Do you know that feeling when you finish an amazing book and think, “Now what?” Maybe it was so good, you wonder if another book will ever compare. But more amazing books are out there, just waiting to be read! Here are some places to start looking for your next great read:
NoveList We have a number of resources available on our catalog page, including NoveList – a database of book reviews, lists based on mood, introductions to genres, and so much more. If you’re looking for your next favorite book, simply access NoveList through our catalog (resources are listed alphabetically) and browse by theme, age group, and genre. Take a look at the featured award winners and audiobooks, or read the short reviews of new books! Be sure to check out their “Appeal Mixer” where you can choose terms related to writing style and characters to make a curated list based on your exact needs!
Read Alikes When you look up your favorite book in our catalog, click on the book’s title and you will see two links: Similar Authors and Similar Titles. These lists, which are actually compiled by NoveList, could easily point you in the right direction.
Most Popular & What’s New Want to see what’s the rage right now? On our catalog page, click on the Most Popular tab to see what’s flying off the shelves (and place a reserve on these items!), or check out the What’s New tab, where you can search for titles added in the last week or month.
Suggested Reads & Staff Picks Also on the library’s catalog page is a Suggested Reads tab, where you’ll find New York Times bestsellers, a rotating list of curated titles, and Staff Picks – lists of favorite books compiled by your favorite librarians!
My Librarian Speaking of favorite librarians, have you visited the My Librarian page on the library’s website? Here you’ll find librarians’ descriptions of the types of books they enjoy, as well as a contact button so that you can ask them what you should read next.
Book Club Books What are the library book clubs reading? Take a look on our website!
Facebook Follow Westbank Libraries on Facebook for librarian suggestions and #onesentencereviews!
And of course, you’re always welcome to come into the library and chat with us about books. We’d love to talk in person the next time you pop by. In the meantime, enjoy the amazing programs we have coming up, including author visits from Sarah Bird (Oct. 6th) and Monica Ballard (Oct. 13th)!