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!

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


NoveList K-8: NoveList K-8 Plus is especially for younger readers. It has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8. Use it to find just the right books for every reader


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

Goodreads: A social media network that allows you to search books, make lists, share what you have read, and rate a review books.


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.


KDL What’s Next: From the Kent District Library, What’s Next is a comprehensive database of book series, in series order. Perfect for when you are not sure what the next book in a series is.

personal reading RECOMMENDATION

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