Stumped on what to read or listen to next? We’ve got the answer! ROPL subscribes to a service called Novelist Plus (kids and parents can get recommendations through Novelist K-8 Plus, which is provided by MeL and the State of Michigan).
What is Novelist Plus?
NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. You can these and other online resources through the library’s website Databases page.
For more about Novelist, check out the video below.
Now that the holiday are over and you're looking for something to read, we've complied a list of links for you! Here are some of the best books of 2013. If we don't have them (and we have a lot) give the library a call and we can place the books on hold for you.
Enjoy! Keep warm and snuggle up with a good book.
- Instead of creating a best of 2013 list, NPR tried something a little different. Mix and match themes to find the perfect book to read: NPR’s Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013’s Great Reads
- Popular book cataloging site Goodreads asked it's users for their favorite books of 2013: Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2013
- Amazon.com has a bunch of lists of their best books of 2013.
- The New York Times' best 10 books of 2013.
- Check out the Huffington Post's tag for lots of best books of 2013 (on a range on topics).
- The staff at Slate pick out their best books from 2013.
- Barnes & Noble has a collection of their best new books of 2013.
- The New Yorker split their best list into two parts: part one and part two
- New Republic's best books of 2013.
- BBC's top 10 books of 2013.
- Forbes' best books of 2013.
- Mother Jones' staff picks the best books of 2013.
- Publisher's Weekly picks their best books of 2013.
- David L. Ulin (LA Times) picks his best books of 2013.
- The Guardian has a collection of articles on the best books of 2013 from a variety of sources.
- Popular newsletter Brain Pickings has compiled their list of the 13 best books of 2013.
And, for the younger set!