Find a Good Book

Looking for your next great book? Try these resources:


novelistNOVELIST – Need help preparing for book discussion or just trying to find a great book?  NoveList  is a database of reading recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.  NOTE:Use your valid Pekin library card number to access this service.


Book Review Sites (especially good for concerned parents)

Common Sense Media  for age-based and educational  ratings and reviews

All Readers  Detailed book and movie reviews from many different genres of books (we like “Plots/Themes” and “Writing Style” sections at the bottom)

libraryreadsLIBRARY READS Top 10 books published this month that librarians across the country love.   Find out about the newest books and which are sure to become favorites.  Updated monthly based on librarian reviews.


stopStop You’re Killing Me is a website for those who read mysteries. Searchable by author and character, you’ll be able to see what comes next in a mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense book series.  Lists of award winners in multiple categories of interest to mystery lovers are also included.