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ValleyREADS: Reading at Kalamazoo Valley

What to Read Next

Sometimes you know that you WANT to read, but you aren't quite sure WHAT to read.  Explore this page to help you find your next great read.  Or, ask a librarian or instructor: what would you recommend?

Once you gather some book titles that look interesting, check to see if the Kalamazoo Valley Libraries own the book by searching ValleyCat, our online catalog.  If we don't own it, request it from MeLCat, a network of Michigan libraries. 

ValleyCat Online Catalog

Find books at the Kalamazoo Valley Libraries with ValleyCat, our online catalog.  

Enter Title, Subject, or Author

MeLCat (Michigan Libraries Online Catalog)

Can't find your book at the Kalamazoo Valley Libraries?  Request a book from MeLCat, a network of Michigan libraries.  

NoveList Database

Looking for a good book to read? Try searching the NoveList Plus database by Genre, Mood, or Theme.  Browse by Appeal and find a book unique to your reading tastes!

Booklist Reader

Booklist Reader is an online monthly magazine with themed book lists.  Click on the magazine image two separate times to get to the content.  

Read a Popular or Award Winning Book

Read what's popular. 

Read an award-winning book.

  • Go to the NoveList Plus database
  • Click on "Browse By" in the upper left-hand corner
  • Choose Award Winners from the dropdown menu

Books About Books and Reading

Book Recommendation Websites

Here are just a few websites where you can find book recommendations: 

  • Goodreads has a mission to "help people find and share books they love." With a free Goodreads account, you can look for books to read (based on friend and community recommendations) and track the books you read (and want to read).  
  • Loose Canon allows you to filter a book search by Grade (Choose "College Plus") or Topic.
  • Epic Reads is devoted to Young Adult (YA) literature, sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers.  Contains upcoming titles, theme and genre lists, videos, quizzes and other book-related fun.