Help Me Find What's Good to Read
 
Call us at 508-393-5025 ext 5 or stop by the desk at the top of the stairs, and chat with a librarian.  Together we'll help you discover some books and authors that you might enjoy based on your reading interests.

Fill out our reader's profile and get a personalized reading list! A Northborough librarian will create a list of 5 to 8 books and authors that you might enjoy based on your responses.


Check out what Northborough native Sarah Beth Durst has to say about writing, libraries, and her new book for adults Queen of Blood




Find Out What's Good to Read on My Own

Websites with Reading Suggestions

 
Booksellers' suggestions of new books and critical reviews on recently published titles.  You can subscribe to a free monthly newsletter, find read-alikes for you favorite titles and authors, join an on-line book discussion and more.
 

This online edition of a monthly book review magazine highlights bestsellers and new writers for adults and children; including publishing news, and in-depth interviews with popular authors.  Pick up a free copy of the print version at the Library.
A monthly list of the top ten books recommended by librarians from around the country.
Find articles, reviews and recommendations about books and authors featured on National Public Radio.
What's the next book in the series?  This simple-to-use database maintained by the Nebraska Library Commission shows you the list of books in a series for many popular, adult fiction writers.


Find more reading suggestions on our Pinterst boards including award winners, staff picks, teen reads for grownups, and more!


Websites for Your Book Group

You've started or joined a book discussion group, now what? These websites will help you select satisfying, thought-provoking and of course, discussible books to get you started -- and keep you going -- in fun and interesting discussions.
 

Vist our Book Group page to see what other groups are discussing



Keeping Track of What You're Reading

Your Evergreen Account

Your Evergreen account allows you to keep a track all the items that you have checked out or placed on hold (the library does not keep records of items you've returned). This list is confidential, and accessible only to you. Your reading history will begin once you choose this feature:

Log in to your library account, click the "Account Preferences" then the "Search and History Preferences" tab and check the box next to "Keep history of checked out items?"
You can discontinue your history any time by unchecking the box.

You can also keep track of what you have requested by clicking the "Account Preferences" -> "Search Preferences" tabs and check the box next to "Keep history of holds?"

You can also create your own personal reading lists from items in the library catalog by selecting the "My Lists" tab and following the prompts.


Two places on the web where you can list, organize, and recommend to other's the books that you find are good to read:

 



Databases

Use the links below for access to detailed and authoritative information on all things reading and literature. You must have a valid Massachusetts library card to access information in these databases. Click here to see the other databases available to you.

Books & Authors combines over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together.

Artemis  Literary Resouces contains up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.



Interested in hanging out with other readers, meeting authors, and sharing your love of literature?  Check out the many literary events in our region.