Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations

Novelist Plus

Not sure what to read next?  This is the place to start. NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource that covers both fiction and non-fiction (for all age ranges). Have an author you particularly like?  This resource will lead you to read-alike authors and will give you insight into how those authors are alike. There are also Reading Lists on particular topics, Genre Guides, articles and reviews.  You’ll never be without a good book to read again.


A great resource to help you keep track of what you’re reading now, what you have read and what you want to read. It is a free online community of readers who are eager to help people find books of interest. Follow your friends to see what they are reading or look for lists on topics or genres that you like.

New York Times Best Seller Lists

Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre. Lists include fiction, non-fiction, children’s, science, graphic novels/manga and more.

Publishers Weekly Best Seller Lists

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2019

Some information on the Publisher’s Weekly website is subscriber only, but these two pages give access to free information. On the best seller lists, although the upper section of the page says the list is member’s only, scroll down to see the weekly list and to access current reviews.

Booklist Reviews

BookPage is a discovery tool for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres. BookPage is editorially independent; only books highly recommended are featured. Any publisher-sponsored content is clearly labeled as such. Look for the Genres link on the right column for specific reading categories.

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