Finding A Good Book

Wnovelist 1ith all the hype about “Canada Reads” and its worthy winner “Ru, by Kim Thuy” over, we can now give some individual attention to finding that special book for you.

I would like to encourage those who are not familiar with our online NoveList Plus link to give it a go. This link can be accessed from the main Caledon Library Page by going to ‘Digital Resources’ scroll down to ‘Research Tools’ and chose ‘Adults’. Under ‘Reader’s Advisory and Literature’ is the NoveList link. There have been a number of new features added in the last few months which have enhanced the search capabilities of this site. You can now use ‘Keyword’ and type in LibraryReads in the search box and this will give you the entire listing of the top 10 pics for every month dating back to 2013; these can be viewed by month or by year. The top 10 books are chosen on a monthly basis by a group of Librarians which makes for an interesting, and diverse collection. You can use the limiters on the left side to narrow your search for the appropriate genre or subject matter that you prefer. At the bottom of the synopsis on the book titles you will find a link to Title Read-alikes and Author Read-alikes.

Check ‘Favorite Genres’ which will pull up a multitude of links from ‘Award Winners’ to ‘Recent Titles’ and the exciting ‘Reading Maps’ illustrated below.


reading map

If any confusion arises there is an excellent help section to guide you along the way to that fruitful search for a really good book. Happy reading in this long awaited spring which has finally arrived!