Monday, 24 March 2014

What to read next when you loved what you just read?

When I worked at the library, we'd often get readers in who said something like, "Man, I absolutely LOVE Georgette Heyer!  But now I've read all her books? Who else writes like Heyer?"

We had a loffly little reference booked called "Who Else Writes Like...?"  We could look up a favourite author and make some recommendations. Granted, we didn't need it too often, because each library staff had their areas of expertise.  But sometimes someone would throw us for a loop.

Now, Who Else Writes Like...? is online. If you didn't know that Marion Chesney is similar to Georgette Heyer, Who Else Writes Like...? might be for you.

It is a paid service if you're getting an individual membership. (They do offer a free trial.)  However, if your library has a membership, you can get access through them. Check with your local library for details.

WEWL only lists authors who have a minimum of three books published (with the exception of major prize winners), so if you're looking for a debut author, you might have to rely on the old-fashioned method of asking a mate.

Her Grace goes through phases of adoring a certain type of storytelling and will search out authors of a similar nature.

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