Start by searching for a book you've already read and liked. NoveList Plus will pull up a brief description of the book where you will find links to title read-alikes and author read-alikes. There will also be a link to the author's other books (if any). For more detailed information, click on the book's title and you will be taken to a new page. Along the side of the page, you will see hyperlinked read-alikes for that title. Or, you can choose what aspects of the book appealed to you and NoveList Plus will look for other titles that contain the same components.
NoveList Plus also maintains 'Best of' lists for easy browsing, 'If you like...' suggestions for popular titles, and multiple lists by genre or topic. Genres are often broken down into subgenre. For example, the romance for teens genre is broken down into contemporary, paranormal, fantasy and classic.
NoveList Plus is available free through NCLive to all North Carolina residents who have a library card. Click on the 'Books and Literature' link and then scroll down to click on NoveList Plus. You will probably be asked to log in at this point. Choose your home library from the drop-down menu. You will need to contact your library for the password, but in our region, the password is your library card number.
If you are a public school student or staff member, you can also access NoveList Plus through NCWiseowl. Click on 'High School Zone' and look for the NoveList link along the left hand links list.
If you love to read, you will love NoveList, but even if you only read when you have to, NoveList can help you find a book you look forward to reading.