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Readers Resources

Staff Recommendations

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is bookmatch_sm.pngDon’t know what to read next? In a book rut? Try BookMatch, the library’s new personalized recommendation service. Fill out the form HERE for adult or teen materials, or HERE for kids materials and receive 3-5 personal reading recommendations in your email from our librarians within 7 days.
For staff reviews and recommendations, check out the library’s Goodreads page, and friend or follow us to get updates. Also, check out the library’s children’s department Goodreads page.
Novelist – Find new books to read using a favorite author, title, or plot element. You may be asked to sign in with your WHPL library card.
Bookpage – The magazine for readers, read online, or pick up a copy at one of the West Hartford Libraries.
Book kits – The library offers book kits so you can have enough copies for your book club. Click here for borrowing rules and titles offered.
Book discussions – The library offers a number of opportunities to connect with other readers and discover new favorites with our book discussion groups.
Fantastic Fiction – This website includes bibliographies for over 40,000 fiction authors, including series order.
Libraryreads –  The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.