April 10, 2018

Reading without a compass

What happens when you find yourself with the freedom to explore and discover new books? 

March 30, 2018

Warm up to literary fiction

Literary fiction buffs may be among the most voracious, wily, and unpredictable readers that an RA librarian will face. What these readers crave goes beyond particular character types, plot conventions, or even related subject matter. Sound tricky? It doesn't have to be!

February 16, 2018

Introducing… Afrofuturism and Afrofantasy

As far as the NoveList office is concerned, February 16, 2018 should be a national holiday. We are all so excited to see what acclaimed director Ryan Coogler and a thrilling cast of luminaries do with Marvel’s Afrofuturist super-genius superhero king of Wakanda, T’Challa. AKA, Black Panther.

January 18, 2018

Exploring Genreland: Rural noir

Curious about rural noir -- or have readers who are? We can help!

December 12, 2017

Exploring urban fiction

In my days working at the Main Library in beautiful downtown Durham, N.C., the majority of my adult readers' advisory questions came from avid readers looking for urban fiction.

November 21, 2017

The many flavors of Christian fiction

If you aren't familiar with Christian fiction, it's all too easy to stick with the tried-and-true or wave a patron over in the general direction of the (perhaps small) collection you have. Luckily, we have help for you.

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