Looking for a good book?

Erikson Institute is a community of readers!  Sure, we’re all reading lots of scholarly books and articles to support our research, teaching and coursework – but we like to read for fun, too!  If you’re looking for something new to read but just can’t decide, try some of the great resources below to find a good recommendation!


Click through book lists, use the sliders to adjust for interest factors such as funny/serious, expected/unpredictable, easy/demanding and more, or search according to features such as character, plot and setting.

What Should I Read Next

Enter a book you like and the site will analyze a huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.

NPR’s Book Concierge

Updated December 2016! Use all kinds of filters to explore 300+ titles NPR staff and critics loved in 2016. Want even more recommendations? Check out their favorite books from 2008 on up!

Literature Map

Try this site for a fun way of seeing what readers of your favorite authors are also reading!


Search by plot, character, setting and writing style, or search and browse by title or author, for detailed book and movie reviews from many different genres.

What’s Next: Books in Series

From the Kent District Library in Michigan, this site allows readers to search for adult and children’s series books by series name, author, book title and genre.

Book Genie

A fun little book search “app” from the Downers Grove Public Library, Book Genie provides quick reading recommendations for adults, teens and kids with just a few clicks of your mouse!