Looking for a good book? Here are some resources to help you find the perfect read.
On our website
Fill out our Book Recommendation Form with your likes and dislikes, and receive a customized list of books recommended just for you.
Or request a Grab Bag and we’ll put together a bag of books for you on your requested subject or genre.
We also have an ever-growing collection of Book Lists created by our staff.
NoveList Database: Search for books by describing a plot, get read-alike recommendations, or browse themed book lists. You will need your library card number to log in. Novelist read-alikes also appear in the Minuteman catalog! Look up a book, click on the title, and scroll down to see if there are read-alikes.
Book Award Sites
- Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction (adult)
- Booker Prize
- National Book Award
- Women’s Prize for Fiction (UK)
- Pulitzer Prizes
- Edgar Award for mystery
- Hugo Awards for science fiction
- Lambda Literary Awards for LGBT literature
- Nebula Awards for science fiction and fantasy
- Romance Writers of America Awards
Book recommendations, reviews, and lists
- Minuteman Network Booklists Top requests, lists by topic, book award winners.
- 5 in 15 Genre Series from Massachusetts librarians
- New York Times Best Sellers List Used up all your free access for the month? No problem! Head over to our Database page and scroll down to NYTimes.com for a free access code.
- Kirkus Reviews
- NPR Books
- Book Riot Lists, podcasts, and the yearly Read Harder Challenge
- What’s Next Book in Series
- Whichbook Use sliders to choose whether you want to read something happy or sad, conventional or unusual, funny or serious and many other factors, or view themed book lists.