Find a Good Book to Read (Part 1 of 3): Author Read-alikes

Already read all of the books written by your favorite author? Would you like to discover a new author or two to explore?

Here are a few resources to help you find new authors to try, based on authors you already like:

NoveList Plus: Start your search for author read-alikes here! Access NoveList Plus through the Library by visiting chescolibraries.org, selecting “Tools and Research” from the ribbon of choices at the top of the page, selecting “All CCLS Databases,” and then NoveList Plus. Enter your library card number when prompted.

Once you’re in NoveList, use the search box at the top of the screen to search by author (hover over “Keyword” to select “Author”). Enter the name of a favorite author, select “Search,” and you’re on your way! You’ll find a description of your author, and on the right-hand side of the screen, a list of Read-alikes (other authors you might enjoy). Click on “View All” to see the complete list, along with reasons why NoveList thinks you might like those authors.

Find a new author you’d like to explore? Search for this new author in NoveList. The description of an author ends with a “Start with” suggestion about which of their books to try first if you’re new to the author.

In addition to NoveList, here two more fun ways to discover new authors based on old favorites:

Fantastic Fiction: Use this site to find books recommended by your favorite author! Search for an author, then scroll down their page to find the “[Your favorite author] recommends” section. Note: You do NOT need to sign up with the site to use this feature.

Literature-Map: The Tourist Map of Literature: Enter a favorite author to see a visual map of other authors you might like.

Happy exploring! Stay tuned for more on title read-alikes and finding reading ideas by book genre.

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