Articles, reviews and lists with the goal of providing more information about books, authors, and genres.
Genreflecting: A Guide To Popular Reading Interests, 2013
Book: Libraries Unlimited
Resource book by Cynthia Orr for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.
Website: Goodreads Inc.
Goodreads is a popular book review website which allows users to make book lists, track read books, and see what friends are reading. Book ratings are completely based upon user reviews and recommendations.
A comprehensive site for book clubs with resources for starting a book club, book reviews, reading guides with discussion questions, and recipes to complement your current book club title. You can also subscribe to their blog and listen to podcast reviews.
RA for All: Training Library Workers to Help Leisure Readers, 2016
Website: Becky Siegel Spratford, MLIS
The blog RA for All is written by librarian Beck Siegel Spratford with the intention to provide training to other librarians so they can help leisure readers. Find blog posts about readers' advisory topics, book reviews, pub alerts, and more.
The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, 2009
Book: ALA Editions
Expert readers' advisor Joyce Saricks offers groundbreaking reconsideration of the connections among genres, providing: key authors and themes within 15 genres; an explanation as to how the different genres overlap; and, the elements of fiction most likely to entice readers.
The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction, 2007
Book: ALA Editions
This hands-on guide by Neal Wyatt includes discussion of reader’s advisory methodology, nonfiction bibliography, key authors, benchmark books with annotations, and core collections.
The State of Readers' Advisory, February 2014
Article: Library Journal
Article on the current state and delivery methods of reader’s advisory services.
Using Social Media for Reader's Advisory, 2015
Presented by Kaite Stover, Director of Readers’ Services for the Kansas City Public Library.
What Should I Read Next?, 2016
Website: Thoughtplay Ltd
What Should I Read Next analyzes the favorites list of all its members in order to recommend the best next read for any book. Enter a book you like and the site will analyze its huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions.