If you get a little nervous when a reader asks for recommendations for Dean Koontz, or get that “genre in the headlights” feeling when a reader asks for a good biography, you’ll love our recommendations.
Our expertise and passion for books and reading means you’ll always get the best help finding just the right books.
Our experts evaluate and write recommendations, crafting them by hand. We do as many of those as we possibly can, but we also have a very sophisticated algorithm that considers subjects, genres, and our signature appeal terms.
By librarians, for librarians
NoveList is created by librarians, for librarians. We have over 25 librarians on staff, plus others from around the country who contribute their expertise. Read more about our team.
Elements of a good recommendation
We believe the main element of a good recommendation is trust – some recommendations are just better than others. We always tell you why one book, author, or series is recommended for another and, if it's one of our handwritten recommendations, we'll tell you who made the recommendation.
You talk, we listen
We take your feedback very seriously. Every page in NoveList Plus has a feedback button at the top – use it to tell us anything. We also have a thumbs-up / thumbs-down feature where you can let us know if you agree with our recommendations. Got a read-alike you'd like to see included in the databases? Let us know.
Recommendations in your catalog
NoveList Plus recommendations and our unique story mixer are available in your library catalog with NoveList Select.