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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.

11 Lighthearted Reads with
Big-Hearted Moments

Rejuvenate your mood with this list of hilariously charming novels that also carry a surprising amount of emotional weight. Just like the hit TV series Ted Lasso, these books seem all fun and light-heartedness at first, but pack a big punch when it counts. Each is guaranteed to keep you laughing through your tears.

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. 

Best Book Club Books of 2022

From mysteries to family dramas to true stories to uplifting books to sad ones, there’s something for everyone on this list of the best book clubs books to add to your roster for your groups.

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.