Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What to read next? Pushing boundaries?

Waiting for your author to release this year's title?  Exhausted by the same ol' same ol'?

These sites are designed to introduce you to something new or someone similar.

And you may always ask any staff at the library for a suggestion.  I made need some time and I may badger you with several questions first, but that is one of my favorite facets of my job!

The first is RA for All(RA is Reader's Advisory--answering "What do I read next?").  This is a specific post on Charlaine Harris, but the right column includes links to other authors, a search bar, and several blog suggestions for further recommendations.

The second is Stop, You're Killing Me!, which specializes in murder mystery read-a-likes.

The third is Shelf Renewal, which focuses on books from a year or more ago.  These are titles you may have been too busy for when new, or didn't quite understand the hype, or just weren't ready for at that time your life.  This blog's right column lists by genre as well.

The fourth is Berwyn (IL) Public Library's page on a long list of authors and suggested other authors.  Look here if you have read all of Author X and need a new field.  

Finally, Murderati is a blog including posts from many murder-mystery authors.

Where do you go for book recommendations?  Any I should add here?  Please share in the comments or when you next visit Ruidoso Public Library.