July 26, 2019

Speculative fiction featuring diverse characters

Many libraries are following the Summer Reading theme Universe of Stories, bringing to mind images of outer space, astronauts, and creatures out of this world. And whether your library is following the theme or not, the speculative genres of science fiction and fantasy are perennially popular. 

July 25, 2019

Series limiter

A recent question stood out to me as a former librarian and currently overwhelmed reader: is there a way to limit your search results in NoveList to either include or exclude series? The inquiry comes at a perfect time because we have just added this feature in NoveList Plus!

July 24, 2019

Romance webinar follow-up resources

If you enjoyed the Crash Course in Romance webinar and want to know more, NoveList has many resources for you! 

July 22, 2019

Search alerts turn Stranger Things into readers’ advisory

Harnessing what else is going on in your readers’ lives can make for effective readers’ advisory. Some readers make it easy by asking their favorite librarian -you- about a book they might have heard about during an NPR driveway moment or while watching their fave news show. 

July 17, 2019

Romance Starter Pack

If you are new to the genre or just want a quick hit on what’s popular in romance, these five titles will get you started. They are well-reviewed, will appeal to a wide variety of readers, and are either stand-alone titles or the first in a series. Happy reading!

July 15, 2019

Dispatches from StokerCon 2019

StokerCon is the annual conference held by the Horror Writers Association, culminating in the Bram Stoker Awards. With just over 400 participants, it’s a smaller event, but the daily schedule (which ran from 8 a.m. to midnight) was filled with an impressive number of sessions, panels, and activities.  

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