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.

May 21, 2019

Your summer reading master list, 2019 edition

Every year, we put together a “master list” of our best resources to help you survive whatever the summer reading season throws your way. Since we’re always adding fresh content and helpful resources to help make your daily librarian-ing easier, we’ve updated our summer reading master list! 

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 15, 2019

How to experiment with reading outside the box

As a cataloger of juvenile works, my reading has leaned more towards picture books of late, but I wanted to challenge myself with a standard readers' advisory goal: For the benefit of patrons, read “outside the box.”

March 7, 2019

Introducing a new way to find STEM fiction

We are pleased to introduce you to our latest new genre in NoveList, STEM fiction. Here at NoveList, we realized that although discovering nonfiction STEM books is fairly straightforward, identifying fiction STEM books can be more challenging. We wanted to come up with a simple way for librarians, educators, and patrons to identify fictional titles that incorporate problem-solving using STEM concepts. 

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