Book Lists, Reviews & Recommendations

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NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations, available through libraries around the world.
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NoveList K-8 Plus

It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

Booklist Online

Booklist Online offers free content to non-subscribers including a Review of the Day and a generous selection of additional reviews and features written exclusively for Booklist Online.

Book Riot

Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. Sometimes the entries are serious and sometimes they're silly.

Common Sense Media

Reviews and ratings created with children and families in mind for movies, television, books, apps and games.

Fantastic Fiction

Bibliographies for 40,000+ authors, and cover pictures and descriptions for 500,000+ books.


A "social cataloging" website that allows individuals to freely search Goodreads' extensive user-populated database of books, annotations, and reviews, and to create their own.


A cataloging and social networking site for book lovers that helps you create a library-quality catalog of books. Everyone gets the benefit of everyone else's work. LibraryThing connects people based on the books they share.


The Litsy community is a groundswell of passionate readers, authors, celebrities, and more. Share bookish moments with Quotes, Reviews, and Blurbs. Measure Litfluence to discover your “bookprint” in the world. Explore recommendations from readers, not algorithms.

Series & Sequels

From the Los Angeles Public Library, this is a searchable list of fiction books for adults which are part of a series, or are sequels to earlier novels.  User may search by author, title and series name or characters. 

What's Next

Kent District Public Library offers a searchable database of fiction in series.  Enter a title, author, or name of a book in a series and get a list of the titles in that series. 

YALSA Teen Book Finder

This database provides access to all of YALSA's annual selected book and media lists, awards, and honorees. These resources are developed by library staff and educators. These books and media have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, and span a broad range of reading and maturity levels.

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