DPL’s Teen Anime Club is meeting TONIGHT! Join us at the Fairmount Street Branch at 5:30 pm. We’ll have noodles as always, and in the first 10 minutes we’ll be voting on what to watch for the night, so don’t be late!
One of my favorite ways to discover new books is NoveList, a database we subscribe to here at DPL! NoveList is great for when you really like a certain author or book and you’d like to read more books that are similar. It’s super easy to use, here’s a quick tutorial!
From the homepage of our website, hover over Research Tools and click Online Resources from the drop-down menu. On the second page of options, you’ll find NoveList! Make sure you have your library card nearby because you’ll be asked for that barcode number.
Once you’ve made it to NoveList’s homepage, you’re ready to start searching. Let’s say you’ve read all of John Green’s books and LOVED them all, and now you want to find something similar that you’ll enjoy just as much. In that search bar at the top, just type in “John Green” and click Author, and hit search.
As you can see from the screenshot above, John Green is right at the top of the list. You can click his name for more info about him and his books, or you can scroll down a few lines and click on Author Read-alikes to find a list of authors and reasons why you might like their books if you like John Green.
Let’s say The Fault in Your Stars is you absolute favorite John Green book, and you want to find another book that is like it. Instead of searching for John Green read-alikes, you can find read-alikes specifially for TFiOS! From the NoveList homepage, type “The Fault in Our Stars” in the search bar, click on Title, and hit the search button. Now you should be seeing an info page all about TFiOS, and on the right side you’ll see a list of books that you might also enjoy.
And there you have it, your next favorite book discovered! You can do this with just about any author or book. Visit NoveList from our homepage today and give it a try!
What do you think? Does their world look how you imagined it? Will Shailene Woodley be convincing as Tris? Sound off in the comments!
New trend in publishing: turn popular books into graphic novels! Here are just a few that you can find at the library. As always, click the title to see if it’s in or to place a hold!
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
The Clique by Lisi Harrison
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
House of Night by PC and Kristin Cast
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan
And you can find the classics in graphic novel format too!
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
This fall, the long-awaited adaptation of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is finally coming to theaters. Check out the trailer above. What do you think? Will a movie be able to capture what was so special about the book?
I for one am already preparing myself to cry buckets of tears over this one!
Did you just finish Sarah Dessen’s new novel The Moon and More, and now you don’t know what to read next? Here are some suggestions:
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han – “Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.”
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley – “Terra, a sensitive, artistic high school senior born with a facial port-wine stain, struggles with issues of inner and outer beauty with the help of her Goth classmate Jacob.”
The Story of Us by Deb Caletti – “After jilting two previous fiances, Cricket’s mother is finally marrying the right man, but as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities, complications arise for Cricket involving her own love life, her beloved dog Jupiter, and her mother’s reluctance to marry.”
The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour – “Colby’s post-high school plans have long been that he and his best friend Beth would tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe, but when she announces that she will start college just after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.”
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr – “Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill’s mother agrees to adopt Mandy’s unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.”
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski – “Sixteen-year-old April, a high school junior, and her friend Vi, a senior, get a crash course in reality as the list of things they should not do becomes a list of things they did while living parent-free in Westport, Connecticut, for the semester.”
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – “A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda’s freshman year in high school.”
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares – “During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.”
*all book descriptions are from the publishers