Read Next?

Have you read everything by your favorite author and want to find new one? Want to know what the next book in a series is? Need a new book to read?

Welcome to Reader’s Corner, your one stop shop to find answers to your reading questions. Visit our site to learn about the Library’s book clubs and browse through our hand selected websites and databases. WCPLtn is here to help! From books to audiobooks to eBooks, feel free to call the Reference Department at 595-1243 or Ask a Librarian.


You can browse through some of the book lists created by our own librarians!


  1. June is Zoo and Aquarium Month
  2. June is African-American Music Appreciation Month
  3. Rockin’ Reads For Kids
  4. Tolkien Reads Day
  5. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  6. Fabulous Teen Tech
  7. Presidential Election 2016
  8. Most Memorable Moms in Kid-Lit
  9. Hilariously Humorous Children’s Books
  10. National Poetry Month: Poems for All
  11. Remember, Remember, Picture Books in November (or December)
  12. Comics and Graphic Novels 101
  13. Get Away with Teen Read Week
  14. Celebrate National Hispanic Month with Some Great Books
  15. No Summer Slacking! Six Sweet Selections To Savor Before September
  16. LGBTQ Teen Reads!
  17. Most Memorable Literary Dads
  18. Hooray, Hooray for Father’s Day! 9 Great Books Celebrating Dad
  19. Gardening Books at WCPL
  20. The WCPL Children’s Department and the Terrific, Fantastic, Very Good, Not Bad Suggested Summer Reading List
  21. Did you like The Hunger Games and Divergent? Then read THIS…
  22. What to Read after Rick Riordan
  23. Romance titles that TEENS will LOVE
  24. On the 1st Day of Christmas, One Librarian Blogging: 10 Charming Children’s Christmas Books
  25. Do you have any more books like Number the Stars by Lois Lowry?
  26. Bird Appreciation Books 101 for Children — Starters
  27. What to Read after “The Fault in Our Stars”

One on One Personalized Reading Service


Create your own book or series lists and saved in your library account. To learn how to use the “My Lists” account feature please review the My Searches.

Schedule a One on One session for a readers advisory consultation. Please contact reference staff at (615) 595-1243 to arrange an appointment.

No time to schedule an appointment and have a specific question, use our Ask A Librarian web form or email us.

The library’s catalog includes a feature which generates a similar list of books by subject. Perform a keyword search for a favorite book or author. If you retrieve a list of titles, click a book link to open the record, then click “More Books Like This” button located in the top line of buttons, third from the right.

 


Quick Lists From the Catalog


New Books
Award Winning


Book Award Websites



Websites We Like


Best Sellers:

Free eBooks:

  • Adelaide eBooks access to lit, science, philosophy, history, and more eBooks
  • Baen Free Library Science fiction and fantasy. Includes the first title in many sci-fi series published by Baen.
  • ePub Books Titles for sale but some free (mostly classics); epub format; includes genre descriptions
  • Free-ebooks.net Both fiction and non-fiction. Includes many recent titles. Lots of ads on this site.
  • Google Books
  • InkMesh Ebook search engine of 34 sites. Can search by subject heading and limit to ‘free’ ebooks only.
  • Munsey’s Includes over 1100 pulp fiction titles from the 1920’s on.
  • NYPL Boundless Library iPad app. The Boundless Library, Biblion: World’s Fair collection, is designed to take you into the Library’s legendary stacks, opening up hidden parts of the collections and the myriad story lines they hold and preserve.
  • Manybooks.net Fiction and non-fiction, classic and modern. Includes titles in 36 languages.
  • OpenLibrary Over 20 million book records but only around 1 million available for free download. Can also borrow titles from this site.
  • Project Gutenburg
  • R.E.A.D.S. public domain EPUB titles Choose from over 34,000 free public domain titles that never expire and don’t count against your library checkout limit! For tips on using these files with Adobe Digital Editions, click here.
  • The Online Books Page a listing of over 1 million free books on the web hosted by the University of Pennsylvania
  • Writing Spaces is an open textbook project for college-level writing studies courses. Each volume in the Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing series contains peer-reviewed collections of essays about writing—all composed by teachers for students—with each book available for download for free under a Creative Commons license.

General Sites:

  • Book blogs Members read books, blog books, write books, and publicize books.
  • Fantastic Fiction Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books.
  • FictionDB is for you — the reader! The database includes 55,000 authors, 25,000 series, 30,000 titles. Requires free user account.
  • GoodReads Meet your next favorite book.
  • Literature Map The user types in an author’s name and the website generates a web of other authors that have similar writing styles and genres.
  • Oprah’s Book Club Oprah’s website book page with links starting a book club, list of Oprah’s book selections and more.
  • Reading Group Guides An online community for reading groups.
  • Reading Group Choices News about reading groups, book festivals, libraries and Reading Group Choices.
  • Subject Guides produced by library staff.
  • What Should I Read Next A database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next. Join for free and build lists.
  • Whichbook It helps you pick a book based on your mood, which you can do for free or sign up and create saved lists.

Genre and Series Sites:

  • The Best Children’s Books.org lists of the best children’s books covering a variety of subjects and award winning titles.
  • eSequels.com A Reader’s Guide to Novels in Series. The database is searchable by author, book title, character, location, subject and keyword.
  • Juvenile Series and Sequels Database contains over 28,000 books in 3,700 series titles that are classified as Easy, Juvenile and Teen. Courtesy of the Mid-Contentient Public Library.
  • Stop Your Killing Me A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. List over 4,000 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 45,000 titles), both series (over 4,600 identified series) and non-series titles. Left menu bar includes: new additions, new hardcovers, new audio, new paperbacks, new large print, book awards, book reviews, location index, job index, historical index, read alikes and more.

Guys:

  • Guys Read A web-based literacy program for boys.

 Historical Fiction Sites:

  • Historical Novel Society A literary society devoted to promoting the enjoyment of historical fiction. Also includes guides to the genres.
  • Historical Romance Writers Search by author, series, time period, character and title!
  • Uchronia A website devoted to novels, stories and essays involving the “what ifs” of history. (Also known as Alternative History)

 Horror Sites:

  • Horror Genre Links to authors’ home pages, press releases for movies and novels
  • Horror World Horror’s #1 community on the web, with reviews, interviews and more

 Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Spy, and Suspense Sites:

  • Bloodstained Bookshelf A (more-or-less) monthly list of recent and forthcoming print mysteries published in the US
  • Crime Fiction Awards compilation of book awards and the corresponding list of winners
  • Crime Thru Time historical mysteries
  • Deadly Pleasures America’s premier fan-oriented mystery magazine.  On this site, you’ll find all that is good about the mystery genre AND point you to the best in crime fiction.
  • Mystery Ink Online Crime fiction book reviews, author interviews and more!
  • MysteryNet.com Online mysteries, mystery games, mystery books and resources. For everyone who enjoys a mystery…

 Romance Sites:

 Science Fiction and Fantasy Sites:

  • Locus online The website of the magazine of the science fiction and field
  • Sci Fan We’re all about helping readers discover new science fiction and fantasy books and authors.
  • SF Site The home page for science fiction and fantasy, with reviews, interviews and discussions
  • Uchronia A website devoted to novels, stories and essays involving the “what ifs” of history. (Also known as Alternative History)

 Western Sites:

  • Read West The Read West Foundation, Incorporated, has the sole mission to increase awareness of Western literature, and its diversity, through annual reader’s conferences, book signings, and online promotions.
  • Western Fiction The Old West in fiction and history
  • Western Writers of America Literature of the West for the world and home of the Spur Award-given for the best Western fiction yearly
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