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Book Recommendations

See resources below to help find books in a series, the hottest sellers or maybe explore a new author.

Books in a Series

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Are you reading a series but don't know what comes next? Check out What's Next®: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library for help. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. e.g. Sue Grafton's "A is for Alibi", "B is for..." etc. or the "Star Wars" series.

What to Read Next

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NoveList K-8 Plus is a service of MeL. Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. Includes tools for teachers such as Lexile levels and Common Core standards.

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NoveList Plus is a service of MeL. Contains information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Features lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, Read-a-Like recommendations, and complete series information. Also includes reader ratings and reviews. Create your own reading wish list.

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Gnooks is a self-adapting community system based on the gnod engine. Discover new writers you might like, travel the map of literature and discuss your favorite books and authors.

Enter an author's name and review the cloud of similar authors that appears. For example, enter C.J. Box and find authors like him. The closer the name, the more similar.

Literature Map results sample

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The New York Times Best Seller list is always a good place to look for the hottest new titles across most genres.

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Goodreads is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future. Don’t stop there – join a discussion group, start a book club, contact an author, and even post your own writing.

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We love to read but we got tired of spending hours on the internet looking for good free ebooks to read. That’s why we created Freebooksy. To make it quick and easy to find those great reads. We post a free ebook at least once a day. We cover multiple genres so that there is something for everyone.

Staff Recommendations

Current titles are listed on the online catalog and can be seen on the various lists created.

Miscellaneous Resources

Summer Reading 2022

Oceans of Possibilities

Learn more about this year's Summer Reading program Oceans of Possibilities.

Register on Beanstack to track reading and earn chances at prizes.

Check out all of the fun and exciting Summer Reading events planned for 2022.

Location & Hours

Main Branch
Hastings Public Library
227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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Phone: 269-945-4263
Fax: 269-948-3874

Library & Drive-thru Hours (effective June 14, 2021):

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
  • Friday: 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3pm
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