We offer several online tools to help you choose what to read next. (Of course, you can also always ask a librarian at your favorite library location for recommendations.)
Get personalized reading recommendations from Durham County Library staff. Fill out the online form to tell us a little about what genres, books, and authors you like (or dislike). A librarian will review your info and reply within three days with a list of the next five books you should read!
Discover new books with this comprehensive database of books for all ages. It includes recommendations, articles, and lists for your fiction and nonfiction needs. You’ll need your library card number to log in if you’re not in a library building. More about NoveList >>
Subscribe to one of our email newsletters to have reading recommendations delivered right to your inbox. Choose from topics like the weekly New York Times bestseller list, graphic novels, armchair traveler reads, and so much more. Each newsletter comes with links directly to the library’s catalog, so you can easily place holds on items that interest you.
More reading recommendations
- New York Times Bestseller Lists: the nation’s top sellers, updated weekly
- NPR’s Book Concierge: Hundreds of titles chosen by the staff of NPR in a lovely browsable interface, updated each year
- The North Carolina Literary Map: Created by UNCG Librarians, this site will take you on a tour of NC-based authors and NC-set fiction and nonfiction