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Book Recommendations

Looking for your next book to read? You've come to the right place.

If you need help determining the next book you want to read, Decatur Public Library can help. Below are several resources to help find your next favorite book or to add your already extensive list.

You are always also welcome to ask our library staff for suggestions. Check out our staff bios to see if one of our staff has similar interests as you and shoot them an email asking for recommendations!

Bestseller List

The New York Times ranks the top books currently being sold and sorts them by genre, including fiction, non-fiction, and children's books.


Sign up to receive monthly newsletters based on topics that interest you! Simply give your email and get suggestions each month.

In addition you can pick subjects that interest you and get weekly alerts of books recommended just for you.

Interested in Goodreads but not sure how to get started? arrow_forward

Our step-by-step instructions can guide you through the process.


Search this user-friendly database for book suggestions, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. There are two different databases: adults and grades K-8. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as author read-alikes, book discussion guides, BookTalks, and feature articles.

NoveList Tutorial arrow_forward

Decatur Public Library offers a tutorial to help you get the most out of NoveList.

Interested in joining a book club?

The Decatur Public Library offers four different book clubs, and you can drop in any time!

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