The Biblio File: Library News

Updated 2021/01/08

The Biblio File
January 11, 2021

Do you find that sometimes you’d like to try a new author or genre, or even an author that writes in a similar way to one of your favorites but don’t know where to start?  Or maybe you just enjoy browsing what’s new, what others are reading, or what makes a book a best seller.  Here are a few of our favorite bookish sources.

Fantasticfiction.com is a great site that allows you to search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 fiction authors. You can follow your favorite authors, keep a list of books you want to read, and keep track of what you have already read.  It also lists all books by the authors in date of publication and their series’ in order (which is so handy!).  Another useful part of this site is the “visitors to this page also liked…” section which suggests other books that one might like based on what they were looking at.

Bookbrowse.com is a site that provides a list of the top 20 best of the year books back to 2000, recommendations, discussions, reviews, previews of books publishing soon and lots of resources for book clubs.  You can search by genre, time period, setting, and a wide range of other themes.  There is also a “read-alike” link that allows you to look for similar topics to what you know you like – by author and title.

Bookishbuzz.info is another fun site with many top-10 booklists, quizzes, collections and fun lists of things like the most beautiful bookstores and libraries around the world, or book related art.