Reader's Advisory at the Wells Public Library
Need some suggestions for another book to read? Looking for the title of the next book in your favorite series? Here at the Wells Public Library we are always happy to help you with reading suggestions and resources to help guide you to that next great story. Feel free to ask a librarian!
Social Networking for Readers
Reading is basically a solitary endeavor, but modern technology has come up with ways to interact with other readers.
Two popular sites are Library Thing and Good Reads. Both sites allow readers to search for books without registering, but in order to participate fully one must register. Once an account is created, readers are able to keep track of what they've read, post reviews, and communicate with other readers.
Maine Crime Writers Blog
Check it out!
Maine writers Julia Spencer-Fleming, Gerry Boyle, Sarah Graves, Paul Doiron, Kate Flora, Barb Ross, Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett, Lea Wait, Vicki Doudera and James Hayman, have joined together in a daily blog at: MaineCrimeWriters.com. Hartland Librarian John Clark will be featured once a month to review YA (librarian lingo for Young Adult) mysteries.
For Lovers of Series!
For you mystery/suspense fans, go to Stop, You're Killing Me! (www.stopyourekillingme.com). You can search not just by author and title, but by series character, job of character, location, time period, and more.
Fantastic Fiction (www.fantasticfiction.co.uk) offers series information mainly on science fiction and fantasy, but also on other genres, such as mystery and romance.
Finally, the Kent District Library in Michigan has What's Next: Book in Series Database (http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/WhatsNext.asp). This site allows you to search by title, author, or name of series, especially helpful for those authors who have done several series.
Thanks to Rebecca Vnuk of Booklist for providing some of the websites featured here.
Wondering what's hot off the press?
BookBrowse.com - Current fiction and nonfiction by author, title, and genre. Also features, book discussion guides, best sellers, and "Favorite Book" award winners.
BookSpot.com - Portal site for hundreds of book-related sites, including best sellers lists, award winners, and assorted reading lists
Fresh Fiction - Subscribe to Media Spotlight for daily updates on titles featured in the media.
Gnooks - Provides an opportunity to find reading suggestions and readalikes
IndieBound - Titles promoted in independent book stores
Library Booklists and Bibliographies - Links to more than 1400 library booklists and readalike lists, fiction and nonfiction.
Overbooked - Self-proclaimed website for "ravenous" readers. Reviews, links, and lists galore.
Readers Advice - Offers author biographies and subject-based similar authors
What's Next? - Best guide to series order.
Maine Library Websites for Readers: