Read What You Love (1-28-08)

Posted on January 28th, 2008 by

Ever find an author you love and want to read more by him or her? Ever put down a book and wish you could find more just like it? Ever wish you could easily find books that are perfect for you?

Now you can! The library is pleased to announce the debut of two new services to help you explore the world of fiction in amazing detail. They’re almost as much fun as reading itself!


This amazing database contains a wealth of information about fiction for all ages. Search for your favorite author or title, then click Find Similar Books to explore a range of related titles. NoveList also contains reviews, book discussion guides, recommended reading, author read-alike lists, and award winners. Access NoveList from the Databases drop-down menu on the library’s homepage.

Fiction Connection

This wonderful not-so-new resource is provided through Books in Print. Search for your favorite books to explore similar titles. Fiction Connection also lets you easily search by genre, time period, character type, and setting. Our favorite setting option so far is “Human Colony Planet.” Fiction Connection also has a fantastic visual search option. Check it out for yourself! Access Books in Print from the Databases drop-down menu on the library’s homepage. Click Fiction Connection in the far right column.

Once you find books, search the MnPALS catalog to see if we own them or request titles via ILL and have them shipped directly to our library.

You can’t escape great fiction! Then again, why would you want to? Happy Reading!


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