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Readers Advisory Websites

Book lovers everywhere, the Reference librarians in our Adult Services department can help you find books to suit your every reading pleasure. The librarians can place your requests for library materials. They will also answer your questions about our fiction, young adult, audio and video collections and make recommendations of books, audio recordings and videos for your reading, listening and viewing enjoyment.

Goodreads: A social network for readers. Users can track their reading, rate books they have read, review and share book information with others. Join the Evergreen Park Readers on Goodreads to find other readers from Evergreen Park.

Novelistplus Available through the library website. This database offers author read-a-likes and series information.  You can also enter the aspects of a book that you like and it will list books that feature those characteristics. They also include the lexile level for YA and children’s books. They include non-fiction books that are written in story format.

Bookbrowse Your one-stop resource for books that entertain, engage and enlighten.

Fiction

Fantastic Fiction: Site provides series information, author and publication information for hundreds of thousands of books.

eSequels.com: Your online guide to series fiction. Use this handy search to find out the order of books in series.

Romance

All About Romance:  Books are given a grade rating and are also assigned a sensuality rating. They can be searched for by title or author.  There are lots of options for users to participate in blogs and various discussions about their favorite authors. There is also an “if  you like” section for author read-a-likes.

Romance Writers of America:  This is a site provides links to author sites. They also provide lists of recently released romance novels. They supply lots of lists of award winners and authors but they do not show specific information about plots or characters.

Mystery

Mystery Readers International:  The largest mystery fan/reader organization in the world, is open to all readers, fans, critics, editors, publishers, and writers.

Stop You're Killing Me:  On this site you can search for books by author or character.  You can also search by the jobs the main characters have, genre specifics, historical period, where the story takes place, etc.  You can also find a book by what awards it has received. They do not allow you to search by plot elements.

Nonfiction

Books ‘n’ Bytes:  They provide lists of books by a variety genre lists: true crime, general nonfiction, computer, romance, reference, western, fiction, military, sci-fi & fantasy. While providing lists of books by authors, they give very little descriptions of the books and the plots.  Descriptions can only be found by following the links to Amazon.com.

Lukas Prize Project Awards:  Sponsored by the Columbia University Graduate School Of Journalism, these awards honor exceptional nonfiction writers and their works. The prizes recognize literary grace and commitment to serious research and social concern. Information about the books and the authors are included. Lists of past winners and information about their books can also be found.