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What’s New This Month? Featured Content for April

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Posted April 10, 2013 in NoveList Plus, NoveList Select

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Looking for book display ideas or book discussion inspiration? Want to know what's new in NoveList this month? This new column is intended to give you a sneak peek into what resources you can find in NoveList to make your job easier. This month, we're talking about Humor and Author Read-Alikes.

Don’t Let April Fool You into Missing These Humorous Reads

Did you hear the one about the library director and the Helicopter DVD Drop Hoax? Well, neither did the citizens of Rock Springs, Wisconsin – at least the part about the hoax.

We at NoveList love a good prank as much as anyone, but we’re not kidding around with these new and updated Recommended Reads and Author Read-Alikes for April. Whether used as book displays or quick lists for those patrons with a longing for laughs, April won’t be fooling you into missing out on what’s new and updated in NoveList. The wacky weather may have you on your guard, but these humorous book lists are sure to satisfy that tickly in your and your patrons’ funny bone.

We've recently updated Author Read-Alikes for a couple of our humorous authors -- with a free bonus pdf download included. 

And be on the lookout for these new and humorous Recommended Reads lists, coming soon:

  • Funny Families
  • Behind the Laughs
  • On the Road
  • Sports Humor

Author Read-Alikes and Your Next Favorite Book

If you’re a NoveList user, you probably know about our Author Read-Alikes – and if you don’t, you’re in for a treat. If there’s a certain author your patrons love, but have read to the point they can quote any chapter on demand, Author Read-Alikes are a great way to find similar authors that may not have made it onto their radar otherwise. We are updating ARAs monthly so your patrons will have a never-ending stack of books to try out – they will find fresh information on the subject of the article, as well as updated Read-Alike suggestions.

As your patrons delve into new author territory, they’ll find all the important info they need to make a decision about their next read – reasons why the authors are Read-Alikes along with brief author descriptions, books to start with, and series if the Read-Alikes authors write them.

Here’s just a sampling of updated Author Read-Alikes you can find in NoveList:

  • Nicholas Sparks – for the lovers of bittersweet endings.
  • Daphne du Maurier – for the neo-Gothic fan.
  • Kathy Reichs – for those who live and breathe suspense.