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Novelist Plus

Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Find author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

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Good to Know


  • Novelist gives you access to all the latest book reviews and can help you find books that match your “reading style” or that are similar to books you’ve previously loved.
  • Provides book summaries, reviews, author read-alikes, book club ideas as well as discussion guides
  • Recommendations by genre and subject
  • Find Award winner lists
  • Easily connect to the London Public Library catalogue to see if the book is available.
  • Series listings are ordered chronologically.


Getting Started


To get started, you will need to have the following:

  • Your Library Card number and PIN.
  • Option to create an account with your email and a password to store search preferences, search history, lists for books you wish to read and search alerts



Using Novelist


Once you have logged on, you can use the basic search to find your favourite author, title, genre or you can try to describe a book.  There is an advanced search feature which you can use to broaden your search or narrow it by date, audience, author’s information, format and more.

There are recommended reading lists along the left hand side which provide easy access to lists for different genres.  You can also toggle to use the nonfiction tab to see books in different subject areas. 

From the top menu, under Quick Links, Novelist provides resources to help you start a book club, decide what your club should read next or to jump start the discussion for your latest book choice.



Need Help?


For more help, please visit Novelist’s help section



Privacy and Terms of Use


Novelist is a product of EBSCO which is a commercial service whose policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the London Public Library. For more information, please read EBSCO’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.