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Books You Can Love and How to Find Them: Home

An overview of the readers' advisory resources available to help you find the next thing you want to read. Think block breaks, summer reading, or even something to take your mind off that looming deadline.


Tutt Library subscribes to BookBrowse, a really nifty reader-oriented database that has reviews, “if you liked this book, try these ones next” suggestions, themed lists (eg Coming of Age, On the High Seas, 18th Century,…), and a bookfinder genre-mash-up tool. You can also subscribe to ezines which highlight the site’s newest additions. It's definitely worth a visit, especially for fans of literary novels, historical fiction, memoirs, and narrative nonfiction. Offcampus or on, just go to!

Easy Places to Start

Tutt librarians and staff are always happy to hear your thoughts about books, make suggestions based on your tastes and moods, and even share their personal favorites. While our books aren't browsable right now due to COVID, you can place requests to access them. As always, we want to help you find the perfect book — whether it’s for class or not! You can also call us at 389-6662, or send us an email.

What You Can Find in This Guide

Local Knowledge
See what our local community has to offer - recommendations, book reviews, library displays, etc.

Appeal-Based Search Engines
Ready to sit back and let your fingers do the walking? Tell these search engines which books you’ve liked (or disliked!), and they’ll make “educated” guesses about what you should try next. While not always reliable, they’re definitely fun!

Megasites for Recommended Reading
Forget Listmania. These one-stop “mega” malls of reading resources dole out everything from forthcoming books and tag clouds to indy blogs and online book clubs.

Award Winners and Best Sellers
Curious about what the experts consider to be the cream of the crop or what’s flying off the shelves? Check out these lists for the latest scoop.

Genres and Specific Interests
If you know what you like to read and want more of the same, or you’re ready to plunge into something new but don’t know where to start, you’ll find plenty of leads at these sites.

Great Conversations
Love reading about books (or movies, or music, or video games)? This section is for you!  A diverse range of cultural voices: book blogs, literary magazines, pop culture sites, and more.

Humanities Librarian

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Steve Lawson
Tutt Library Room 311
1021 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs CO 80903