April 13, 2017
Return to S-Town
Have you listened to the podcast S-Town yet? If you clicked on this, you probably have and you probably have a lot of feelings about it. And maybe you weren’t quite ready to the leave the world it built. Or maybe you've just been hearing the buzz and want to make sure you're in the loop when you get a reader asking you about books or media like S-Town.
March 23, 2017
Self-check your way to great recommendations
I have two advantages when it comes to finding read-alikes. One: I’m a librarian and trained to find good books. Two: I work at NoveList. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably a librarian and you probably have NoveList too. However, most of our readers aren’t librarians.
January 17, 2017
Wish I’d known… Library helper genres
You’re probably already familiar with many of the genre headings NoveList uses, like Romances, Science fiction, and Historical fiction. But we also have genre headings that gesture toward a given book's form, point of view, or distinguishing characteristics. We call these our “Library helper” genres.
January 11, 2017
A new year of RA inspiration
A new year is upon us, and no matter how you feel about 2016, I think we can all agree that 2017 is… Well, I think we can all agree that it’s here. No one can disagree with that, right? Just like how no one can disagree that readers still come to the library to find something great to read.
December 2, 2016
The best books of 2016
It’s the most wonderful time of the year -- when lists of the best books published in the last twelve months are everywhere you look, sparking conversation and lengthening to-read lists.
November 29, 2016
New subject heading for postwar life
When it comes to subject headings in which we use terms to describe the ideas and topics contained in the title, we here at NoveList have the perfect situation.