Reading to Match Your Mood

Posted & filed under Library blog, Technology.

novelistplus logoAre you in the mood for a light-hearted, humorous story, or a fast-paced adventure? Do you prefer sympathetic, relatable characters, or unreliable narrators?

The library subscribes to a resource called NoveList Plus to help you find the right book for your mood. NoveList has just introduced some new features, so if you have never visited the site or haven’t visited in a while, this is a great time to give it a try.

The home page now features shortcuts to recommended reading under the heading I’m in the mood for…. Start with “sweeping and dramatic” books for adults, “character-driven and funny books” for teens, “feel-good and fast-paced” books for 9- to 12-year-olds, or “cartoony and colorful” books for younger children.

Also on the home page is the new Browse by Genre tool. Click to select an age group, then use the drop-down menu to view what’s “new and popular” in Historical Fiction, Memoirs & Biographies, Thrills & Chills, or a number of other genres.

For reading that appeals even more directly to your tastes, try the Appeal Mixer. This tool lets you use drop-down menus to set your own preferences in categories like writing style, pace, and storyline.

Click on any title in NoveList for details, reviews, and similar books, plus a Check the Library Catalog link. Follow that link to our online catalog, and you’ll instantly be able to find the title in Lincolnwood or request it from another nearby library.

To get to NoveList, find the Resources A-Z listing in the drop-down menu on any page of our website, and scroll down to N. If you are outside of our building, you’ll need to enter your Lincolnwood Library card number for access.

So, what are you in the mood to read?