Find a new favorite with NoveList

Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011, 8:24 am

Stuck on what to read next now that the Hunger Games and Breaking Dawn series are done?

Try NoveList, a database designed to help you find titles or authors similar to ones you already enjoy.

Start at the left sidebar to browse recommended reads for adults, teens, middle-schoolers and young readers in a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres.

Search NoveList for recommendations by entering authors, titles, series titles, characters or keywords to describe a plot. Once you've found a book you like, you can read reviews, find series information and link to information about the author and a complete list of the author's titles. To find your next read, check out "NoveList Also Recommends" in the right sidebar for author read-alikes.

The "Search for More" feature allows you to tailor your own search. You can find similar titles based on genre, subject, setting and a variety of appeal factors such as storyline, tone, pace or writing style. For instance, if you're looking for something like Hunger Games, you can find more science fiction stories about a dystopian world with a menacing tone, like the Chaos Walking series. Missing Breaking Dawn? Find more angst-filled books about vampires such as the House of Night series.

Younger readers can try NoveList K-8 to find age-appropriate books for pleasure reading as well as school assignments. NoveList K-8 includes fiction and non-fiction book titles and has many added features such as "Recommended Reads" book lists, first chapter excerpts, Lexile scores and popularity ratings.

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