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Reading Recommendations: Home

This guide provides the resources to assist you in locating what to read next. Browse the resources below or check with the Reference Librarian at your Delaware Public Library for Reader's Advisory assistance.

The intent of the this LibGuide is to assist readers, and librarians who assist readers, in answering the age-old question, What do I read next?

Readers will find websites, read-alikes, and links to the catalog for award-winning and recommended books.

Rosenberg’s First Law of Reading

Never apologize for your reading tastes

Websites

The following websites, which include all genres, will help you discover your next read.

Nancy Pearl's Rule of 50

If you’re fifty years of age or younger, give a book fifty pages before you decide to commit to reading it or give it up.  If you’re over fifty, which is when time gets even shorter, subtract your age from 100—the result is the number of pages you should read before making your decision to stay with it or quit. 

14 Thought-Provoking Reads for Your Book Club

Regardless of their genre, the best book club books keep the discussion flowing, whether you’re analyzing themes or debating just how unreliable that narrator really was. From layered family sagas to psychological dramas, these thought-provoking novels fit the bill. Read on to see some of the best book club books 2021 has to offer, and then call up your friends to plan your next bookish get-together. - www.bookbub.com

Any Which Way You Read

Learn how the libraries are out-in-front with digital collections and free classes to help any reader get connected with online book borrowing

2021 Reading List

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, highlights outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them.