Friday, August 27, 2010

Read Alikes and the Power of Readers' Services

So you're browsing the catalog, and that latest must-read bestseller is checked out. Or maybe what you're looking for is owned by another library, but not by us. The van service isn't running right now, and at the moment, the library has put a hold on purchasing new materials. What's a reader to do?

Certainly, you can place a hold on any item we own, and you can also request an inter-library loan through WorldCat, if it's something we don't. The folks here at the Readers' Services desk would be happy to help you with that. But if you just have to have something now, we can help you with that, too. Call us, text us, throw us an email, or come on up to visit us on the 3rd floor. We can suggest a book with a similar feel or style as the one you are eagerly anticipating. We call them read alikes, and we have a lot of them here at our fingertips.

Check out this list of read alikes for four of our hottest titles:

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Click on any title to request that book today!
You never know, the book you choose to tide you over could introduce you to a new favorite author.

1 comment:

Roberta said...

If you admired Lisbeth Salander's attitude and bravery, you'll probably like Deanie Gauthier, the chain-wearing, abuse-surviving captain of the girls basketball team in One on One, a fantastic novel by Tabitha King (Stephen's wife).

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