Finding the Right Books for You
By Jillian Bietz – Teens
Have you ever finished a good book and thought, “Now what?”
Sure, you could roam the library stacks for hours, reading different spines and picking based on colorful covers, but wouldn’t it be easier if there was a place you go online that would actually suggest what to read next? Check out these great websites and you will find a new favorite in the click of a mouse. Many offer activities, discussions, and more. Book browsing has never been easier!
This website is the place to start if you aren’t a frequent reader. You can literally find a book tailor made to your tastes by sliding a lever towards different categories. for example, do you want a book that is happy or sad? Coventional, or unusual? Or how about somewhere in the middle? This website is a lot of fun. Which Book also compiles themed lists to browse through.
Your Next Read
Your Next Read is more interactive and features books in a chart format. Also helpful are the Amazon.com reviews. This website allows you to filter your search options and see how much your book costs on Kindle or Amazon. Sign up with the site and you can save different book lists, recommend your favorite reads to other users and more.
Mind the Book
Go ahead, ask a question, any question; and Mind the Book will reply with relevant book titles! Though it is kind of a kooky idea, Mind the Book is a fun way to find interesting titles. some featured questions include “How to be happy” and “Why traveling can change your life.”
Reading group Guides
This site is great for those in book clubs. Reading Group Guides compiles book guides-choose from author, category, age group, etc. Perfect for reading groups and book clubs. Also available are contests, tips from users, interviews with librarians, various book clubs and authors and more.
Book Browse is a really fun site full of interesting things to do. Find a book based on anything from genre to time period; read a biography of your favorite author; join a discussion with other readers or take a personality quiz or do some other fun stuff that will sure interest any fervent reader.