Readers’ Advisory – Adult

Call us or stop by, we love to give reading suggestions! Or, use these helpful resources.

  • Badgerlink Literature Resources – BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library which provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music. These resources are provided exclusively for use by all Wisconsin residents and are materials that are not available through regular search engines such as Google. The Badgerlink Literature resources include several databases, such as Novelist, to help you find a new book.
  • BookPage – BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to more than 450,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. Founded in 1988 and located in Nashville, TN, BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.
  • Fantastic Fiction – The Fantastic Fiction website is maintained by Fantastic Fiction Limited, a small family run company based in Lancashire, UK. Although it is maintained in the U.K. it does provide information on new US hardcover books.
  • Goodreads – Goodreads is a “social cataloging” website that allows users to search an extensive database of books, annotations, and reviews. It will also suggest books to read based off of the books you have already read.
  • LibraryThing – LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.
  • Library Reads – A list of the books coming out each month that librarians across the country love.
  • Shelf Awareness – Shelf Awareness is a free e-newsletter about books and the book industry.
  • Whichbook – Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs. Click to open up to 4 sliders and move the to set your choices.
  • YourNextRead – YourNextRead is a searchable database of read-a-likes. Enter the title of a book, an author, or a genre and it will give you some suggestions of books you may like to read.

Can’t remember the order of your favorite series? Check this out:

  • KDL Whats Next Database – The What’s Next™: Books in Series database was developed and is maintained by the Kent District Library. Just type in the author’s name and it will tell you the order of the series. You can also search by series or book title.