I’m quite sure no one enjoys that special brand of brain fog when you are asked to recall a specific book title. Then there’s that glorious and daunting moment when you find yourself in need of a good book. Good news! There’s a tool for that, and you have access through Herrick District Library’s online resources! We think you will enjoy NoveList (also available for kids or through our online resources for kids).  

A few ways you can start exploring NoveList: 

  • Hunt for that book title you can’t quite remember 
    • Use the search feature to type in a few keywords associated with the book 
    • Example: If I couldn’t remember Kelly Yang’s novel, Front Desk, but I can remember what it was about, the simple search “Immigrant, Motel” brings it right up! 
  • Find your next great read 
    • Use the search feature to look up a book you read and adored 
    • You’ll find Read Alikes listed along the side of the page 
    • Scroll down to select terms associated with the book that can narrow down your next choice, like writing style, tone, time period, and theme 
  • Browse the genres and lists featured on the homepage, then enjoy a trip down a rabbit hole!