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What to Read Next

General Links

  • ARRT-Adult Reading Round Table of Illinois
    Lists of popular fiction by genre and much more.
    Reviews and excerpts from chosen current books.
    This website won the Librarian's Choice Award. "is a free resource center that simplifies the search for the best book-related content on the Web. Featured sites are handselected by editors and organized into intuitive categories, such as bestseller lists, genres, book reviews, electronic texts, book news and more."
  • FictionDB
    Search this large database by authors of mysteries, westerns, romance novels, or other fiction genres. Book reviews and lists of books in series are included.
  • Overbooked
    What to Read Next? By Anne Chambers Theis, this web page offers hundreds of links to lists of fiction, online book excerpts, and many public library reader's advisory web pages.
  • Reader's Advisor
    This website promises to "expand your horizons one book at a time." It is provided by New York's Sachem Public Library.
  • Readers' Advisor Sites in Academic Libraries
    For links to lists of popular books with plot summaries by, for example, the University of South Carolina to "Leisure Reading in Physics" from the Rochester Institute of Technology Wallace Library to "The Romance Novel Database" from Christiana Powell at the University of Michigan.
  • Reader's Advisory
    Helpful links from Missouri's Mid-Continent Public Library.
  • Reader's Advisory
    From books on baseball to Christian fiction, from the Civil War to women novelists, the staff of Wisconsin's Waukesha Public Library offer lists of recommended titles.
  • Readers' Cafe
    From Maryland's Montgomery County Public Libraries, the Readers' Cafe offers an author of the month, book discussions, and readers' and librarians' choices.
  • Readers
    Book lists, award-winning books, staff picks, and much more from Oregon's Multnomah County Library system.
  • Reading Lists from the Seattle Public Library
    Devoted to celebrating the written word, Seattle Washington's Public Library staff maintain this page which offers book discussions, lists of great reads, and much more.
  • The Reading Room
    Ohio's Rocky River Public Library offers keyword, author, ISBN, and title searching.
  • Sleepers
    Don't miss these authors or titles! From Florida's Lee County Library System.
  • Webrary
    Illinois' Morton Grove Public Library offers bestseller previews and links to websites for book lovers.
  • What Shall I Read Next?
    Wisconsin's Arrowhead Library System offers booklists for children and adults.
  • Which Book.Net
    Classifies books by characteristics such as "beautiful, bleak, happy, sad, funny, or violent".
  • Wisconsin Library Association's Reader's Section
    Favorite web sites for readers.

Award Winning Books

Best Sellers and Current Reading at Your Library

Elton S. Karrmann Library's Current Reading shelves, main floor.

Book Reviews

Books in Series

  • Reader's Advisory Services
    Lists of fiction authors by genre from the County of Los Angeles Public Libary.
  • Stop, You're Killing Me!
    This site is a resource for the lovers of mystery, intrigue, and suspense books. Find the lists of books by authors and characters, with complete chronological lists of books in this sub-genre.
  • What's Next
    What's Next helps you search adult fiction in series, that is, two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. This searchable database was created and is maintained by Michigan's Kent District Library.
  • Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels
    From Iowa's Bettendorf Public Library

The Classics

Favorite Reads of Celebrities

  • Who Reads What?
    Glenna Nowell of Maine's Gardiner Public Library polls famous folks, from governors to figure skaters, about what they're enjoying reading.
  • Books That Change Lives
    By the Academy of Achievement, this list of books "provides vistors an opportunity to discover which books made a difference in the early lives of the most eminent achievers of our their own words".

Miscellaneous Readers Advisory Sites

  • All About Romance
    For and by romance readers, this web site offers reviews and biographies of authors.
  • Bibliomysteries
    This site offers searchable, annotated lists of titles for which the setting, plots, or characters relate to the world of books, writers, archives, or libraries. Academic librarian Marsha McCurley develped this list of literary mysteries.
  • Center for the Book
    Visit this website from the Library of Congress which promotes books, reading, libraries, and literacy.
  • Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Compiled by Ross Pavlac, this list of titles is presented by "Christian Fandom, an interdenominational fellowship of science fiction fans interested in the courteous and accurate representation of Christian viewpoints within the SF community".
  • Cozies: A Selective List
    Selected and annotated by Helene Androski of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the crime and mystery fiction titles are recommened as being gentle, often having a writing style that is "graced by wit and literary illusion".
  • Fantasy Finder
    Fantasy Finder provides links to resource guides, authors, and much more for this genre.
  • Literary Web: New Dimensions in Literature
    For readers and writers of fiction and poetry, this website offers lots of links to literary resources.
  • The Mystery Reader
    Editor D.N. Anderson provides "the very latest news and views of mystery novels".
  • Oprah's Book Club
    Besides a list of those books recommended by Oprah Winfrey's book club, there is also an annotated list of recommended titles for children.
  • Reading Group Choices
    Visit this site for lists of books read and discussed in reading groups across the United States.
  • The Romance Reader
    Promising to give "the very latest news and views of romance novels", this web page is edited by D. N. Anderson and founded by Leslie McClain.
  • Western Writers of America
    Members of the Western Writers of America vote for the best western fiction of the 20th Century.


  • If You Like...
    Promising to be a "handy reference guide to authors and genres, the "If You Like" database is from Minnesota's Hennepin County Library.

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