Give us a call at 508-393-5025, or stop by the information desk at the top of the stairs, and a Northborough librarian will help you discover some books and authors that you might enjoy based on your reading interests.


Fill out our reader's profile and get a personalized reading list! A Northborough librarian will create a list of 5 to 8 books and authors that you might enjoy based on your reading interests.


Reading Lists:

For every month of 2015 we'll challenge you to read a book within a given theme.

First novel by a popular author
One word titles
A book that scares you
May A novel set in Massachusetts
A graphic novel
A Short story
Reader's Choice: Long or Short Book

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Library Reads   LibraryReads is a monthly list of the top ten books recommended
   by librarians from around the country.

Relax, man, and dig these
groovy books, a fab collection of retro and vintage titles about the 1960s.
You've read The Twilight Saga and the Hunger Games Trilogy, here are more great young adult titles Adults Reading YA
Explore the links below for more ideas

Book Lover's Web Links
Bookbrowse http://www.bookbrowse.com/
Read this online magazine written by booksellers for suggestions of new books for adults and children; read critical reviews on recently published titles, subscribe to a free monthly newsletter, or try a quiz to discover your reading personality.
Bookpage http://www.bookpage.com/ 
This online edition of a monthly book review magazine highlights bestsellers and new writers for adults and children; including publishing news, and in-depth interviews with popular authors. Demetri Kyriakis
Boston Globe Books http://www.boston.com/ae/books/
Find recently reviewed titles featured in the Boston Globe newspaper, and news about book happenings in the area.
January Magazine http://januarymagazine.com
This e-zine brings you interviews with authors from around the world as well as reviews of books from all countries published in the English language. Updated daily, this site has some unusual titles you may not find reviewed anywhere else. There is also an eclectic and extensive list of links to websites, wikis and blogs about books and publishing.
NPR books http://www.npr.org/templates/topics/topic.php?topicId=1032
Find articles, reviews and recommendations about books and authors featured on National Public Radio.
Fiction L are genre lists compilied by librarians http://www.mgpl.org/read-listen-view/fl/flbooklists/  and are noteworthy for their variety and eclectic interests.
What's Next http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/WhatsNextNEW.asp
What's the right order for reading the Dennis Lehane novels? This simple-to-use site shows you the list of books in a series for many popular, adult fiction writers.

Lists and Awards
Award Annals http://www.awardannals.com/wiki/Main_Page
This wiki documents and ranks those books judged to be the best. Browse through the honor rolls to find the top ten books judged by several different groups as an exceptional work of literature.
Booklist Center http://home.comcast.net/~dwtaylor1/
A directory of links to booklists, including many and varied lists in non-fiction and scholarly works. Kate Whitman
NYT Books http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/index.html
Check out what everyone is reading from the bestseller list published by the New York Times as well as reviews, articles and features.
National Book Award http://www.nationalbook.org/nba
The National Book Foundation honors the best in American literature. Find the annul award lists of winners and nominees, a blog about reading and literature, and programs that celebrate America's great books.
Nobel Prize in Literature http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/
Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been honoring men and women from all over globe for outstanding achievements. Experience the best in world literature through lists, articles, video -- even an online game!
Oprah http://www.oprah.com/entity/oprahsbookclub
Get the latest on Oprah's book club, past selections, and links as well as information on other books featured on the show.

Genre Fiction and Non-fiction
Historical Fiction http://www.histfiction.net/
The Historical Fiction Network is a wiki, database, reader's forum, and a directory for works of historical fiction.
Poetry http://poetryfoundation.org/
The Poetry Foundation is an independent literary organization committed to the discovery and celebration of the best poetry in our culture. Featured books, blogs, video and events aim to deliver poetry to the widest possible audience.
Romance http://www.storyforu.com/
The reader's page of the Romance Writers of America features lists, author appearances, and articles for those seeking adventure, drama, or a prince to carry you away.
Science Fiction and Fantasy http://scifan.com
A database of books and links for the science fiction and fantasy fan, and a comprehensive listing of new and forthcoming titles in this genre.
Mystery http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/index.html
The Stop, You're Killing Me database is a resource for readers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.
Westerns. http://www.westernwriters.org/
The Western Writers of America promote the literature of the American West. Browse the lists of annual Spur Awards, read the online magazine, or find recommended works by historians and other nonfiction authors, young adult and romance writers, and writers interested in regional history.

Good Stuff for Book Groups
So you've joined a book discussion group, now what? Try the links below to help get you started--and keep you going--in fun and interesting discussions, and to help you select satisfying, thought-provoking and of course, discussible books for your reading group.
Book Movement http://bookmovement.com/

Keeping Track of What You're Reading
Your Reading History
Your Reading History allows you to keep a list (the library does not keep records of items you've returned). This list is confidential, and accessible only to you. Your Reading History will begin once you choose this feature:
Log in to your library account, click the "Account Preferences" then "Search and History Preferences" tab and check the box next to "Keep history of checked out items?"
You can discontinue Your Reading History any time by unchecking the box.

You can also keep track of what you have placed requests on by clicking the "Account Preferences" -> "Search Preferences" tabs and check the box next to "Keep history of holds?"

The two links below will take you to places on the web where you can list, organize, and recommend to other's the books that you find are good to read.

Library Thing http://www.librarything.com/

Good Reads http://www.goodreads.com/

Director Jean Langley


Use the links below to gain online access to detailed and authoritative information on all things reading and literature. These publishers' databases are like having the library's reference books on your desktop! You must have a valid Massachusetts library card to access information in these databases. Click here to see the other databases available to you.

NoveList Browse through a list of recommended fiction titles, or create your own reading list through a keyword search. You can also find articles on read-alike titles and authors, book reviews and discussion guides.

Books and Authors Look here for over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists. Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select Search this extensive collection of more than 11,000 essays on contemporary authors and find biographical information, a list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study. Updated monthly, this resource will give you reliable information on today's acclaimed writers from Margaret Atwood through Tobias Wolff.