The question of what to read next has plagued many a book lover. Where do you go to find information on author’s that you like? Where do you find the types of books that you are interested in? Check out some of the resources below:
Bookreporter is a great up-to-the-minute news site on what’s coming out, what’s hot, and has in-depth interviews with authors across many different genres of both fiction and non-fiction.
Discover your next great book with BookPage! They typically review from 60 to 100 new books in both fiction and non-fiction each month. Interesting author interviews are also found on the site. The library also gets copies of the print edition each month.
“Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Use the browse menu on the left to find an author by surname, or use the search boxes on the right to search for an author or book. Information on over 350,000 books. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details.”
“Goodreads is the largest social network for readers in the world. We have more than 3,200,000 members who have added more than 84,000,000 books to their shelves. A place for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more.”
Library cardholders can use this interesting service and find book recommendations galore. Requires a JCPL card to access.
New York Times Book Reviews
Find New York Times book reviews for free dating back to 1981.
“Shelfari is a community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. Create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books, connect with friends and learn more about your favorite books – all for free.”
What Should I Read Next?
Need to find books that are similar to what you like to read? This is a really great place to start.