Readers’ Services

READERS’ SERVICES

Looking for your next book? Let us help with our great readers’ advisory resources.

CHECK OUT OUR READERS’ ADVISORY DATABASE NOVELIST

NoveList is a powerful readers’ guide to finding that next great read. It contains information on thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, plus lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, recommended reads, series, author profiles, and much more. Click on the link above or go to our Online Resources page.

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OSWEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT’S GOODREADS REVIEWS:

For casual readers and bonafide bookworms alike, GoodReads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, and much more.


Here are some other great websites and links that provide updates on new arrivals, reading recommendations and current best seller lists.

WHAT ARE YOU INTERESTED IN? GENRE RESOURCES

  • All About Romance: Over 7,000 romance novel reviews, with new ones added every week.
  • Fantastic Fiction: Information on 350,000 books and more than 30,000 authors! Includes information on genres, series, and read-alikes.
  • Stop, You’re Killing Me!: A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books organized alphabetically by author and character. Entries contain links to author websites and lists new books and series titles with publication dates.
  • The Poisoned Pen: Published by an independent bookseller, this site focuses on mystery book lists, mystery conferences, and award lists.
  • NPR Book Concierge: Recommendations from National Public Radio’s staff and trusted critics.
  • National Book Award: Honors the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature and young people’s literature published each year in the U.S.
  • ALA Alex Awards: Annual Award from the American Library Association given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
  • ALA Notable Books for Adults: The American Library Association annually provides the nation’s readers with 25 very good, very readable, and very important fiction, nonfiction and poetry books.
  • ALA The Reading List: Highlights outstanding genre fiction that merits special attention by adult readers.

WHAT SHOULD I READ NEXT? HELPFUL WEB SITES FOR FINDING YOUR NEXT READ

  • KDL “What’s Next”: Hooked on series? Let the Kent District Library site help you read a series in the order the books are written and discover new series.
  • New York Times Bestsellers: Find out weekly what is new in the world of fiction and nonfiction for hardbacks, paperbacks, and ebooks.
  • Publishers Weekly: Find book news, author interviews, reviews, bestsellers, and much more on this site.
  • Talking Books: Illinois organization which provides talking books for anyone unable to read regular print because of low vision, blindness, or a physical disability. Talking books are mailed free to and from library patrons, wherever they reside.

LOOKING FOR BOOKS ON A SPECIFIC TOPIC? READING LISTS BASED ON THEMES

BOOK PUBLISHER SITES