What Do I Read Next???
More often than not, I turn to NoveList, which is one of our many electronic resources available to Mercer County Library System card holders. NoveList allows you to find books based on criteria from a book you've previously enjoyed.
Let's say you or your teenager enjoyed the book, The Declaration by Gemma Malley. By easily searching NoveList, you can find the entry for The Declaration, and see additional information about the book (summary, descriptors/subject headings, reading level, etc.). The book's entry in NoveList includes a link to "Find Similar Books," which allows you to begin selecting the desired criteria for your next book. You can view a short online video demonstrating an example search in NoveList.
When using the "Find Similar books" mechanism in NoveList, criteria options include:
- selecting subjects/keywords in order to focus on topics or themes you enjoy;
- specifying whether you only want books that have won awards;
- choosing what reading level you prefer (e.g., adults, teens, older kids, or younger kids); and
- specifying whether you only want books that include book reviews
-Anna, Hopewell Branch