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What Do I Read Next?

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Fiction and non-fiction searching with NoveList Plus
Enter a favorite author or title to find similar books, browse book lists, get book discussion guides, articles, and author interviews.

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New & Noteworthy at the Library
Lists of recently received audiobooks, award-winning fiction and non-fiction

Reading lists on the web & other resources

General Advice

Good Reads for Everybody
Books selected by librarians at Sonoma County Library for kids, teens, and adults

Our Picks
Suggestions from librarians at Sonoma County Library by topic/genre.

Subject-Based Lists
Suggestions from the Fiction_L list by topic/genre.

Free online literature courses; book recommendations; reading group guides; book club resources; reading and kids. This is a fun site to explore, with a lit blog and even recipe suggestions to go with your book club discussions.

Indie Next List
Suggestions from independent booksellers.

Staff Picks
Lists for adults and for teens, from the Des Plaines public library.

Lots of information, reviews, lists, awards for all kinds of readers.

Book Hive
Book reviews for kids up to 12 years old.

If You Liked This...

If you liked this
Database of like titles from Hennepin Public Library.

If you Like...
A guide to finding more of what you already like, from Christchurch City Libraries in New Zealand.

Book Forager
A very clever search engine allows you to select many different variables (such as safe/frightening, conventional/weird, bleak/optimistic) to find just the sort of read you like.

Books for Special Interests

Books by and about South Asian women.

Black Caucus Literary Awards
The American Library Association's Black Caucus's annual awards for excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African American authors, as well as the recognition of a first novelist, and a as a citation for Outstanding Contribution to Publishing.

A searchable database of both in print and out of print titles in science fiction.

All About Romance
This site is created by dedicated romance readers and is searchable by keyword.

Mystery book discussions at Central Library; selected websites for mystery readers.

Literary Magazines and Book Reviews

Magazine articles
a large database of journal and newspaper articles which include book reviews, author interviews and news stories about literature. (Sonoma County Library card number required to reach this from home)

Newspaper articles
contains reviews, news stories or interviews in the major national newspapers. (Sonoma County Library card number required to reach this from home)

Book Reporter

New York Times Book Review

New York Review of Books

Atlantic Monthly Book Reviews

Washington Post BookWorld

Books Page
More review sources can be found on our books page.

Literary Awards

New & Noteworthy
The New & Noteworthy page in our catalog lists award winners for adults, teens, and children.

Browse recent award winners, popular awards, awards by genre, from NoveList.
You need your Sonoma County Library card number to reach this from home.

Information about Authors

Gale Literature Resource Series
includes Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Literary Criticism as well as Authors Series from Twayne and Scribner's. The best resource for authoritative biographical information and good bibliographies of books by and about a specific author. (You will need your library card number to use this outside the library).

Authors on the Web
Bibliographies and interviews with featured authors.

Book Discussion Groups

Book groups at Sonoma County Library
Books and discussion times at your local branch of the library.

Readers' Guides from The Man Booker Prize
Reading guides for longlisted novels of recent years and Best of the Booker.

Reading Group
Information on all aspects of starting, leading, or participating in book groups.

Reading Group Guides
Site devoted to discussion topics for book groups.

Oprah's Book Club
Information on Oprah's selections.