Readers’ Advisory

Looking for your next read but don’t know where to start?
We’re here to help

Ask a Lithgow staff member for recommendations based on what you’re looking for. You can do this by visiting the library, calling us at 207-626-2415, emailing us at, or by clicking the orange “LET’S CHAT!” button at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Check out our “What to read Next?” and “Staff Recommendations” end caps on the second floor of the library:


Best sellers and award winners:

The New York Times Best Sellers

Pulitzer Prize

Nobel Prize

Booker Prize

National Book Awards

Goodreads Choice Awards

The PEN/Faulkner Awards

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

PEN America Literary Awards

The Hugo Awards

The Nebula Awards

The National Book Critics Circle Awards

Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards

The Orwell Prizes

The Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Women’s Prize

Looking for Maine authors or books set in Maine?

Visit Maine State Library’s Maine Writers Index, a searchable database of writers with a relationship to the State of Maine. The connection may be birth, residency, employment or works that are set in Maine.

Visit our Facebook page for book reviews by Lithgow’s Shane.


Try apps like GoodReads or StoryGraph which you can use to track the books you’ve read, and receive recommendations based on what you liked.


Try these book recommendation websites:

Fantastic Fiction

What Should I Read Next?


Five Books

Taste Dive

Stop, You’re Killing Me!

Loan Stars

Search our library catalog by Subject to explore topics, people, places, and genres that interest you:

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