What do I read next?

BooksOur libraries are full of books, but how do you find that perfect book to read next? Check out some of the services that KDL offers:

  • NoveList — Contains information about over 150,000 fiction titles. Browse author read-alikes, award winners, or search for genres or plot elements that you enjoy.
  • DearReader — Get the first few chapters of a book e-mailed to you Monday through Friday. Enjoying the book so far? — Check it out from the library. Not quite your style? — New books start every Monday.
  • What Do I Read Next? — This aptly-named resource includes over 115,000 recommended titles, more than 62,500 plot summaries, and awards information from 561 awards, all to help you uncover new reading adventures, find long-remembered favorites, and discover award-winning titles. Search by genre, subject, author, title, series, and more.
  • What’s Next?: Books in Series™ — If you’re a fan of a specific series of books, but can never remember what book comes next, check out KDL’s very own series database. Search by author, series, or book title. Includes forthcoming titles still on order so you can place holds for when the books are released.

Access all of these amazing services on our Literature Resources page.

Still can’t find that perfect book? Ask your local librarian for a recommendation.

Have you used any of these services? What is your favorite way to discover new books?

Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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