The Magpie Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Modern Life and Etiquette

Seattle Public Library is offering a rad, unique, and extremely helpful Readers’ Advisory service that I just had to try out for myself. It’s called Your Next 5 Books. All you have to do is fill out their quick and easy form, tell the librarian what you’re interested in reading, and they send you, you guessed it, a list of five books they think you’ll like. I sent them the following statement:

My favorite book is Weetzie Bat, I just finished the Diviners by Libba Bray (an ARC, about 1920s NYC+occultism). I enjoy GLBTQ lit, magic realism, and anything by Francesca Lia Block.
I’m not against Sci-Fi, but it’s not my favorite. I tend to like dark, dark fiction, but am open to non-fiction.

Within just a few hours (amazing turn-around time, librarians! Way to hustle!) I got the list of the following five books (all the…

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One comment

  1. Thanks for the reblog, darling. I hope people give it a try. I’ve been loving the books so far. And make sure to thank the librarians! They have great advice and get you the book lists super fast!

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