Recommendation Engines

These websites not only maintain large catalogs of books, but suggest books using clever algorithms based on user or cataloger supplied data.

NovelistPlus (login with your library card number)
Use your Forbes library card to access this reader’s advisory service: contains lists, reviews, feature articles, and more. Search by authors, plot lines, series, reading level, etc. NovelistPlus has large database of non-fiction titles searchable by subject, genre, tone, writing style, audience, and other criteria. (For Forbes Library patrons only. Patrons of other C/W Mars libraries may use the basic version of Novelist which is limited to fiction.)
LibraryThing
An online service to help people catalog their books easily, LibraryThing is also a great tool for finding good books to read. Includes user submitted ratings and reviews, crowd sourced tagging, and a powerful recommendation engine.
Gnooks
Gnooks suggests articles using an artificial intelligence suggestion engine that learns from its users.
LitLovers
We’re all about books—and book clubs—because both enrich our lives. LitLovers is packed with great resources to enhance your book club experience. Whether you’re selecting & reading—or thinking & talking—about books, this is the place.

What can you do on LitLovers? What can’t you do! Find a book. Find a review. Find a discussion guide. Take a course. Whip up a recipe (to match your book, of course)! Buy a gift for your host …buy one for yourself. There’s so much to do—and so much fun—you won’t want to leave.