June 17, 2019

Trope-savvy readers’ advisory for fanfic readers

A lot of popular fanfiction tropes map easily onto NoveList’s romance themes, which stands to reason -- fanfic is a fantastic way to watch your ships fall in love over and over again. But there are also several NoveList themes that correspond to common tropes of gen fic (in which romance is not the focus). Here’s your guide to matching fanfic tropes to NoveList themes.

June 11, 2019

The Nuclear Option

Wondering which Chernobyl characters were based on real people and what their fates were? Thinking about what it was like to work as a scientist behind the Iron Curtain? Curious about other nuclear disasters or industrial accidents? If you or your patrons have questions, we can help. 

May 24, 2019

Fantasy Starter Pack

LibraryReads and NoveList are continuing our series of webinars to provide you with basic backgrounds on various genres such as science fiction, mysteries, and most recently, fantasy. These titles are all well-reviewed, will appeal to most readers, and are either a stand-alone title or the first in a series. Enjoy!

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 13, 2019

Webinar: Crash Course in Romance

Are you intimidated at the thought of helping romance readers? Whether your readers are fans of category romances or paranormal romances, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best romance has to offer your readers — from best friend’s sibling to secret babies.

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? 

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