New at the Library: BookBrowse
October 23, 2020
Need to find your next favorite book? Overwhelmed by choices and need some recommendations? Want to start a book club? Check out BookBrowse! This database is now available through the library and will give you a new way to find books, interviews, discussion guides and more! You can find read-alikes by author or title, search for new books by themes or reader reviews, or just have fun with quizzes, word games and giveaways! Check out their introductory video below:
Find BookBrowse on our website under our “For Readers” tab. Want to learn more about some of the features of BookBrowse!? Check out more below. As always please feel free to call the library or chat with a librarian if you have any additional questions!
BookBrowse offers a comprehensive list of upcoming books. You can search via book cover, book information or by publication date. Once you select a book that looks interesting, you will be prompted to an article with reviews, summaries, similar reads and more! Find the ‘Coming Soon’ page under the What’s New tab!
One of the best features of BookBrowse is their read-alikes page. You can find your next great book by searching via either title or author. Once you select a book, you will be given a list of several read-alikes selected based off of themes, reviews, genre and more! Each read-alike is linked to its own article, as well as a reader reviews, publication information and summaries.
You can also use different read-alike features under the Find Books tab. BookBrowse provides a tag cloud (pictured below), a genre and theme cross reference and a random book selector!
BookBrowse is also an extremely entertaining and interactive database. Under the Fun tab you can find word game contests, quizzes, polls, literary quotes and more! The database also features pronunciation guides, a blog, interviews and discussion guides.