Are you tired of the same old authors? Are you looking for a new series, but you aren’t sure where to look? Here are some tips and links for finding your new favorite author:
- Ask someone!
People are surprisingly devoted to their favorite authors, and are usually happy to share them with you. Ask a librarian who they are reading right now (we are always reading something!), or post the question to your Facebook friends or Twitter followers.
- See what’s popular right now
Like it or not, Amazon.com is THE place for online purchasing, and this includes books. Their book editors are constantly updating lists of new and popular books in various categories. You can browse by age or topic by visiting their Book Department page here.
- Get to know the phrase “read alikes”
A quick Google search with the phrase “read alikes” will yield some suggestions for you. Did you love Harry Potter? Search “Harry Potter read alikes” and find your new favorite series. This works with any author or character name.
- Good Reads
GoodReads.com is a user-driven website devoted to all things book-related. Enter you current book in their search bar and a dozen suggested titles will pop up. Searching “Jodi Picoult” brought up similar authors Elin Hilderbrand, Emily Giffin, Lisa Genova, and Kristin Hannah.
- Book Page
If you like to be in the know about the publishing world, Book Page is for you. Filled with book summaries, blurbs, and author interviews, you are guaranteed to find something that grabs your attention. Fiction, nonfiction, audio, teen, and children’s books are all covered in each issue.