What Should I Read Next?
Readers' advisory is all about finding your next great read. Whether you want the next book in a series, an author read-alike, or have a soft spot for a specific genre check out the tools below to help you find what you are looking for.
Stop into the library and ask one of our Librarians for a book recommendation.
Or check out our list of Staff Picks under the PEPL Lists to read one of our favorites.
Keep up to date with all the newest items at the library with the New to PEPL or check out our account on Biblocommons to see all our library lists.
Our Staff Picks
Online Tools. There are many great online tools for finding books and authors here is a few of our favorites.
The world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. You can search and browse books, explore user lists in “Listopia” under the Browse tab or check out the “Readers Also Enjoyed” recommendation list generated for every title.
This site uses a simple search feature where you can type a book title or author, then the site will make recommendations. There are also subject lists ranked by title popularity as well as subject tags on each listed book
Allows you to search by emotion, setting, character, plot, etc. and use the sliding scale to say how much of one way or another a book should be. There are also pre-created lists based on concepts and links to read-alikes in the book descriptions.
Movies have ratings... why not books? This site provides recommendations based on ratings equivalent to PG, PG-13 and R. You can sort by star rating, genre, age, profanity, violence and nudity.
Use this site to search a book or author's clean rating. Is good for people who don't like excessive vulgar language, violence or explicit content in their otherwise good books.
Apps There is an app for that!
A mobile-friendly version of the Goodreads webpage. You can search and browse books, explore user lists in “Listopia” under the Browse tab or check out the “Readers Also Enjoyed” recommendation list generated for every title.
This app makes recommendations of books and movies based on past titles you liked. The more titles you like the more accurate the recommendations should become. Note you do need to create an account to use this app.
Did you know the Libby app also has reading lists that are updated every day? Find them under the Library Collection icon.
Podcasts. Keep up to date on what's new and what is worth talking about in the world of reading with these podcasts.
The Librarian is In
Join staff from the Not the New York Public Library to explore expert-curated lists filled with must-read books across all genres. Or take a deep dive into books, culture, and what to read next.
All The Books!
This is a weekly book podcast of recommendations and discussions about the most interesting and exciting new book releases. Produced by Book Riot
NPR's Book of the Day
Keep up the book everyone's talking about in under 15 minutes. Great for discovering new books to add to your reading list- all genres, mood and writing styles included.