- Meg Raymond
A series is defined as two or more books that share the same characters, setting, and/or locale, and the story arc develops in each subequent book in the series.
If you like to read books in series, you will love the eSequels database! Click on the eSequels link from the library's "research" page. You will need to enter the 14-digit barcode from your library card when prompted. Based on the print title Sequels, eSequels is the always-being-updated online version and has listings for adult titles, from Christian fiction to gritty noir mystery series. You can search eSequels by author, title or character, or by location, subject or keyword. Each entry will give you information about the author and the series, a link to the author's homepage and and annoated listing for the titles, in series order. (Don't worry, the annotations will not "give away" any crucial plot points).
Is the library missing titles in your favorite series? Unfortunately, many series titles are now out of print. You can ask the library to add the missing titles to our collections by filling out the Suggest a Title form. If the title is still in print (and the library's diminished budget will allow it), we may purchase it for the collection. Be sure to mention that the item is part of a series in the "comments" section of the form. You might also want to try to purchase a used copy. Many used booksellers have paperbacks for as low as a penny, plus postage. Amazon.com includes new and used copies of almost all of their book listings. You could also see about borrowing a title through our interlibrary loan services. Be sure and read the FAQ before requesting an interlibrary loan.
Still need help finding something good to read? Check out the wealth of booklists and book matches in the Reading Room or ask for suggestions at any of our adult reference desks. We LOVE connecting readers to the right books.