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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.

Books that Pass the Bechdel Test

Definition: The Bechdel test is a measure of the representation of women in fiction. It asks whether a work features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. -

You Are What You Read

Rosenberg’s First Law of Reading

Never apologize for your reading tastes


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. 

Top 10 Book-Group Books: 2021

These outstanding books, reviewed in Booklist from July 2020 through June 2021, will spark discussions on language, history, family, how to live in society, and so much more.

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.

2022 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.