How to pick your next book

IMG_20150719_141754233We’ve all been there. You just finished a good book—a great book even—and you’re eager for something new, but you don’t know where to turn.

How do you pick that next book?

Fortunately, Mentor Public Library can help with that. We offer a database called Novelist that’s free for you to use.


Novelist offers read-alikes for popular books or suggestions from every genre.

For example, say your favorite book is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Novelist would recommend similar books like The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric or The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.

Or say you like classic romances, historical mysteries or sports writing, Novelist has suggestions for hundreds of fiction and nonfiction subgenres.

And you can get suggestions for all age groups, as well: picture books, young readers, YA and adult.

And you know who else is good for a book recommendation? Our librarians! Both our reference and children’s librarians love to suggest a good book.

So check out Novelist at Mentor Library, and we’ll help you check out your next book.

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