Can't decide what to read next? Take a look at some of our resources for book recommendations, including library created resources and book discovery databases.

Library Suggestions

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Cozy Club

If you like cozy mysteries, here is a series of videos with book suggestions just for you.

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Genre Deep-Dives

There's more to genres than a label and readers should explore all of the elements that make each genre unique and appealing. Take a deep-dive with the library into various reading genres to find out what makes each one unique. Plus, get genre specific reading suggestions!

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Reading Challenge

For 2023, NoveList Plus has a year long reading challenge. Each month of the year has a different challenge category. See if you can do all 12!

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Recommendations Blog

Blog posts on topics within the book world, including book and movie suggestions.

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Staff Picks

Book suggestions hand picked by library staff members. Current issue can be found in the new book areas by the library's main entrance. Past issues available online.

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Book Discovery Databases

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Free access to BookBrowse for patrons!

Find your next great read with BookBrowse - the guide to exceptional books.

BookBrowse offers:

  • Reviews, excerpts, recommendations and excerpts.
  • Browsing by genre, time period, geographical setting and theme.
  • Handpicked "If you like this, try these" recommendations for thousands of authors and books.
  • Resources for book clubs including recommended reads by theme, reading guides & online book club discussions.
  • One-click links to catalog to check availability.

Access from the library or from home using your library card number. This service is available to Boxborough cardholders.

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NoveList Plus

Looking for your next book? Want to find more authors like your favorites? NoveList Plus has all your reading answers. Find books that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, or ready-made book lists on your favorite genres. With NoveList Plus, you'll fill up your to-read list in no time!

NoveList Plus is a database made available to MA libraries by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). It is connected to the C/W MARS catalog and users can search for the book in the library catalog directly from the database.

Log in using your library card and PIN/password.

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