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Reading Recommendations

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books.

Book Recommendations from Book Experts

NoveList Plus is lovingly created by librarians and book experts. We have over 25 librarians on staff, plus others from around the country who contribute their expertise. Our hand-crafted recommendations are created by professionals, so you can trust them to be high-quality. We tell you who wrote a recommendation and why the recommendation makes sense.

Series Information

One of our most popular features is series information, Readers often face a challenge when they try to figure out books in a series. What are *all* the titles in the series? What is the correct reading order (not always obvious!)? NoveList Plus has series information covered.

NoveList Has Appeal

Appeal factors are *not* the same as subject headings. They’re even better, especially when paired with subject headings. Appeal factors are terms that help you decide whether or not a book is “your style”.  Do you like funny, fast-paced mysteries? Or detailed mysteries with a lot of intrigue? Then we have appeal terms for you! Appeals are a signature feature of NoveList -- they help us match readers with their perfect books. Learn more about appeals; download our guides to Follow the Appeal and Target Your Search with Appeals.

A Single Place for Reviews

Tired of searching multiple places just to find out what people are saying about a book? NoveList includes reviews from professionals (Booklist, Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal), as well as from readers (Goodreads, Chilifresh). One stop shopping!

Everybody Loves Lists

Top ten, best of, favorites -- who doesn’t love a good list? Lists are one of the most used features in NoveList Plus. We have Recommended Reads, Grab and Go, Award Winners, and much more. These make it really easy for busy librarians (and readers) to quickly find lists of great books to read.

Read-alikes Galore

In addition to read-alike articles, we have several different kinds of read-alikes in NoveList Plus:

  • Title read-alikes are a direct link between two books. You like Divergent? We think you might like Uglies too.
  • Author read-alikes let readers know about authors with similar writing styles.
  • Series read-alikes are a recent addition to NoveList. These link similar series.

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