000 recommended titles, more than 60,000 plot summaries and awards information from 562 awards, all to help users uncover new reading adventures, find long-remembered favorites and discover award-winning titles." (subscription required)
- What's Next - The site offers a quick access to books in series, which are listed in publication order.
- Which Book? - With this resource, the reader looks for the book by using the sliding scales to set mood/appeal to find recommended titles.
Ask Us for Ideas on What to Read Next!
Personal Service: Ask Us for Ideas on What to Read Next.
Select this link to send an email directly to us via Readers' Advisory @ the Huntsville Downtown Library with the answers to these two questions. We'll respond within four days with 5-10 book suggestions.
- What are you in the mood to read?
- What is the name of a book you recently enjoyed?
The Joy of Books
Yahoo! Book News Headlines
The New Yorker: Books & Fiction (Articles)
The New Yorker is an online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstracts back to 1925. Check out its recent articles below.
Public Books (Articles)
Public Books is a twice-monthly review dedicated to spirited debate about books and the arts. Check out its recent articles below.
Arts & Letters Daily
Arts & Letters Daily is a web portal which links to a diverse array of news stories, features and reviews from across the humanities, each introduced with a short blurb or teaser. The site is owned by The Chronicle of Higher Education