Meet Your Perfect (Book) Match

By Chelsie Meredith, CRRL volunteer

You've just finished a great book—and I mean great. You can't wait to find another book just as good. But the joys of that last read means the pressure is on for your next choice. Where do you go to pick a book that can stand up to face the challenge—the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, of course! We offer two choices to help you find your next great book.

What Do I Read Next?—another readers' advisory service—can be searched from the comfort of your home computer. With library card and hot cocoa nearby, simply type in a title, an author, or a subject you've enjoyed and the database will do the rest, serving up more books you may like. This database is part of our online databases collection.

Missing something? What Do I Read Next? also lists books in series and all the books by a particular author so you can fill in the gaps. Perhaps you only care to read award-winners or books set in ancient Rome or modern-day France. They have searches for that, too. As an example, for modern-day France, choose France as the Where and 2000s as the When.

If you want a bit more of a personal touch—a dialogue with a human rather than a machine—just ask a librarian. For your convenience, the CRRL has a service we call Book Match. You can go online or appear in person at a branch and just ask. This aspect of librarianship is called readers' advisory in LibrarianSpeak, and it's our pleasure to provide it to you. We archive (anonymously) some of the lists we've created to match other patrons' tastes. Browse these lists, or ask for other suggestions from the librarians, either online or in person.

So, when the pressure is on to find another fantastic book, now you'll know where to look. offers great ways to help you meet the challenge.