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Reading Recommendations: Advisor tools

Resources to help find some good reading materials.

Advisor tools

The Book SeerType the name of a book you've finished and the website will recommend your next read.

Literature-mapDiscover similar authors by searching a name. Results that appear nearby are close matches.

What Should I Read NextEnter a title, author, or ISBN to receive a recommendation.

What's Next: Books in SeriesSearch series fiction by author name, book title, or series title.

Your Next ReadFind your next read listed by country of origin.

Lists with recommendations

ALA Teen Book Lists: See also Teens' Top Ten,  Alex awards, Printz awards and 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound.

Berkeley Summer 2020 Reading List: Recommended reading for incoming freshman. See also their archive.

BookBrowse: "A book recommendation service with the mission to seek out the diamonds in the rough."

BookMarks: When a book is reviewed by at least three outlets, each of those reviews is assigned an individual rating (Rave, Positive, Mixed or Pan).

Books and Authors from Gale: Experts provide monthly book highlights and seasonal suggestions.

Goodread's 100 Best American Authors: "American authors that write about the American experience."

Great American Read—High School Titles: An eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading from PBS.

Guide to Best 100 SciFi & Fantasy Books: A fun, choose-your-own-adventure guide to a read you'll enjoy.

LitHub's Ultimate Summer 2020 Reading List: A summer reading roundup from the internet.

Modern Library's 100 BEST: Fiction and Non-fiction books that have stood the test of time.

99 Book Recommendations from John Green: Bookriot compiled a list of books recommended by Green.

NPR's Book Concierge 2019:  A year's worth of favorite reads from NPR staff and critics; the tabs go back to 2013.

Pick 5: Five books recommended by a variety of authors on a variety of themes.

Pick 5—Young Adult: Five books recommended by a variety of authors on Young Adult topics.

Reading Rants: A blog written for teens that reviews "out of the ordinary" books.

Teen Reads: Reviews, author interviews, contests, and "the ultimate reading list."

TED-Ed Book Recommendations: Pairing every TED-Ed animation with a great book.

Time Magazine's 100 NonFiction: "...the 100 best and most influential books written in English" since TIME's beginning...

YA Books Central: One of the largest social networks for tween and teen readers.

Book Awards Lists: The list of lists for prize-winning books, as well as music albums and films.

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