We Recommend

Not sure what to read next? We can help! Check out these tools for finding your next great read, watch, or listen. 

Free with your Library Card

Novelist Plus

Novelist PlusNoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, presenting fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks and includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, and more. 



Novelist Plus for K-8 

Novelist K-8NoveList K-8 Plus is especially for younger readers with reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8. 



Personalized Recommendations 

CLICK HERE for a short questionnaire about your reading interests. A librarian will respond shortly with recommendations of books that may interest you. 

Staff Picks

Want to see what the John Curtis Free Library staff is reading? Check out our ongoing staff picks section near the Fiction section. 

Bestseller Lists, Movie and Music Charts

New York Times Bestsellers

Publisher's Weekly Bestsellers

IMDb Box Office Chart (Movies)

Billboard Hot 100 (Music)

Book Review Websites

Fantastic Fiction - Fantastic Fiction is a great website when you want to look up an author’s collection of books, and it even lists the books of a series in order.

Goodreads - Good Reads is one of the most popular book review websites on the internet, and is great for making book lists. You can see which books your friends are reading and what they recommend, and track the books you’re reading, have read, or want to read.

Stop You're Killing Me - A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books

What Should I Read Next? - What Should I Read Next analyzes the "favorites" list of all their members in order to recommend the best next read for any book.

Whichbook - Which Book helps you pick a book based on your mood, which you can do for free or sign up and create saved lists. The site provides a list of sliders, and you can choose 4 of the sliders to indicate your mood (are you looking for something more Happy or Sad, Expected or Unpredictable, Easy or Demanding, etc…).

Your Next Read - Your Next Read provides book recommendations in two ways, and you can sign up and crate you own “Map” of books. To find book recommendations, you can either browse reading lists, or you can type in a title, and a web of 8 other books will appear, as well as Amazon reviews about the book you searched for.