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Book Advice: Get Advice

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It's the moment every book-lover knows all too well—you've reached the final page of a book you've absolutely loved. You linger on the last sentence, re-reading it a few times, stalling, savoring these final moments. As soon as your eyes drift up, the pangs of mourning take hold. You are lost, adrift without a heading. What can you read that could possibly compare to this last high? We've been there. We know what it's like. We can help! Book Advice will give you all the tools you need to find your next favorite book. Ask our resident experts for personalized suggestions just for you by requesting book advice. Use SelectRead and NoveList to find similar reads, and customize book lists, or look at curated book lists from across the Internet.

Personalized Suggestions

For the full curated reading experience, have one of our experts put together personalized recommendations based on your reading preferences. Fill out the form and tell them just what you are looking for and they will use their expertise to dial in the right fit for you. There's a good chance you might find your next favorite book!

Explore Catalog Lists

Use the library catalog to explore staff curated lists, award-winning books, new titles, and bestsellers. Use the Explore button on the catalog navigation bar and select a category to dive into. From there you can view ratings and reviews by other library users, and librarians across the world, as well as readalikes.

Novelist Reader Database

The Novelist database has handy features, like read-a-likes, which lets you find and browse books that read like your favorites. You can also search by picking book characteristics you like, get reader feedback, use advanced search and browse functions, and even get book discussion guides for your book club!