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Friday Memorial Library: Websites for readers

I love books and I love browsing online, so quite often I find myself clicking on links to different lists and browsing sites to find my next favorite book. Chances are, if you are reading this, you are the same way. Here are some websites we recommend to readers at the library to help you discover your next read (or at least the latest addition to you “to read” list).

NY Times Best Sellers List: Browse best seller lists, book reviews and news. The New York Times best sellers are authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre. nytimes.com/books/best-sellers

NoveList: Great for book clubs and students! Get book recommendations, read-alikes, discussion guides, and reading lists. Search for books by keyword and reading level (Lexile). Library card login required. badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/resource/novelist

BookSizzle: The book newsletter from Friday Memorial Library, delivered to your inbox. The newest arrivals in mysteries, science fiction, childrens, teens and other categories. Discover award winners, bestsellers, and what they’re talking about on television and radio. Sit back, relax and scroll through our booklists. Once you find what you’re looking for, simply click on the catalog link to reserve your selection. library.booksite.com/7408/nl/?list=NLAE

Stop, You’re Killing Me: A website to die for...if you love mysteries. A web resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. They list over 4800 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 56,000 titles), both series (5700+) and non-series. stopyourekillingme.com

What’s Next? Books in Series: This database helps you search fiction books that are series. So, if you can’t figure out which number of which series of the 30+ Nora Roberts series there are, this website can help. Brought to you by Kent District Library. ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp

Common Sense Media: This site provides information on content. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They allow parents to access information, advice, and tools to help ensure media and technology are used as a positive force in all kids’ lives. commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews

GoodReads: Think social media..for books. GoodReads allows you to keep track of what you’ve read, see what your friends are reading, and give recommendations for future titles. goodreads.com

Book Riot: This blog covers book related news, reviews, commentary, advice and information. bookriot.com

Reminder to all of our patrons – The Friends of the Library Book Sale starts Nov. 17, through Saturday, Nov. 19 during library hours and Monday, Nov. 21, is $1/bag until noon.

The Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Kimberly Hennings is the director of the Friday Memorial Library in New Richmond

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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