Books - Reading Guides

These guides are the best for helping you to discover new great reads.

Library Databases

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus, a readers’ guide to fiction and nonfiction including audiobooks, provides access to information on over 200,000 titles. Find titles by subject or genre and get reviews and summaries. Includes series, book discussion guides, reading lists and more. Great information for avid readers and book clubs.

On the Web

49th Shelf

Discover Canadian books in all genres, from bestselling authors to new talent, from publishers large and small, from all regions of the country.


A self-described "online magazine for booklovers", BookBrowse selects great current books and provides reviews, excerpts, "behind the book" articles, author interviews, reading guides, and more!

Fantastic Fiction

The best source for finding which book is next in your favourite series.


Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. Track the books you've read, find recommendations, read reviews by other readers.


Type the name of an author you like into this visual book discovery engine and the map displays similar authors.


This website, created by a former college English instructor, offers a number of valuable literary resources, including reading guides, book club ideas, book reviews, and popular book suggestions.


An unusual method for choosing what to read based on a variety of characteristics such as mood, tone, plot shape, type of main character or setting.

WVML Staff Picks on LibraryThing

WVML staff love to read and talk about books. Find over 1,000 titles we recommend over at LibraryThing.