Libraries have always offered recommendations and suggestions for book lovers of all ages. Readers’ Advisory is a core service and during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new opportunities to provide the transform the service to a digital format.
The following sites are informative and staff recommend them to customers so they can stay current on reviews and upcoming releases.
Bookish – Recurring features include: book recommendations, author interviews & guest posts from publishing professionals, cover and stepback reveals, gift guides, book club resources, NetGalley member spotlights, and more.
Genres covered include: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Young Adult.
BookRiot – We’re dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. We began with the goal of leading a new discussion around books, readers, and publishing. Individually and collaboratively, we do the work each day to innovate fresh content and services to our readers, amplify marginalized voices, and challenge ourselves and our community to be inclusive.
Fantastic Fiction – Search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information
RA for All – A showcase of the wonderful world of Readers’ Advisory (RA). But what is RA? Readers’ Advisory is a patron oriented, nonjudgmental public library service that strives to help fiction and nonfiction readers find books to read for enjoyment.
What Should I Read Next? – produces recommendations based purely on collective taste: when books are entered into the same favorites list, they become associated with each other. The more often particular items appear on different lists, the stronger that association becomes. Purely and simply, WSIRN represents mass opinion about books.