Friday, March 4, 2011


In my last blog, I mentioned that I was currently reading the Shopoholic Series by Sophie Kinsella. Unfortunately, I read books fairly quick, and I know that with only a few books left in the series, it's not going to last me too much longer. So what books should I read next?
I could always turn to the well-read staff of the library for suggestions, or I could refer to one of the new databases here at the library... NoveList. NoveList is the perfect database for all of you who can never have enough books. It's composed of Recommended Reads Lists for readers of all ages who devour books of all genres. So, let's say I'm looking for a book for myself. I'll open up NoveList from the Reader's Advisory page on the website. Next, I'll identify at the left hand side of the page that I'm an adult. I enjoy Fiction, so I'm going to select Fiction A-Z. Now, I'm presented with a list of subgenres from 9/11 and After to Urban Lit. I'm going to go with Chick Lit, because as I've stated before this is what I like to read when I just want to relax.
So, the results are in... and I'm given a whole list of titles that look really appealing to me, which I will probably read... eventually.
Another interesting feature of NoveList is that you can find out what book comes next in a series. At the library, patrons are constantly asking, What comes next?! Now, you can find out by referring to this database. If you locate Series at the top of the screen, you'll be given a list of a zillion different series'. It might take about sixteen days to look through the complete list, so I'd suggest just searching for the name of the series that you're interested in. I've just searched for the Stephanie Plum series, written by Janet Evanovich and I've been given a list of the titles one through sixteen, as well as a review for each of the titles.
This website is extremely user-friendly and super useful for our patrons. Whether you're looking for the next book in a series, looking for a reading suggestion, or trying to find a book for your child (in NoveList K-8) NoveList is sure to help you out! I know I'll be using it in the future.

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