Personalized Reading Recommendations

If you’re struggling to figure out what to read next, let your librarians suggest books based on your interests. Librarians have many resources to provide reading recommendations (called “readers’ advisory” in library jargon).

Do you love fiction – short stories and novels that describes imaginary events and people? Or do you prefer nonfiction – writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people? Maybe you enjoy both. We are happy to provide some suggestions.

How does it work?

  • Fill out the form below to give us a little information about your reading tastes.
  • Your personal librarian will assemble a list of book titles and authors based on the information you provide.
  • You will receive a list of recommendations via email within 5-7 business days.
  • If you want to try one of the recommendations, let us know and we’ll reserve it for you! You’ll be notified when it’s ready for pickup.

If you’d rather search on your own, the library offers access to NoveList Plus, a database that provides summaries and reviews for all types of books, as well as “read-alike” and series lists. You will need your Crete library card number and PIN to access NoveList. Many readers also like to use the public website Goodreads to keep track of their reading and find new titles.

 

Recommendations are made based on the answers provided in the form. Satisfaction will, of course, vary. If you’d like different recommendations, let us know what you liked or didn’t like on your personalized list, and we’ll provide new suggestions. You can email us at cpldas@cretelibrary.org or call 708-672-8017.