Find A New Read

Looking for something new to read? Stop by the Answers Desk (or Youth Services Desk for Children's and Young Adult books) and we'll help you find your new favorite author. If you prefer, contact us by email at and let us know some of your favorite authors, titles, and/or genres and we'll send you some recommendations to try!

If you'd prefer to browse on your own, the following sites are excellent resources for finding something new.

goodreads Opens in new windowGoodReads is a social network for readers where you can browse book reviews and reading lists from over 30 million members as well as get personalized book recommendations and track books you're reading, have read, and want to read.  
wsirnWhat Should I Read Next? allows you to enter a book you like, then analyze its database of readers' favorite books to suggest what you could read next.


WhichBook provides a list of sliders, and you can choose 4 of the sliders to indicate your mood. Once you’ve indicated your tastes, it will provide you with a list of books that fit your mood.

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BookBrowse recommends only the most interesting and well written books so you can browse the best and ignore the rest!
Lit Lovers Opens in new windowLitLovers is designed to help you find book club books and features recommendations, reading guides, discussion questions, and reviews.
LMLiterature Map asks you to type in an author’s name and then generates a map of other authors that have similar writing styles and genres. The closer the author’s name is to another, the more alike the authors are. 

BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to more than 400,000 readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries.
librarything_logo2LibraryThing is a service to help you catalog books you have read, own, or want to read. You can also browse user reviews, get book recommendations, and connect with other readers.  
readalikesReadalikes allows you to look up your favorite author's name and find new authors who write in similar styles. This resource is provided by the Anniston Public Library.