Northborough Free Library

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Help Me Find What's Good to Read


Call us at 508-393-5025 ext 5 or stop by the desk at the top of the stairs, and chat with a librarian.  Together we'll 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 responses.

Find Out What's Good to Read on My Own

Websites with Reading Suggestions


Booksellers' suggestions of new books and critical reviews on recently published titles.  You can subscribe to a free monthly newsletter, find read-alikes for you favorite titles and authors, join an on-line book discussion and more.

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.  Pick up a free copy of the print version at the Library.


A monthly list of the top ten books recommended by librarians from around the country.




Find articles, reviews and recommendations about books and authors featured on National Public Radio.



What's the next book in the series?  This simple-to-use database maintained by the Nebraska Library Commission shows you the list of books in a series for many popular, adult fiction writers.


Northborough Free Library's Reading Suggestions


Find more reading suggestions on our Pinterest boards including award winners, staff picks, teen reads for grownups, and more!



Use the links below for access to detailed and authoritative information on all things reading and literature, including book reviews and reading suggestions.


Find biographies, criticism, primary source material, reviews and overviews. A great source for researching authors and their works, literary movements and genres from all time periods and from around the world.


Biography, criticism and overviews on 130,000 writers in all disciplines.



NoveList Plus gives book recommendations for favorite authors, titles and series. Search by title, plot or writing style to find read-alikes. Find reading lists for popular genres and non-fiction, or browse reviews and discussion guides.

Websites for Your Book Group

You've started or joined a book discussion group, now what? These websites will help you select satisfying, thought-provoking and of course, discussible books to get you started -- and keep you going -- in fun and interesting discussions.

Vist our Book Group page to see what other groups are discussing

Keeping Track of What You're Reading

Your Evergreen Account

Your Evergreen account allows you to keep a track all the items that you have checked out or placed on hold (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 the "Search and History Preferences" tab and check the box next to "Keep history of checked out items?"

You can discontinue your history any time by unchecking the box.

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

You can also create your own personal reading lists from items in the library catalog by selecting the "My Lists" tab and following the prompts.

Two places on the web where you can list, organize, and recommend to other's the books that you find are good to read: