November 18, 2019

Finding books and audiobooks for road trips

The holidays means time with friends and family — and traveling to see friends and family. Whether you are traveling by plane, train, or automobile, let NoveList help you find the perfect read for your trip.

September 23, 2019

Take me out to the library

Baseball, as both the most storied and the most human of sports, naturally lends itself to great storytelling. And 2019 was also a banner year for nonfiction books about the game and its history, including many that will appeal to non-baseball, even non-sports fan patrons.

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!

June 25, 2019

Reading immigrant experiences

Seeking out books written by immigrant authors is one way that people curious about immigrant experiences can gain a deeper understanding while glimpsing the life stories behind an issue that is often presented to us as a political problem. With the number of great books recently published by immigrant authors, representing a diverse spectrum of cultures and nations, readers have a great deal of choice. 

April 8, 2019

Looking for inspiration? Let our new themes browse pages guide you!

Themes are the (sometimes) hard-to-define elements of a book that hook a reader— we’ve talked about them before, from our initial announcement to suggesting ways to use them with library patrons. Now by popular demand, we built a resource within NoveList and NoveList Plus that allows you to see at a glance how our themes are organized.

February 28, 2019

How to use book reviews in NoveList

In addition to seeing a book jacket image, reading level, and the many tags we have added to the book, most of our titles also include book reviews from notable review sources. A recent poll amongst staff revealed multiple ways we here at NoveList use or have used the reviews. 

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