December 26, 2019
Don’t read what you don’t want to
As both a reader and librarian, I know it’s incredibly helpful to focus on what resonates with readers when you do Readers Advisory. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to find a great recommendation for a reader when you’ve not taken the time to understand what they like.
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
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.