May 15, 2019

Gentle reads refresh

Some days you may want to turn to a book for ease and comfort, lightness and maybe a little joy. You can find plenty of books with violence, fraught situations, angst, and peril, but NoveList is making it easier to find books with a gentler outlook on the world. Here at NoveList, we recently reviewed and updated our gentle reads genre, so you’ll be able to find hundreds more books that meet your needs. 

May 2, 2019

New in NoveList: Subgenre Specials

Here at NoveList, we're always thinking about what librarians need to deliver top-notch readers’ advisory to their genre fiction fans. Our existing Genre Outlines broadly survey a major genre’s key concepts, authors, and titles. But what to do when a reader’s only interest is (for example) not just romance novels, but only historical romances? Or only paranormal romances? 

April 29, 2019

The Secret Language of Books – 2019 Edition

We are happy to announce that the 2019 version of The Secret Language of Books is off to the printer. Many of you expressed appreciation for the earlier version of this booklet, which contained detailed information about NoveList appeal factors and tips for using them with readers. This time around, we wanted to create an even richer resource for you by including genres and themes. 

December 20, 2018

LibraryReads and NoveList team up to offer genre education

LibraryReads and NoveList have partnered on a series of genre webinars in 2019. We think of the series as a 101 crash course for some of the more popular genres, designed to give librarians a sense of why readers are drawn to the genre; some tips for talking with fans; key books in the genre to know; sub-genres and crossover titles to keep in mind; and tips for searching NoveList for themes, appeal terms, and genre information and more. 

November 10, 2016

Fan of manga? Try light novels!

If you or your patrons enjoy graphic novels, and, more specifically, manga, take a look at our newly created genre, light novels.