Looking for a Good Book

“A Reader for Every Book, A Book for Every Reader”
The Williamsburg Regional Library is happy to provide our community of readers with personalized reading suggestions. Fill in as much of this reader profile as you wish. The more information you provide, the more likely it is that we can suggest books you will like. Librarians at the Williamsburg Regional Library will use your answers to create a customized reading list for you. You will receive an email response within a week. Information will be kept in strict confidence between the reader and library staff.

While this service is only available to WRL cardholders, if you are a reader or a librarian who is interested in finding out more about starting an online reading suggestion service at your library, please contact us directly at read-l {at} wrl {dot} org.

CONTACT INFORMATION
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Please enter your WRL library card number.

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Include any information you would wish us to factor into recommendations

PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT

Please choose one

GENRES AND FORMATS

For each of the following, click the button that indicates your interests.

High InterestOKNO
Recent Titles
Classic Titles
Literary Fiction
Non-Fiction
Mysteries
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Biography/Memoir
Romance
Thrillers/Action
Inspirational (Religious)
Horror
Science Fiction
Urban Fiction
Romantic Suspense
Women's Fiction
Graphic Novels
Young Adult
Short Stories
READING HISTORY

Please list at least 5 of your favorite books and/or authors, and what you enjoy about them

Please list any books or authors who you have read and have not enjoyed. If you would like, explain why.

CHARACTERS

Are there particular kinds of characters (of a certain age, ethnicity, gender or relationship status, for instance) that you would particularly like to read about?

SETTING

Are there particular settings—places, time periods, etc.—in which you are particularly interested?

PEEVES AND PLEASURES

Content of a certain nature is annoying or upsetting to some readers, while others enjoy these same elements. For each item that follows, indicate whether we should avoid, include, or ignore (not consider) that element in making suggestions.

AvoidIncludeIgnore
Obscenity
Sexual Themes
Explicit Sex
Dark or Cynical Humor
War
Violence
Death & Disease
Crime Portrayed Sympathetically
Anti-religion
Pro-religion
Left Wing Politics
Right Wing Politics
CONTENT

For each of the following subjects, check "interested" if you want a recommendation that includes the subject, check "avoid" if you do not want to read about the subject. You may leave items blank to indicate no preference.

InterestedAvoid
History
Military/War
Crime
Disasters/Apocalypse
Politics/Current events
Men's lives
Women's lives
Minority lives
Childhood/Coming of age
Family
Religion
Humor
Pets
Books made into films
Journeys/Travel
Food
Nature
Science
Sports/Outdoor activities
Technology
Art
Music
TV/Film
Medicine/Health
TONE, STYLE, AND MOOD

Select "include" to indicate words that describe books you are in the mood to read. Select "avoid" if you are not interested a particular tone/style/mood

InterestedAvoid
Action-Packed
Amusing
Atmospheric
Bawdy
Bittersweet
Bleak
Character-Driven
Chaste
Darkly Humorous
Disturbing
Dramatic
Fast-Paced
Feel-Good
Funny
Heartwarming
Heartwrenching
Homespun
Inspirational
Issue Oriented
Leisurely-Paced
Melancholy
Moving
Mystical
Nostalgic
Offbeat
Reflective
Romantic
Sassy
Steamy
Strong Sense of Place
Suspenseful
Sweeping
Thought-Provoking
Upbeat
EMPHASIS

Mark up to three sections of the form where your answers best reflect your current reading mood.


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