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 Becky 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, 2019
Book: ALA Editions
Expert readers' advisors Neal Wyatt and Joyce G. Saricks explore frameworks that feature appeal and genre gateways for working with readers. 12 traditional genres are grouped under the larger umbrellas of adrenaline, intellect, landscape, and emotional appeal. An appendix includes how to hack that book and the five-book challenge.
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.
Reading Group Guides
Website: Reading Group Guides
This is an extensive site for book guides that include a synopsis, discussion questions, and author information for 4,450 titles (and growing). A section on book groups includes starting and running a book club, favorite reading lists, and general discussion questions for 10 genres.
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.