Find your next favorite book

“What should I read next?”

It’s one of the hardest questions I get as a librarian. I can only seem to think of the latest books that everyone wants – and of course those books have waiting lists. I often want to point them to a genre booklist or tell them about GoodReads. But sometimes I just want a list of books that are sleeper hits, just waiting for more people to love them. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes was one of those books (well maybe not — it did get reviewed in the New York Times.)

Here are some websites I found that can help us find our new favorite books:

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LibraryReads

Every month LibraryReads publishes a top ten list of books that librarians love. This list has some books that are under the radar.

Indie Next List

Taken from recommendations by independent booksellers around the country. Compiled by the American Booksellers Association.

Books on the Nightstand

If a podcast is more your speed, check out this website by two enthusiasts who work in publishing.

Flashlight Worthy

You gotta love the name of this site! Features quirky and fascinating lists such as “10 books that’ll make you wish your flight would never end” and “My favorite locked door mysteries.”

Book Movement

Specifically for book clubs, this site shows what book clubs around the country have been reading and discussing. Includes book guides.

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