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Reader's Advisory

Please take a moment to fill out our What should I read next form.


What Should I Read Next

Please fill out the following form as completely as possible. The more information you can give us, the more accurate suggestions we can provide to you. We understand you may enjoy a variety of different book types, but please fill out the form based on the type of book you are looking for right now.
You can fill this form out again next month to get new suggestions of things you might like then.
Your personal information will not be shared with anyone outside of the Adult Services Department staff. If you have any questions, please contact us at 413-736-4561 ext. 3 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Please note that this service is only available to our adult (18+) patrons at this time.

Full Name:
Email Address:
Library Card Number:
Do you read more for entertainment or to learn things:

Do you read more fiction or nonfiction:

Do you prefer standalone novels or those in a series?:

Give us three words that describe your perfect book match. For example, "spooky, dramatic, funny, romantic":

Please list 3-5 books or authors that you have recently read and enjoyed:

What did you most enjoy about these titles/authors?

Please give us 3-5 titles and/or authors that you have read and NOT liked:

Please explain why you did not like them :

Please list a few of your favorite movies or television shows:

What type of fiction do you enjoy? Check all that apply:



Science fiction

Literary fiction

Historical fiction



Urban/street lit


Romantic suspense

Chick lit

Graphic novels

Short stories

What kind of nonfiction books do you enjoy? Check all that apply:
True adventure/survival/disasters



True crime






Current events/politics




What phrase would you use to describe your favorite books? Please check the one that most applies:
I like page-turners

I like stories that focus on characters

I enjoy getting lost in other settings and time periods

I like books that make me think

I like books where the focus is on language/writing style

What sort of pacing do you generally prefer:
Fast-paced, page turner

Gradual development, deliberate

Is there anything you wish to AVOID in your reading such as graphic or violent scenes, sexually explicit material, and/or strong language?
We can try to avoid these, but cannot guarantee that there will not be something unacceptable to you in our recommendations.:

We are happy that you have chosen to try our “What Should I Read Next?” service through the West Springfield Public Library.
You should receive a personalized list of reading suggestions based on the preferences you’ve provided us within 10 business days. Your information will be kept in strict confidence.
If you have any questions, please either email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 413-736-4561 ext. 3.