What to Read?
September 03, 2010
How do you choose which fiction book to read? Some people have favorite authors. Some people like specific genres. I like to read fiction books based on locations, such as Hawaii or Australia. We have books that feature locations, such as The Spoils of Eden by L.L. Chaikin and Outback Hero by Elisabeth Rose.
MCPL offers databases to help you find a book when you can't find one to read. The Fiction Connection Database helps me the most for finding books that I like to read. You can search by topic, genre, setting, character, location, and timeframe.
For example, under topic you can find books about falling in love, false accusations, missing persons, and many others. I can search for books by a title, an author, or an ISBN number. For example, I searched for One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. It shows books that are similar in genre, topic, location, characters, and character traits. You just have to click on the feature, Find Similar. It's great when you want to find something similar to read.
The great thing about Fiction Connection and the other reading databases is that they can be used inside and outside the library and are available 24 hours a day. What topic would you like to read about?