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.
Information about the latest cozy mysteries added to the library's collection
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!
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!
Blog posts on topics within the book world, including book and movie suggestions.
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.
Book Discovery Databases
Free access to BookBrowse for patrons!
Find your next great read with this interactive magazine for booklovers.
- 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.
Great for browsing for books that evoke certain moods or are similar to other works.
NoveList Plus is a database made available to MA libraries by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). You can find book reviews and other information of over 135,000 books. You can browse for books by reader's age group, subjects, genre, story and atmospheric elements, such as "Heartwarming and Quirky" or "Intensifying and Suspenseful", and Author Read-a-likes which suggests authors whose works are alike. There are also book discussion guides for parents or book clubs to spur deep discussions about a book.
NoveList is connected to C/W MARS catalog and users can search for the book in the library catalog directly from the database.