Guest Blog: Indie Fixx Book Club Reader Advisory by Tiffany Keenan
Tiffany is back for the Indie Fixx Book Club post. For this one, she shares some resources for answering that question, “What should I read next?” Get in touch with me if you want to contribute to the Book Club in some way. xoxo – jen!
by guest contribtuor Tiffany Keenan
Greetings Indie Fixxers! This is Tiffany again from In Love With Saturday, back with more fun book finds and reader tips! Sometimes I find myself in a reader’s slump, and I’m just not sure what I feel like reading, or it seems like I can’t find anything new and exciting that piques my interest. Whenever this happens, I turn to the following Reader Advisory websites where I am always able to find something new. These sites are a great way to discover new and upcoming authors, older books that didn’t make it big in the media, or new titles that are receiving rave reviews (and my favorite site is LibraryThing! Love it Love it Love it!)
- Library Thing – Register for a free account and begin creating book collections based on what you have read, want to read, didn’t like, own . . . the possibilities are endless. The site allows you to rate and review books, and the information can be shared with other users or kept private. Recommendations will be generated based on your collections and ratings. The site also includes social networking features such as groups, forums and interactions with authors.
- What Should I Read Next?– Simply type in an author name, a book title or an ISBN number, hit enter, and a number of reading recommendations will be generated! Recommendations are based on a reader database of over 70,000 books. Registration is optional.
- Fantastic Fiction– Provides lists of new books, authors and award winning titles.
- Good Books Lately – Geared toward the book club crowd, this site offers recommendations, discussion guides, book club tips and more.
- All Readers– Provides a database of book reviews searchable by title, character, plot and setting.
- Fiction Connection and Non-fiction Connection – These two sites are subscription based, and there is a good chance they are available through your local library. They stand out a little from the rest of the crowd because you can search for new titles in a number of different ways. You can search by title and find similar titles, or you can browse by topic, character, setting, genre, time frame, and location. Contact your local library or your state library commission to see if they have access to this wonderful resource. (Nebraska residents can visit www.nebraskaccess.ne.gov or contact their local library for login information.)
Hopefully these sites will aid you in your search for your next favorite book. Enjoy!
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About the contributor: Tiffany Keenan is the designer behind In Love With Saturday. She currently creates, lives and laughs in the beautiful but desolate Sandhills of Western Nebraska. She has been designing jewelry for over 10 years and she also works part-time as a librarian. Tiffany firmly believes that life long learning is a key to happiness, and she pursue new knowledge as often as time allows.