Chicago fiction lovers have long been able to find titles similar to ones they've loved using NoveList. Nonfiction and audiobook fans can do the same now that NoveList has become NoveList Plus.
Simply look up a book or audiobook you've enjoyed and find similar titles on the right side of the screen. Unlike other recommendation systems that are based on interest shown in titles by people with similar tastes, NoveList Plus's recommendations are based on similarities in the two titles based on a number of dimensions: character, storyline, pace, tone, writing style, illustration and audio characteristics. It's a very different way of pairing up titles and often surfaces "under the radar" titles you may have missed.
Did you love one of these nonfiction titles from our list of Best Books of 2016...So Far? Click to see what NoveList Plus recommends as "read-alikes." (Read-alikes appear in the right-hand column.)
- All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
- Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
- The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
- Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach
Can't think of a title you've enjoyed? On the NoveList Plus homepage you'll find hundreds of lists and recommendations to browse through based on genre and other characteristics.
Try some of these lists:
- Audiobooks Not to Miss [for Teens]
- Audiobooks: Life Stories [for Adults]
- Audiobooks for Road Trips [Grades 3-6]
- The Olympians [Nonfiction for Adults]
- Makers and DIY [Nonfiction for grades 3-6]
For each title in NoveList Plus, you'll find links to the CPL catalog, where you can check availability, place a hold or add the title to your For Later shelf.
Take it for a spin and let us know what you think!