Find Your Next Good Read!

There are many ways to find reading suggestions on the Web:

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LibraryThing--Book Suggester makes a variety of recommendations for reads similar to the title you enter.

Other Web sites that make recommendations based on ordinary people's preference include What Should I Read Next?, Which Book, and Your Next Read.

If you input the books you like on LibraryThing or Good Reads, you can get further recommendations, based on a comparison of your personal library with other people's libraries.

Looking at what other customers bought, after you look up an item in the Amazon or Barnes and Noble bookstore, may also give you ideas.

Genre-Specific Guides

Stop, You’re Killing Me!
Readalike suggestions, plus series lists and indexes for characters, geography, occupation, and diversity.

All About Romance: If You Like (By Setting/Genre)
All About Romance: If You Like (By Author/Style) 

Science Fiction & Fantasy
NPR: Your Picks:Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
Top-100 list based on Web votes collected in 2011.

SF Signal: Interactive Guide to NPR's List of Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books
Fun and helpful guide to preceding list from NPR.

Books by African American Authors
AALBC (African American Literature Book Club)
Helpful pointer to recent best-sellers by African American authors.

Historical Fiction
Providence Public Library--A Guide for Historical Fiction Lovers


Award-Winners and Favorites

Literary Prizes and Book Awards
Annotated lists of award-winners.

Overbooked (The Next Chapter)--Starred Reviews
Links to lists of books with starred professional reviews in a variety of genres.

Reading Group Guides
Use the "Find a guide" button to find lists of book group favorites.


Library Booklists 
A wide-ranging collection of booklists taken from libraries.

Readalikes--Public Library of Anniston--Calhoun County
You can search by author, genre, or series to find similar books of interest.

Reader's Advice
9000+ fiction authors in 460 subgenres. Includes detailed author, series, and genre indexes.

Books in Series

What's Next (Kent District Library)
Stop, You’re Killing Me! 

Books with Media Connections


Scroll down & look to the right for links to books highlighted on TV or radio or being turned into movies.

Ask Us

If you would like more good reading suggestions, e-mail through our Ask-A-Librarian service, call us at (410) 396-5484, or mail your questions to:

Fiction Department
Enoch Pratt Free Library
State Library Resource Center
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201