Getting often good reading recommendations is often hard. It can be hard for a librarian (or a friend, co-worker, etc) to pinpoint exactly what you, personally, like to read. You might like dark, compelling thrillers written in the first person or you might like more atmospheric books that focus more on setting and character development. While a good Reader’s Advisory librarian (ahem) can help you locate a great book, the Bellingham Public Library also has a great new tool that can help you find the perfect book from the comfort of your own home.
This new resource is call NoveList Plus. And it is awesome and free to use both in the library and from home.
NoveList Plus is a database allows you to find books based on individual characteristics (or “appeal terms”) that are more specific than normal genre classifications like science fiction or mystery. You can look for books that are dark, romantic, and set in Toronto or you can look for award-winning fiction that is fast-paced and compellingly written. You can also look up books that are similar to your favorite novel or author.
But that is not all!
You can also get series lists, author biographical information, recommended reading lists, book discussion guides, and much more. So check out it today!