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Book Recommendations

Need some help finding your next great read? Would you like to another book by a beloved author? Something different in a favorite genre? Or do you want to try something completely different from what you are used to? We are here to help!

The sites below can help you find just the thing you are looking for, or if you want more individualized selections, try our Personalized Picks service. You can even Book-A-Librarian for some in-person recommendations.

The Book Seer
Have you just finished a book you loved? Type in the title and author of a something you liked and this site will give you list of other titles you might enjoy.
Eureka
This resource for adult basic education instructors will allow you to search the Eureka! database and discover lessons and resources that have been used successfully by ABLE instructors with their students. Then you can try them out in your classroom.

The database includes resources for planning instruction, standards based lesson plans, trade books and teaching strategies.
Fantastic Fiction
Bibliographies for over 40,000 authors. Browse to find an author by surname, or search for authors, titles or series by name.

You can also follow your favorite authors. We'll show you all their new and upcoming books, so you never miss one!
Goodreads
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love.

With Goodreads you can:

See what books your friends are reading.
Track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read.
Check out your personalized book recommendations.
Find out if a book is a good fit for you from our community’s reviews.

Gnooks
Gnod is kind of a search engine for literature you don't know about. It will ask you which authors you like and then think about which other authors you might like too. Gnod now it contains thousands of authors and quite some knowledge about who likes whom. And Gnod learns more every day.
Literature Map
Literature Map is not only helpful, but it is a lot of fun to play with. Type in an author’s name and Literature Map creates web of other authors that have similar writing styles and genres. The closer the author’s name is to another, the more alike the authors are.
NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next.
What's Next
Not sure of the next title? Wondering if you're reading a series out of order? Find all the details here.
Which Book
Which Book helps you pick a book based on your mood, which you can do for free or sign up and create saved lists. The site provides a list of sliders, and you can choose 4 of the sliders to indicate your mood (are you looking for something more Happy or Sad, Expected or Unpredictable, Easy or Demanding, etc…). Once you’ve indicated your tastes, it will provide you with a list that fits your mood.
Your Next Read
Your Next Read provides book recommendations in two ways, and you can sign up and crate you own “Map” of books. To find book recommendations, you can either browse reading lists, or you can type in a title, and a web of 8 other books will appear.