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Reading Resources

There are lots of websites dedicated to helping the reader find what to read next.  Below are the websites the library recommends for helping you find your next book.  You can also stop by the library to see our displays of featured books  or come talk to us. We enjoy reading as much as you do and it's our job to help you find your next favorite book!

Bookworm with stack of books

WhichBook: Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs. Click to open up to 4 sliders and move the to set your choices"

Books & Authors: Know what you're going to read next?  Let this database from Gale help you! Find a good book to read or keep track of what you are reading, have read, and want to read.

Library Thing:  A home for your books.  Enter what you're reading or your whole catalog.  It's an easy, library-quality catalog.  Plus we have a community of 1,500,000 book lovers. LibraryThing connects you to the people who read what you do!

Goodreads:  Deciding what to read next? You’re in the right place. Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations. What are your friends reading? Chances are your friends are discussing their favorite (and least favorite) books on Goodreads. Use can also use this website to track books you have read and want to read.

FictionDB:  FictionDB is a reference website about fiction authors and their books. Save valuable reading time by going to one place for your reference and organizing. FicitionDB does not directly sell books, but feel free to click on the links to any of our bookselling partners.

Fantastic Fiction:  Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books including series order. Find an author by surname, or use the search boxes to search for an author or book.

Stop You're Killing Me: This is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.






The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.