Reading: Recommended books lists
Resources for Reading and IRW (Integrated Reading and Writing) Courses
Use this guide to find book to read for a class assignment or your own reading pleasure.
Information Literacy Projects: If you will be working on an information literacy project, consult this guide for step-by-step guidance: RD 115 Information Literacy Project
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Do you know a great book that your friends and classmates might like reading? The library would like to know about that book! You can recommend a book for the library to purchase here:
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Sources of Additional Book Recommendations
This site will help you find a book to read based on your interests. Browse books by mood and emotion, by characteristics of the main character (gender, sexuality, race, etc.), by events in the book, or find books that take place in specific parts of the world.
This social media site for book lovers has scores of rankings and reviews on every imaginable type of book! Browse genre (subject) lists, lists created by other users of the site, or search for a book or author you've read that you enjoyed to see other recommendations.
Read This Twice
Book recommendations from famous people, including Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, Jennifer Lawrence and many more.
If you like a particular author or book title, you might be able to find similar books from Read Alike tools and lists like these:
- What Should I Read Next?
- Search for a book you liked in LibraryThing and take a look at the LibraryThing and Member recommendations for similar books to read.
- Search for a book you liked on Amazon.com and take a look at the list of books under "Customers who bought this item also bought..."
- Goodreads Read Alikes
- Read Alikes from Hoover Library
NPR's Book Concierge
Find recommended books by NPR staff and trusted critics on every topic imaginable
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