Meet Your New Favorite Author!

The library staff wants to help you find new authors to enjoy!  To help, we’ve created an extensive list of readalikes for the most popular authors among our adult, teen, and child patrons.  What’s a readalike, you ask?  A readalike is one author that is similar in writing style to another author.  For example, if you like Terri Blackstock, you might also enjoy reading Dee Henderson.  If your child is a fan of Matt Christopher, then he should give Mike Lupica a try.

Where to find these readalike lists?  You have two options!  Visit our Books, Music, Movies section of the website and follow the readalikes link.  Alternatively, in the branches, keep an eye out for our new shelftalkers.  Hanging from the shelves near your favorite authors, you’ll find little cards that provide readalikes.  Each card also has a QR code.  Scan the QR code with your smartphone and you’ll have the readalike list stored right there on your phone for easy reference.

What if we haven’t made a readalike list for your favorite author?  Come talk to our reference staff at the Information Desk; we’ll be happy to provide suggestions!  Also, check out the Novelist database, which is easy to navigate and offers a wealth of reading suggestions.

We hope to expand this project in the future.  If you have any feedback, please share it here in the comments section or with the staff at your local branch.

One Comment
  1. As a primary teacher, I love your readalikes list (I usually just rely on my school librarian or my mother, a retired public librarian, for recommendations. But this is a resource the students themselves can easily access.
    Another suggestion for your list:
    Dragonbreath (the series) by Ursula Vernon. The combination of text and graphic novel, with the detective element, is popular with my 9-year-old students.
    Keep ‘em coming!

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