Readers’ Advisory Tips
Have you found a book that you really love? Maybe it is a stand-a-lone or maybe it is a part of a series. But when you are done you feel like a part of you has gone with it? Here are some tips and tricks for finding other similar books and series to ones that you love.
We have compiled a few resources for different readers’ advisory options. Readers’ Advisory is the service normally provided to you by your friendly library staff where they suggest titles through indirect or direct means. Since we can’t be with you from the library we are hoping these help in finding more materials for you from the comfort of your home.
The Kitchen Sink RA is a great resource for reading a book similar to a particular movie, singer, or different genres.
NoveList is actually available on the catalog when you search for a title. Did you really like Where the Crawdads Sing? Search for that title in the catalog; once there click on the title and scroll down past where it lists available copies; it will look like this:
At the very bottom it says NoveList content, if you click on that it gives you titles that are similar and similar authors. As pictured below. This is a great tool for everyone!
What Should I Read Next is a great resource and very simple and easy to use.
Goodreads is a place where you can track what you read and then it provides you options of items similar and it even breaks it down by genre if you want to search that way.
Another favorite that is used by our librarians’ is Fantastic Fiction. It provides lists of authors and/or series and shows all of the author’s published works and the order of any of their series and then it gives ideas for similar authors or series you might like.
Below you will find some read-a-like lists for children and teens. These are only a few! If you are looking for more options for teens or tweens there are a bunch of lists on the teen page on the Grapevine Library website.
That link is here: https://www.grapevinetexas.gov/823/Suggested-Reading-For-Teens
We hope these are helpful and even though we aren’t open right now we are still here to answer questions and help with reading in any way possible. Don’t forget there are lots of ebooks http://library.grapevinetexas.gov/845/eBooks-and-Audiobooks offered through our website too and they are all free!