Find a Good Book to Read

Find a Good Book to Read

Help! I don't know what to read next...

The Library team are only to happy to help you find your next read. To help us offer you some reading suggestions, please fill out our Readers Advisory Form. It's really easy to fill out. We are looking forward to hearing from you.


If you are keen to do some research on your own, we've listed some great free websites that can help you in your search for finding that great next read!

General

  • NoveList Plus 
    Looking for a good book? Search by author, title, series, plot description or level of readership - children, young adults, adults for both fiction and non-fiction titles. Use the Read-Alikes feature to find other authors who write like your favourite author. Booklists and book club discussion guides.
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
    Information on authors and their works across literary disciplines and timelines. Includes literary criticisms, plot summaries, author biographies, full text poems, short stores and dramatic works. Video, audio and e-books.
  • Fantastic Fiction
    Bibliographies for over 25,000 authors; information on over 300,000 books
  • Goodreads
    A site for readers and book recommendations
  • Whichbook.net
    This UK site has an interesting and different way of retrieving recommendations for fiction reading
  • What's Next: Books in Series
    From Kent District Library, Michigan

Australian & New Zealand

  • LibraryThing
    Catalogue your own book collection online; connect with people who read the same things; find books with similar tags and see suggestions for similar books you might like
  • Literature
    Reading and literature recommendations, lists and news from Christchurch City Libraries
  • Read & Relax
    State Library of Tasmania
  • Libraries ACT
    Resources about books, reading and writing
  • Book Lovers' Resources
    Coffs Harbour City Library & Information Service
  • Popular Topics: Fiction
    Wellington (NZ) City Libraries
  • Readers
    Southern Tablelands (NSW) Library Co-operative
  • Reader's Corner
    From Eastern Regional Libraries, Victoria

Author-based

  • Overbooked
    A website for ravenous readers. They also specialise in literary and genre fiction information.
  • University of Queensland Press
    Search their online catalogue to read up on your favourite authors.

Genre-based

  • Allreaders.com
    Features detailed book reviews from many different genres of books! You can also enter a book review and get listed as a scholar!
  • Based on the Book
    A compilation of over 1,200 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures.
  • MysteryNet.com
    Online mysteries, mystery games, books and resources.
  • Opening the book
    A completely new way of choosing what to read.
  • Genrefluent
    A guide to reading genre fiction.