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Tools for Book Lovers: Home

Here you'll find links to great resources to inspire your next reading adventure.

There are many tools available at the Library and on the web to help you find something new to read, including books about books, book lists, genre guides, and even databases. Here are some resources to get started.

WPL's "Best of" books through the years in Readers' Salon

 2023 Staff picks
2022 Staff picks
2021 Staff picks
2020 Staff picks

Genre guides

Library staff regularly update these genre-specific guides. Connect with them for new titles or classics in a specific genre, authors who write in these genres, and genre-specific awards lists.

Books with book lists

The books that changed my life : reflections by 100 authors, actors, musicians, and other remarkable people
Reading the stars : astrology for book lovers
The writer's library : the authors you love on the books that changed their lives
Bowie's bookshelf : the hundred books that changed David Bowie's life
Ex Libris
This is the Canon
Read This Next
What to Read and Why
Hooked on Canadian Books
The World Between Two Covers
The Novel Cure
Book Lust
Reading the 21st Century
1,000 Books to Read


These websites are great resources to help you find new books and authors to try. 

Featured resource: NoveList Plus

Booklist Reader magazine

Each month, Booklist Reader shares Top 10 lists, must reads, interviews with (and articles by) top authors and illustrators, and audio recommendations for all communities and all who love to read.

Book lists by Library staff

Library staff have created these lists on various themes and topics. They are available in PDF format and can be printed out for quick reference.

The New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books includes spirited debate on literature, politics, art, and ideas. Each issue addresses some of the most passionate controversies of the day, and reviews new books that illuminate them.