October 7, 2020

Reading in a pandemic: Part 4

For our fourth installment of this blog series, we’re sharing what our Australian team is reading in these difficult times. Read on for reading inspiration as well as some NoveList search strategies!  

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. 

September 9, 2020

Webinar: Crash Course in Relationship Fiction

Do you have a go-to strategy for helping readers with relationship fiction? Whether your readers are fans of upbeat stories of bouncing back or sardonic looks at family dysfunction — let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best relationship fiction has to offer your readers — from unlikely friendships to witty comedies of manners.

September 4, 2020

Spotlight on: Handwritten recommendations and descriptions

As Recommendations Lead here at NoveList, I have the distinct pleasure of editing our advisors’ reading recommendations and descriptions every day. Real live librarians and bookish experts handcraft these gems (in 100 words or less) to lead you and your customers to their next favorite title, author, or series.  

August 28, 2020

#DNF Alternatives

As you might imagine, we spend a fair bit of time here at NoveList HQ chatting among ourselves about books — what we are reading right now, what we’ve loved, who we’d recommend it to, etc. Not too long ago, the conversation turned to what highly acclaimed book had we started but never finished. Since readers’ advisory is near and dear to our hearts, we couldn’t just leave it at that. We asked everyone what they’d suggest someone read instead. The responses were so good, we couldn’t keep them to ourselves.  And, of course, I couldn’t resist adding some further reading suggestions of my own.

August 20, 2020

Reader, meet book: RA on-the-go

How many of you are thinking wistfully of pre-pandemic booktalking moments on the fly, back when you were tossing out info to your reader while dashing over to the shelf to grab a particular book?  Or, even better, having a tag team-approach convo, your colleagues chiming in with suggestions?

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