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.
February 10, 2020
New theme in NoveList: Wartime Crime
The mystery genre is massive. For all that we don’t want crime to affect us personally, it sure is fun to read about! And mystery writers help keep that passion alive in many ways. So how can this vast number of books be navigated? At NoveList, we offer an array of mystery genres – from Cozy mysteries where the crime stays behind closed doors, to Fantasy mysteries that take place in other worlds entirely, to Police procedurals that focus on the minutiae of the investigation.
December 18, 2019
Geek out with our new NoveList theme: Fandemonium!
Your patrons may love them. Your library may host them. You may even have participated in a few yourself. Fandom conventions and fandom spaces are becoming increasingly popular in the cultural landscape, and fiction centered around them is flourishing!
September 26, 2019
Sharing the Secret Language of Books
Over the years we’ve developed and refined our own language for matching readers with just-right books. These “story elements” cover the many different aspects of a book that catches a reader’s attention. Every year we compile the story elements, which include appeal terms, themes, and genres, into The Secret Language of Books: A Guide to Story Elements.
July 9, 2019
Books for mermaids
Disney’s live-action remake of 1989’s The Little Mermaid won’t be ready for quite a while, and that may leave fans feeling adrift in the meanwhile. Try luring them in with sea-sational books for, and about, mermaids! Here are a few of my favorites for adult readers, and the searches I used to find them in NoveList.
July 2, 2019
The biggest weekend of the summer is here, for those of you who are stateside. And that means our favorite adventurous D&D playing, mall-shopping, monster-killing crew from Hawkins, Indiana are back for one more season of horror and delight. So what would we recommend to these characters of Stranger Things (and the swashbucklers in your library, too)? This list is for you.