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Are you looking for your next great read? Here are some links to booklists, book reviews and recommended readings.

Staff Picks

General Fiction

  • Bookpage - Read monthly book reviews in a wide variety of genres.
  • Fantastic Fiction - Get the scoop on upcoming releases and discover the next title in any book series.
  • FictionDB - Keep track of your favorite series and get notifications when your favorite authors publish a new title.
  • Go Book Yourself - Get book recommendations from real people.
  • Goodreads - Share book recommendations, join an online book club, connect with other readers, and more.
  • LibraryThing - Create an online catalog for your book collection and connect with people who like the same books.
  • Novelist - The secret to finding your next great read.
  • What Should I Read Next? - Enter the name of a book you liked and get a list of recommendations.
  • Which Book - Describe the kind of book you want to read and get a list of librarian-approved recommendations.
  • YourNextRead - Create a visual map of your favorite books and use it to get recommendations for what to read next.


Author Read-Alikes - Look up your favorite author and find a list of similar authors to read next.

Reader's Advice Genre Index - Access booklists for many different kinds of fiction grouped by subject, time period and genre.

Also find read-alikes by searching "read-alike" or "if you like" with the name of your favorite author. (Ex. search Google for "'James Patterson' read-alikes")



  • All About Romance - Read reviews, interviews, blog posts and news about romance novels.
  • Romantic Times - Find top picks, upcoming releases, author interviews and thousands of genre romance reviews.

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • Worlds Without End - Find award winners and book lists for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror novels.
  • Tor - Get the latest news, reviews, and recaps on the hottest science fiction and fantasy books, movies and television.

Christian Fiction

  • FamilyFiction - FamilyFiction is an information hub for all fans of Christian fiction–covering news, upcoming releases, book trailers, and exclusive interviews with your favorite authors!
  • Fiction Finder - ACFW - American Christian Fiction Writers - is pleased to provide this free, easy-access resource for readers, retailers, libraries, and book clubs.
  • The Christy Award® -  A program of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) and is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction since 1999.


  • What's Next? - Search for complete series listings by author, book or series name.
  • FictFact - Browse and search authors, series and popular fiction titles. Also includes a book release calendar.

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