Have you ever found yourself in one of the below horrifying situations?
- You’ve read every single book written by (insert author here) and you know there aren’t any more but you must have more, more, MORE!
- You’ve gone on an (insert favorite prolific author here) reading binge and you need a break BUT you still want all of the exciting plot twists and complex characters that the above mentioned favorite author brings to the table. WHAT WILL YOU DO?
- You read a book that was sooooo (insert adjective here) that you must find one that gives you the same (insert adjective here) feeling. HOWEVER WILL YOU FIND IT?
Never fear! Here at Readers’ Corner we are very familiar with all of the above scenarios and have solutions for your reading dilemmas. As you may be aware, we in library-land use all sorts of crazy terms to describe things. One that isn’t too library-ish is the term “read-alike” which basically means:
If you like ______, then you might like _______.
For example: If you like author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) for her dark literary thrillers, then you might like author Tana French (Broken Harbor) who also uses flawed narrators who are often personally involved with the crimes they are investigating.
How do we work this crazy magic? Sometimes it is simply that we read a lot of books! Most of the time, we use nifty tools that you can use as well. Lincolnwood Library subscribes to a wonderful reading tool called NoveList. You can access this resource in two ways:
- Access NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus from the Research page on our website. Here you can read reviews, get author/title read-alikes and much more.
- You can also access NoveList reading recommendations directly from our library catalog. Just search for a title and then click on the “Get NoveList Reading Recommendations” link on the right hand side of the page.