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Dive into a New Book
Welcome the the Reader's Advisory page. Here you'll find websites, videos and databases all with one thing in mind...finding your next great reading experience. In this page you'll see what the experts, and people just like you, have to say about all types of books.
Simply The Best
Looking for something to read and have no preference for genre or author? Below you'll find some helpful Best of Lists. They include Time's Best Books of All Time and Best Books of the past year.
- Great American Read's Top 100A list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read.
- Best 100 NovelsThese are the best 100 Novels as voted on buy 'real' people.
- Top 100 Books of All TimeThis list was generated by a vote of 100 noted writers was 54 countries.
Websites to Help You Find the Perfect Read
So, you've read all of the books by your favorite author and don't know what to read next? Use the links below to find suggestions on another title or author based on your favorirtes.
- The Book SeerSimply type in the title and author of the last book that you've read and this website will inform you about what Amazon and LibraryThing recommend you read next.
- What Should I Read Next?This simple website is exactly what it says it is. Input an author or book that you like and the site will suggest other books and authors for you.
- WhichbookThis interactive website picks books for you based on your mood.
I Remember It Had a Blue Cover........
Click here to read an article from the New York Public Library. Within the article, there are many online resources designed to help you find the title of the book based on the plot.
This database also uses your input to find the perfect book or new author for you. Simply input a book or author you love and NoveList will provide other books and authors right up your alley. You can search for books by subject and also based on the book reviews. This database if funded by the Tappan Library so you must be a Tappan Library cardholder in order to access it.
- Allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles. 3 powerful search techniques to look for books by subject headings, reviews, and other fields in the title records. Includes non-fiction.
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Other Readers' Recommendations
Interested in what real people have to say about popular, new or your favorite books. Both LibraryThing and GoodReads do just that. You can read opinions and reviews and post your own.
- GoodReadsSee what other people have to say about your favorite book. Create an account and you can keep track of what you and your friends read and like.