Reading Recommendations

Not sure what to read next?  Check out our guides and databases, or fill out a quick survey and we will email you some recommendations!

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Genre Guides

Popular genres broken down into sub-genres and compiled by our staff.

 DAtabases

NoveList Plus:  Reading recommendations for both nonfiction and fiction. Describe a plot with author readalikes, find reviews and much more for thousands of books. Explore ‘What We’re Reading’, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book List


Books & Authors: Browse authors, topics, genres and more in this comprehensive fiction and nonfiction readers advisory tool. Save lists of books, ratings, and more using ‘My Reading Room’.

Online Resources

Five Books: Five Books ask experts to recommend the five best books in their subject and explain their selection in an interview.


NPR Books: NPR books has author interviews and book reviews across all genres. Staff also recommends their Book Concierge, which is a yearly reading guide that allows filtering by genre and topic.


NYTimes Books: The New York Times offers book reviews, interviews, podcasts and more. Get free online access to The New York Times through ACPL by following this link.


Kirkus Reviews: Kirkus offers online book reviews and recommendations.

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