Find a Good Book

Let us help you find something good to read!

 

Visit Our Readers’ Nook

Go to the Readers Nook to find lists of what the Library staff have been reading. We all have different tastes, so there’s sure to be someone whose reading preferences align with yours!

Bestsellers

Follow these links to find up-to-date lists of bestsellers.

Online Book Reviews

Chicago Tribune Books

Kirkus Reviews

New York Times Books

NPR Books

Publisher’s Weekly

Websites for Readers

NoveList Plus

NoveList

Looking for audiobooks or novels that have exactly the kind of characters, plot, or tone that you love? Need to find read-a-likes or criticism for your book discussions? NoveListPlus has all of this and more, and only requires your library card number to sign in.

General Fiction & Non-Fiction

  • Fantastic Fiction: Great for sorting out series order; usually features multiple cover images for a single book; author pages have a “recommends” section where you can see what blurbs an author has written for other authors.
  • Great American Read: A winners’ list from the 2018 PBS series, in which an online survey was conducted to determine America’s 100 best-loved novels.
  • Book Marks: Literary Hub’s book review aggregator.
  • Kirkus Reviews: Reviews books across all genres, including many independent or self published titles that are otherwise ignored.
  • Mostly Fiction: Tons of reviews (including some non-fiction); you can even limit your search to reviews that feature reader’s guides.
  • Good Reads: A seemingly endless source of reader reviews; just don’t forget to take them with a grain of salt.
  • What’s Next: Books in Series Helpful when you want to read series books in order.

Mystery & Thriller

  • The Hidden Staircase: Reviews and upcoming releases.
  • Stop You’re Killing Me: Indexes mysteries by subgenre, setting, time frame, and even the occupation of the protagonist; also has an extensive list of mystery awards.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • Locus Magazine: Reviews, bestseller lists, new releases, author interviews, and industry news.
  • Worlds Without End:  Reading lists, rankings, reviews, news  and more.
  • SFSignal:  One of the best (among many) SF blogs, frequently updated reviews and news.
  • Internet Speculative Fiction Database:  Extremely detailed database of speculative fiction authors and their works, great resource if you are looking for older titles.

Romance

Historical Fiction

Graphic Novels

  • Comics Journal: Reviews, interviews, news, and upcoming releases.
  • Graphic Novel Reporter: Best-of lists, reviews, and new and upcoming releases.
  • Grovel: Reviews, previews, indexes by writer or artist, features a graphic novel genre list and more.
  • Comics Beat: The news blog of comics culture. Includes reviews and sales information.
  • Comic Book Database: Search or browse by title, creator, character, and more. A good resource for series information.
Reading Group Resources

Websites to help you choose discussion books

General Reader’s Guides

Publishers’ Guides & Selections

Join Our Library’s Book Discussion Groups
    • Wednesday Night Book Discussion Group
    • Science Fiction Book Club
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