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Novelist: What the Librarians Use

Here’s a confession from behind the reference desk, none of our librarians have read every book in the library. We’re not even close (maybe one day!) But that doesn’t stop us from recommending the perfect book for you. The secret is: NoveList.

With NoveList, you can find recommendations, read-alikes, award lists, book discussion questions, and author biographies. Let’s say you just finished reading The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley, and you’re looking for something similar. Just type in The Paris Apartment in NoveList, and you’ll get an incredible list of read-alikes. But what makes NoveList stand out from other recommendation sites is that each read-alike includes an explanation on why they’re recommended.

Another great feature of NoveList is that you can browse by appeal terms. You’re able to select through categories like writing style, tone, pace, etc., and then search for a title that matches those appeal terms. Oh and not to mention, NoveList is linked up with our catalog, so you can see if we have the title available! So the next time you’re in a slump looking for a good book, try out NoveList, it’s the resource the librarians use.

You can find NoveList on our Online Resources page

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