Books & More
"The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it."
— Elizabeth Drew
Reader's Link - Find a Good Book!
Looking for a good read? In addition to the SCPL genre booklists (see categories in sidebar) and staff picks, you might want to check out some of these websites.
- American Booksellers Association — News from independent booksellers
Includes the "Indie Next List", which previews bookseller-recommended favorites--the next bestsellers and undiscovered gems. You can also browse indie bestseller lists by region or specialty.
- BookBrowse — Books that Entertain, Engage & Enlighten
Your guide to exceptional books. Reviews, articles, interviews, book club resources, and much more. To access this resource from home, login using your SCPL Library Card and PIN
- EarlyWord — Bestseller lists, Media Tie-ins, Upcoming Releases
EarlyWord's mission is to bring publishers and public libraries together to meet the demands of readers. It brings together bestseller lists, publisher information, and book reviews from many newspapers and magazines. The site's blog covers everything that is new and interesting from Chick Lit to memoirs.
- Novelist — Your Guide to Fiction
NoveList assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. Readers can use a favorite author or title to locate other authors and titles of interest. Users can also browse over 1,200 theme-oriented booklists, 150 award-lists and 1,000 fiction related websites. To access from home, login using your SCPL Library Card and PIN
- What's Next? — Helps you search adult fiction in series
"What's Next?" allows you to enter a title, author or series name to get a list of titles in that series. A "series" is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. Produced by the Kent Michigan District Library.