From the Reference Desk: Want to find a really good book? Try NoveList!

Find your next read by searching the NoveList database on the CPL website.  On our front page,  Just mouse over Research, click on Reading Resources, and then select NoveList.   After you enter your Cheshire Library card number you will be at a screen that features ‘Recommended Reads Lists’ in the left hand column.

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 You can choose from: Best of 2012 Fiction, Canadian Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction A to Z, Graphic Novels, Screen shot 2013-07-31 at 1.25.19 PMHistorical Fiction, Horror, Mysteries, Romance, Science Fiction, Thrillers and Suspense, and Westerns.

Each category is then broken down into subtopics.  For example, Mysteries had 15 subtopic lists, from Classic Mysteries to Police Procedurals to Paranormal Mysteries and more; and Historical Fiction has 24 subtopic lists.  NoveList provides a short description and book reviews for each title.

When you find a title that interests you, you can click on ‘Check the Library Catalog’ to find out if the library owns it, and if it is available.  If the book is checked out you can place a hold on it and we will contact you via email or telephone when it’s your turn to borrow the book.

You can also create your own account on NoveList, where you can keep track of books you have read, books you’d like to read, and other notes pertaining to your reading experience.

Reading lists are also available for younger age groups: teen, age 9-12, and age 0-8.

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