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Find Your Next Good Read!

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

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LibraryThing--Book Suggester
This online service where people catalog their personal libraries makes a variety of recommendations for reads similar to the title you enter.

LibraryThing--Tagmash Search
Search for your favorite kind of book in the box on the upper right, next to "Mash." Use words other people would be likely to use and separate them with commas (for example, "funny, mystery" or "Italy, fiction").

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 catalogue the books you like on LibraryThing, Shelfari, 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

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

Romance
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.

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Award-Winners and Favorites

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

The Booklist Center 
Includes lists of prize-winners and favorites for many genres.

Overbooked-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.

Booklists

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.

Reader's Advisor Online
Click on "Advanced Search," then highlight a genre or a subgenre to get a list of titles. (If you click the genre, then the subgenre, you will need to click the genre again to un-highlight it.)

Ask Us 

If you would like more good reading suggestions for fiction, 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 

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