September 17, 2020

Literary Fiction Starter Pack

This week, LibraryReads and NoveList offered another installment in our popular Crash Course genre webinars, this time in literary fiction. Presenters Stephen Sposato and Jessica Lin broke down the intricacies of the definition and history of literary fiction, shared ways to help fans of the genre, and gave us a sneak peek into what they’re excited to read this fall. 

July 21, 2020

Take the ARRT genre self-assessment

NoveList is pleased to offer our subscribers access to the 5th Revised edition of the Adult Reading Round Table’s Popular Fiction List. Librarians and readers can use the workbook to evaluate their familiarity and comfort with authors in the most popular genres. The self-assessment can be used to reveal holes in genre knowledge as well as to discover new authors to try. 

July 7, 2020

Introducing “Nonfiction that reads like fiction”

After some careful curating, our metadata librarians have come up with a new and exciting genre in nonfiction books for adults – Nonfiction that reads like fiction!  These are books that while grounded in fact, biography or memoir, create a reading experience much like reading a novel. Think In Cold Blood, Educated: A MemoirThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, or I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

June 24, 2020

Graphic Novels: Your webinar questions answered

If you missed last week’s webinar Crash Course in Graphic Novels make sure to check it out! Our enthusiastic group of panelists covered everything you need to know to get started providing readers’ advisory for graphic novels. Here are some of the questions the audience asked and responses from our panelists.

June 18, 2020

New theme in NoveList: Unnamed narrator

How do you like your narrator? At NoveList, we have various terms that call out narrative voice.

June 10, 2020

Graphic Novel Starter Pack

Assembling a starter pack that encompasses the entirety of the graphic medium is an impossible task, but these five titles are a good sampling of the variety of genres and art styles that the format has to offer. They’re all either standalone graphic novels or completed series, with critical acclaim and wide appeal.