Adult Services

Reading Recommendations and Book Reviews

Here are some really good online resources available through the BadgerLink project:

 Book reviews, annotations, etc., for over 200,000 titles.

 

Information about authors and their works (from EBSCOhost).

 

Full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays; plus biographies, summaries, etc.

 

These resources can be used to find reading recommendations and book reviews:

  • BookPage - we also receive copies every month for patrons. They are located on the New Fiction book display.  Quantities are limited.
  • New York Times Best Sellers
  • USA Today Book Reviews and Best Selling Lists
  • Goodreads - Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love
  • Stop, You're Killing Me! - Stop, You’re Killing Me! is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. They list over 4,900 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 56,000 titles), both series (5,500+) and non-series.
  • Five Books -They ask experts to recommend the five best books in their subject and explain their selection in an interview.  This site has an archive of over one thousand interviews, or five thousand book recommendations.  A new interview is published every Monday and Thursday.
     

Here are some periodicals we subscribe to that are useful for finding new reading material:

  • BookPage - Copies of this monthly publication are located on the New Fiction book display.  Quantities are limited.
  • New York Times Book Review
  • Library Journal