Reader Resources

TBR: Personalized Reading Recommendations

The Dracut Library is pleased to provide our readers with this service that helps to match readers with books that they may enjoy, based on other books they have read and enjoyed.

Finished the last book by your favorite author? Is your To Be Read pile empty? Fill out our online survey of what you like to read and get personalized reading recommendations from our staff.

Databases

  • NoveList Plus
    NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource. In addition to the fiction database that NoveList has offered, NoveList Plus adds nonfiction. With NoveList Plus, you can find titles, articles, and lists for both your fiction and nonfiction needs.

Awards

  • Alex Awards
    The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 
    The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.
  • Booklist Editors Choice: Adult Books 
    “The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.”
  • Sophie Brody Award (This award is given to encourage, recognize and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish literature)
  • Notable Books for Adults 
    Since 1944, the goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader.
  • Over the Rainbow Project 
    To recognize current quality non-fiction and fiction books that authentically express gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experiences.
  • The Reading List 
    The Reading List seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them.
  • Stonewall Book Awards 
    The Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award are presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.

Bestseller Lists

 Fiction Book Lists

Nonfiction Book Lists

Author Read-Alikes

 5 To Try

Not really sure what you want to read next? These 5 To Try Book Lists give you a sampling of titles in specific genres to try out.

Book Lists from Other Libraries


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