Readers’ Advisory (RA) Bibliography

The following is a list of books and articles that are wonderful tools to assist you in providing readers’ advisory services in your library. Most of the articles can be found using MARVEL!. Some of the books can be found in libraries throughout the state.  Those that can’t be found in Maine are still listed because they are excellent resources that you might want to consider purchasing for your own collection.

  1. Ackroyd, Peter. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.  Riverdale, NJ: Universe, 2006.
  2. Adamson, Lynda G. American Historical Fiction: An Annotated Guide to Novels for Adults and Young Adults.  Phoenix: Oryx, 1998.
  3. Adamson, Lynda G. World Historical Fiction: An Annotated Guide to Novels for Adults and Young Adults.  Phoenix: Oryx, 1998.
  4. Adamson, Lynda G.  Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood, 2006.
  5. Ahlvers, Alicia.  “Older Adults and Readers’ Advisory.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly 45(4) (Summer 2006): 305-312.
  6. Alpert, Abby.  “Incorporating Nonfiction into Readers’ Advisory Services.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly, 46(1) (Fall 2006): 25-32.
  7. Alsop, Derek., and Chris Walsh.  The Practice of Reading: Interpreting the Novel.  New York: St, Martin’s Press, 1999.
  8. Altner, Patricia. Vampire Readings: an Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1998. 
  9. Arozena, Steven. Best Books for Public Libraries: the 10,000 Top Fiction and Nonfiction Titles (1965-1991). New York: Bowker, 1992. 
  10. Aue, Pamela Willwerth and Henry Carrigan.  What Inspirational Literature Do I Read Next?  Detroit: Gale, 2000.
  11. Balcom, Ted., ed. Serving Readers. Fort Atkinson, WI: Highsmith, 1997. 
  12. Balcom, Ted.  Book Discussions for Adults: A Leader’s Guide.  Chicago, ALA, 1992.
  13. Bailey, Dale.  American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction.  Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1999.
  14. Baker, Sharon L.  Responsive Public Library Collection:  How to Develop and Market A Winning Collection.  2nd ed.  Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2002.
  15. Barbuto, Domenica M., and Martha Kreisel.  Guide to Civil War Books: An Annotated Selection of Modern Works on the War Between the States.  Chicago, ALA, 1995.
  16. Barron, Neil., ed.  Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction.  5th ed.  New York:  Bowker, 2004.
  17. Barron, Neil., ed.  Fantasy and Horror: A Critical and Historical Guide to Literature, Illustration, Film, TV, Radio, and the Internet.  Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 1999.
  18. Barron, Neil., ed.  Horror Literature: A Reader’s Guide.  New York: Garland, 1990.
  19. Barron, Neil et al., eds.  What Do I Read Next?  A Reader’s Guide to Current Genre Fiction.  Detroit: Gale, 1990-
  20. Barron, Neil., ed.  What Historical Fiction Do I Read Next?  2nd ed.  Detroit: Gale, 1999.
  21. Barton, Wayne.  What Western Do I Read Next?  2nd ed.  Detroit: Gale, 1999.
  22. Beard, David and Kate Vo Thi-Beard.  “Rethinking the Book: New Theories for Readers’ Advisory.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly  47(4) (Summer 2008): 331-335.
  23. Behler, Anne.  “Getting Started with Graphic Novels: A Guide for the Beginner.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 46(2) (Winter 2006): 16-21.
  24. Benjamin, Franklin V.  Dictionary of American Literary Characters.  2nd ed. 2 vols.  New York:  Facts on File, 2002.
  25. Birkerts, Sven.  The Gutenberg Elergies:  The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age.  Boston: Faber, 1994.
  26. Bleiler, Richard.  Reference Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction.  Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1999.
  27. Bloom, Clive., ed.  Gothic Horror: a Reader's Guide From Poe to King and Beyond. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. 
  28. Bontly, Susan W., and Carol J. Sheridan.  Enchanted Journeys Beyond the Imagination: An Annotated Bibliography of Fantasy, Futuristic, Supernatural and Time Travel Romance. 3 vols.  Beavercreek, OH: Blue Diamond Publications, 1998.
  29. Booth, Heather.  Serving Teens Through Readers’ Advisory.  Chicago: ALA, 2007.
  30. Bosman, Ellen., and John P. Bradford. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Literature: a Genre Guide. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.
  31. Bouricius, Ann. The Romance Readers' Advisory: the Librarian's Guide to Love in the Stacks. Chicago: ALA, 2000. 
  32. Brackett, Virginia.  Classic Love and Romance Literature: An Encyclopedia of Works, Characters, Authors and Themes.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABO-CLIO, 1999.
  33. Breen, Jon L.  Novel Verdicts: A Guide to Courtroom Fiction.  2nd ed.  Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2000.
  34. Bridges, Karl. 100 Great American Novels: You've (Probably) Never Read. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
  35. Buck, Claire., ed. The Bloombury Guide to Women's Literature. New York: Prentice Hall, 1992. 
  36. Buker, Derek M. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers' Advisory: the Librarian's Guide to Cyborgs, Aliens, and Sorcerers. Chicago: ALA, 2002. 
  37. Burgess, Michael., and Jill H. Vassilakos. Murder in Retrospect: a Selective Guide to Historical Mystery Fiction. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2005. 
  38. Burgin, Robert., ed. Nonfiction Readers' Advisory. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. 
  39. Burns, Grant. Sports Pages: a Critical Bibliography of Twentieth Century American Novels and Stories Featuring Baseball, Basketball, Football and Other Athletic Pursuits. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1987. 
  40. Burt, Daniel S.  What Historical Novel Do I Read Next?  2 vols.  Detroit: Gale, 1997, 2003.
  41. Burt, Daniel S., Don D'Ammassa, Natalie Danford, Stefan Dziemianowicz,  and Jim Huang. What Do I Read Next?  a Reader's Guide to Current Genre Fiction (2007). Detroit: Gale, 2007. 
  42. Card, Orson Scott., ed. Masterpieces: the Best of Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century.  New York: Ace Books, 2004. 
  43. Castro, Rafaela G., Edith Maureen Fisher and Terry Hong.  What Do I Read Next?  Multicultural Literature.  Detroit: Gale, 1997.
  44. Catwelti, John G.  Six Gun Mystique Sequel.  Bowling Green University Press, 1999.
  45. Characters in 20th-Century Literature.  Detroit: Gale.  Book 1, 1990.  Book 2, 1995.
  46. Charles, John., and Shelley Mosley., eds.  Romance Today: An A-to-Z Guide to Contemporary American Romance Writers.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2006.
  47. Charles, John., Joanna Morrison, and Candace Clark. The Mystery Readers' Advisory: the Librarian's Clues to Murder and Mayhem. Chicago: ALA, 2002. 
  48. Chelton, Mary K. “Read Any Good Books Lately?  Helping Patrons Find What They Want.”  Library Journal 118(8) (May 1, 1993):  p33, 5p.
  49. Chelton, M.K. “Readers’ Advisory 101.”  Library Journal 128 (18) (November 1, 2003): 38-9.
  50. Chelton, Mary K.  “When Oprah Meets E-mail.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly  41(1) (Fall 2001): 31-36.
  51. Chelton, Mary K.  “What We Know and Don’t Know About Reading, Readers, and Readers’ Advisory Service.”  Public Libraries 38 (Jan/Feb 1999): 42-47.
  52. Chelton, Mary K.  “Merchandising and Display Tips.”  NoveList, 2004. 
  53. Clemens, Valdine.  Return of the Repressed: Gothic Horror from the Castle of Otranto to Alien. State University of New York Press, 1999.
  54. Clute, John., and John Grant., eds.  Encyclopedia of Fantasy. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.
  55. Clute, John., and Peter Nicholls. Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993.
  56. Cole, Robert. The Call of Stories:  Teaching and the Moral Imagination. Boston: Houghton, 1989. 
  57. Contemporary Novelists.  7th ed.  Detroit: St. James, 2000.
  58. Contemporary Southern Writers.  Detroit: St. James, 1998.
  59. Cords, Sarah Statz.  The Real Story: a Guide to Nonfiction Reading Interests.  Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006. 
  60. Cords, Sarah Statz.  The Inside Scoop: a Guide to Nonfiction Investigative Writing, Exposes, and Essays. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009. 
  61. Cox, J. Randolph.  Dime Novel Companion: A Source Book.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000.
  62. Crowley, B.  “ Rediscovering the History of Readers Advisory Service.”  Public Libraries 44 (1) (2005): 37-41.
  63. Cyr, Ann-Marie and Kelly M. Gillespie.  Something to Talk About:  Creative Booktalking for Adults.  Scarecrow, 2006.
  64. D'ammassa, Don. Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.  New York: Facts on File, 2005.
  65. Davidson, Cathy N., and Linda Wagner. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 
  66. Dawson, Alma., and Connie Van Fleet., eds. African American Literature: A Guide to Reading Interests. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. 
  67. Delong, Janice A., and Rachel E. Schwedt.  Contemporary Christian Authors: Lives and Works.  Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 2000.
  68. Derose, David J. Vietnam War Literature: an Annotated Bibliography of Imaginative Works About Americans Fighting in Vietnam. 3rd ed. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1996. 
  69. Dilevko, Juris., and Candice F.C. Magowan.  Readers’ Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries, 1870-2005.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2007.
  70. Dorris, Michael., and Emilie Buchwalk, eds.  The Most Wonderful Books: Writers On Discovering the Pleasure of Reading. Minneapolis: MN: Milkweed Editions, 1999.
  71. Drew, Bernard A. Action Series and Sequels: a Bibliography of Espionage, Vigilante and Soldier-of-Fortune Novels. New York: Garland, 1988. 
  72. Drew, Bernard A. Western Series and Sequels. 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1993. 
  73. Drew, Bernard A.  100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies.  Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2005.
  74. Drew, Bernard A.  100 Most Popular African American Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies.  Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
  75. Drew, Bernard A.  100 Most Popular Thriller and Suspense Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies.  Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
  76. Dwyer, Jim. Earth Works: Recommended Fiction and Nonfiction About Nature and the Environment for Adults and Young Adults. New York: Neal-Schuman, 1996. 
  77. Elkin, Judith, Briony Train, and Debbie Denhem. Reading and Reader Development: the Pleasure of Reading. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2003.
  78. Elliott, Julie.  “Academic Libraries and Extracurricular Reading Promotion.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly 46(3) (Spring 2007): 34-43.
  79. Ephron, Hallie.  1001 Books for Every Mood: A Bibliophile’s Guide to Unwinding, Misbehaving, Forgiving, Celebrating, Commiserating.  Adams Media, 2008.
  80. Fadiman, Anne. Ex-Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1998. 
  81. Fichtelberg, Susan. Encountering Enchantment: a Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006. 
  82. Fiction Catalog 15th ed.  New York:  H.W. Wilson, 2006.
  83. Fineman, Marcia. Talking About Books: a Step-by-Step Guide for Participating in a Book Discussion. Rockville, MD: Talking About Books, 1997. 
  84. Fister, Barbara.  “Reading as a Contact Sport.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 44(4) (Summer 2005): 303-309.
  85. Frolund, Tina. Genrefied Classics: a Guide to Reading Interests in Classic Literature. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006. 
  86. Gannon, Michael B. Blood, Bedlam, Bullets, and Badguys: a Reader's Guide to Adventure/Suspense Fiction. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. 
  87. George, J. McGraw., and S. Nagle. “Readers’ Advisory Services and Training in the North Star State.”  Public Libraries 44(1) (2005): 29-32.
  88. Gerard, Philip.  Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life.  Cincinnati, OH: Story Press, 1996.
  89. Gorman, Ed., Martin H. Greenberg, and Larry Segriff., eds. The Fine Art of Murder: the Mystery Reader's Indispensable Companion. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1993. 
  90. Gosselin, Adrienne Johnson., ed.  Multicultural Detective Fiction:  Murder From the “Other” Side.  New York: Garland, 1998.
  91. Green, Joseph., and Jim Finch. Sleuths, Sidekicks and Stooges: an Annotated Bibliography of Detectives, Their Assistants, and Their Rivals in Crime, Mystery and Adventure Fiction, 1795-1995. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1997. 
  92. Greenwood, Monique., Lynda Johnson, and Tracy Mitchell-Brown.  Go On Girl!  Book Club Guide for Reading Groups.   New York: Hyperion, 1999.
  93. Heaphy, Maura. Science Fiction Authors: a Research Guide. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008. 
  94. Heising, Willetta L.  Detecting Men: A Reader’s Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Men.  Dearborn, MI: Purple Moon Press, 1998.
  95. Heising, Willetta L. 3rd ed.  Detecting Women: A Reader’s Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Women.  Dearborn, MI: Purple Moon Press, 1999.
  96. Henderson, Leslie., ed.  Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers. 3rd ed.  Detroit:  St. James, 1991.
  97. Herald, Diana Tixier. Genreflecting: a Guide to Popular Reading Interests. ed. Wayne A. Wiegand. 6th ed. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2005.
  98. Herald, Diana Tixier. Teen Genreflecting: a Guide to Reading Interests. 2nd ed.. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.
  99. Herald, Diana Tixier., and Bonnie Kunzel. Fluent in Fantasy: the Next Generation. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 
  100. Herald, Diana Tixier., and Bonnie Kunzel. Strictly Science Fiction: a Guide to Reading Interests. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2002.
  101. Herbert, Rosemary., ed.  Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1999.
  102. Hermes, Virginia, Mary Anne Hile and Johnetta L. Frisble.  “Reviving Literary Discussion:  Book Club to Go Kits.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly  48(1) (Fall 2008):30-34.
  103. Heyne, Douglas.  “Where Fiction Meets Nonfiction: Mapping a Rough Terrain.”  Narrative 9: (2001) 322-33, 343-45.
  104. Hilyard, Nann B.  “ Practical Perspectives on Readers Advisory.”  Public Libraries 44(1) (2005): 15-20.
  105. Hoffert, B. “Taking Back Readers’ Advisory.”  Library Journal 128(14) (September 1, 2004): 44-47.
  106. Hollands, Neil.  “Improving the Model for Interactive Readers’ Advisory Service.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly  45(3) (Spring 2006): 205-212.
  107. Hollands, Neil and Barry Trott. Read on...Fantasy Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 
  108. Hooper, Brad.  Read on...Historical Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
  109. Hooper, Brad. The Short Story Readers' Advisory: a Guide to the Best. Chicago: ALA, 2000.
  110.  Hubin, Allen. J.  Crime Fiction II, 1749-1990, A Comprehensive Bibliography. 2 vols.  New York: Garland, 1994.
  111. Huggins, Melanie.  “Librarians letting go of Readers' Advisory May Just Be the Thing that Saves It.”  NoveList, September 17, 2008.  Persistent Link:
  112. Husband, Janet G.  Sequels: an Annotated Guide to Novels in a Series. 4th ed. Chicago: ALA, 2009.
  113. Jacob, Merle., and Hope Apple.  To Be Continued: An Annotated Guide to Sequels.  2nd ed.  Phoenix: Oryx, 2000.
  114. Jaegly, Peggy.  Romantic Hearts: A Personal Reference for Romance Readers.  3rd ed.  Scarecrow, 1997.
  115. Jacobsohn, Rachel W.  The Reading Group Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Book Club.  rev. ed.  New York: Hyperion, 1998.
  116. Jason, Philip K., and Mark A. Graves.  Encyclopedia of American War Literature.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000.
  117. John, Lauren Zina. Running Book Discussion Groups: a How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2006. 
  118. Johnson, Roberta.  “The Global Conversation:  Readers’ Advisory on the Web.”  Booklist  97(9/10) (January 1 & 15, 2001): 912-913
  119. Johnson, Sarah L. Historical Fiction:  a Guide to the Genre. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2005. 
  120. Johnson, Sarah L. Historical Fiction II:  a Guide to the Genre. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009 
  121. Katz, Bill, ed. Readers, Reading and Librarians. New York: Haworth, 2001.
  122. Kramer, John E.  Academe in Mystery and Detective Fiction:  An Annotated Bibliography.  Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 2000.
  123. Krashen, Stephen.  The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1993.
  124. Kunzel, Bonnie and Suzanne Manczuk.  First Contact: A Reader’s Selection of  Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Scarecrow, 2001. 
  125. Kuzyk, Raya.  “A Reader at Every Shelf.”  Library Journal (February 15, 2006): 32-35.
  126. Lachman, Marvin. A Reader's Guide to the American Novel of Detection. New York: G.K. Hall, 1993. 
  127. Landrum, Larry.  American Mystery and Detective Novels: A Reference Guide. Greenwood Press, 1999.
  128. Langemack, Chapple. The Booktalker's Bible:  How to Talk About the Books You Love to Any Audience. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.
  129. Lehman, Daniel.  Matters of Fact: Reading Nonfiction Over the Edge.  Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1997.
  130. Lesher, Linda Parent.  Best Novels of the Nineties: A Reader’s Guide.  New York: McFarland, 1999. 
  131. Long, Jeffrey E. Remembered Childhoods: a Guide to Autobiography and Memoirs of Childhood and Youth. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 
  132. Mackler, Tasha. Category: a Subject Guide to Mystery Fiction. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1991. 
  133. McCook, Kathleen De La Pena., and Gary O. Rolstad, eds. Developing Readers' Advisory Services: Concepts and Commitments. New York: Neal-Schuman, 1993. 
  134. McCormick, Donald., and Katy Fletcher. Spy Fiction: a Connoisseurs Guide. New York: Facts on File, 1990.
  135. McCracken, Scott.  PULP: Reading Popular Fiction in America.  Manchester University Press, 1998. 
  136. Mediavilla, Cindy.  Arthurian Fiction:  An Annotated Bibliography.  Metuchen, NJ:  Scarecrow, 1999.
  137. Mediatore, Kaite.  “Reading with Your Ears: Readers’ Advisory and Audio Books.”   Reference & User Services Quarterly 42(4) (Summer 2003): 318-323.
  138. Mort, John.  Christian Fiction: A Guide to the Genre.  Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2002.
  139. Mort, John.  Read the High Country: a Guide to Western Books and Films. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2006. 
  140. Moyer, Jessica E.   "Adult Fiction Reading: a Literature Review of Readers' Advisory Services, Adult Fiction Librarianship, and Fiction Readers." Reference & User Services Quarterly 44 (Spring 2005):  220-231.
  141. Moyer, Jessica E.  “Learning from Leisure Reading: A Study of Adult Public Library Patrons.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly 46(4) (Summer 2007): 66-79.
  142. Moyer, Jessica E.  Research-Based Readers' Advisory. Chicago: ALA, 2008. 
  143. Murphy, Bruce.  Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
  144. Mussell, Kay., and Johanna Tunon., eds.  North American Romance Writers. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1999.
  145. Nell, Victor. Lost in a Book: the Psychology of Reading for Pleasure. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. 
  146. Nelson, Emmanuel S., ed.  Contemporary African American Novelists: A Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999.
  147. Nelson, Sara.  So Many Books, So Little time: A Year of Passionate Reading. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2003.
  148. Nichols, Victoria., and Susan Thompson. Silk Stalking: More Women Write of Murder. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 2000. 
  149. Niebuhr, Gary Warren. Make Mine a Mystery: a Reader's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2003. 
  150. Niebuhr, Gary Warren. Caught Up in Crime: a Reader's Guide to Crime Fiction and Nonfiction. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009. 
  151. Niebuhr, Gary Warren. Read "Em Their Writes: a Handbook for Mystery and Crime Fiction Book Discussions. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006. 
  152. Niebuhr, Gary Warren. Reader's Guide to the Private Eye Novel. New York: G.K. Hall, 1993. 
  153. Nottingham, Janet.  “Doing It Right: A Readers’ Advisory Program.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly 41(4) (Summer 2002): 335-339.
  154. Oleksiw, Susan. A Reader's Guide to the Classic British Mystery. New York: G.K. Hall, 1988. 
  155. Overmier, Judith and Rhonda Harris Taylor, eds.  Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption.  Haworth Press 2006.
  156. Pawuk, Michael. Graphic Novels: a Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
  157. Pearl, Nancy.  Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason.  Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 2003.
  158. Pearl, Nancy.  More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason.  Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 2005
  159. Pearl, Nancy., Martha Knappe, and Chris Higashi.   Now Read This: a Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1978-1998. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1999. 
  160. Pearl, Nancy. Now Read This 2: a Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1990-2001. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2002. 
  161. Pearlman, Mickey.  What to Read: The Essential Guide for Reading Group Members and Other Book Lovers.  Revised and updated.  New York: Harper Paperbacks, 1999.
  162. Pederson, Jay P., ed. St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers. 4th ed. Detroit: St. James, 1995.
  163. Pringle, David., and David Collins, eds.  St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers.  Detroit: St. James, 1995.
  164. Pringle, David., ed.  St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic Writers.  Detroit: St. James, 1997.
  165. Pringle, David. The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction: an A-Z of Science Fiction by Title. 2nd ed. Ashgate, 1995. 
  166. Prose, Francine.  Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them.  New York: HarperPerennial, 2007.
  167. Pulliam, June Michele., and Anthony J. Fonseca. Hooked on Horror III: a Guide to Reading Interests in Horror Fiction. 3rd. ed. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009. 
  168. Pulliam, June Michele., and Anthony J. Fonseca. Read on...Horror Fiction. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
  169. Punter, David., ed.  A Companion to the Gothic.  Blackwell, 1999.
  170. Quinn, Sherrey.  “Reading Rewards: The Evolution of a Train the Trainer Course for Public Library Readers Advisors.”  APLIS 21(2) (June 2008): 44-55.
  171. Rabinowitz, Harold., and Rob Kaplan.  A Passion for Books.  New York: Crown, 1997.
  172. Radway, Janice A.  A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire.  Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. 
  173. Rainey, David. Faith Reads: a Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008. 
  174. Ramsdell, Kristin. Romance Fiction:  a Guide to the Genre. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.
  175. Ramsdell, Kristin.  What Romance Do I Read Next? A Guide to Recent Romance Fiction.  2nd ed.  Detroit: Gale, 1999.
  176. Ramsdell, Kristin.  Romance Fiction: A Handbook for Readers, Writers and Librarians.  Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 1999.
  177. Rand, Ayn.  The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers.  Plume, 2000.
  178. “Recommended Readers’ Advisory Tools.”   Reference & User Services Quarterly, 43(4) (Summer 2004), 294-305.
  179. Reisman, Rosemary M. Canfield., and Suzanne Booker-Canfield.  Contemporary : Southern Male Fiction Writers.  Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1998.
  180. Reisner, Rosalind. Jewish American Literature: a Guide to Reading Interests. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. 
  181. Reynolds, Guy.  Twentieth-Century American Women’s Fiction: A Critical Introduction.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
  182. Richards, Phillip.  Best Literature by and about Blacks.  Detroit: Gale, 2000.
  183. Rochman, Hazel.  Against Borders: Promoting Books for a Multicultural World.  Chicago, ALA, 1993.
  184. Roche, Rick.  Real Lives Revealed: A Guide to Reading Interests in Biography. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
  185. Ross, Catherine Sheldick.  “Finding without Seeking: What Readers Say about the Role of Pleasure Reading as a Source of Information.”  Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services 13(2) (2002): 72-80.
  186. Ross, Catherine Sheldrick., Kirsti Nilsen, and Patricia Dewdney.  Conducting the Reference Interview:  A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians.  New York: Neal-Schuman, 2002.
  187. Ross, Catherine Sheldrick., Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie, and Paulette M. Rothbauer.  Reading Matters: What the Research Reveals About Reading, Libraries, and Community.  Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2005.
  188. Ross, Catherine Sheldrick. “Making Choices: What Readers Say about Choosing Books to Read for Pleasure.”  The Acquisitions Librarian 25 (2001): 5-21.
  189. Ross, Catherine Sheldrick., and M.K. Chelton.  “Readers’s Advisory: Matching Mood and Material.”  Library Journal  126(2) ( February 1, 2001): 52-5.
  190. Rubin, David., ed.  The Reading List: Contemporary Fiction.  New York: Henry Holt, 1998.
  191. Rubin, Rhea Joyce. Of a Certain Age: a Guide to Contemporary Fiction Featuring Older Adults. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1990. 
  192. Saricks, Joyce G.  The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction. 2nd ed. Chicago: ALA, 2009. 
  193. Saricks, Joyce G.  Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library. 3rd ed. Chicago: ALA, 2005. 
  194. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Against the Rules.”  Booklist 102(21) (July 2006): 28.
  195. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Dead but Still Read (or They Ought to Be).”  Booklist 104(11) (February 1, 2008): 25.
  196. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Finding Time to Read.”  Booklist  101(11) (February 1, 2005): 939.
  197. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Genres on My Mind.”  Booklist 104(5) (November 1, 2007): 26.
  198. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Instant Readers’ Advisory.”  Booklist 101(5) (November 1, 2004): 463.
  199. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Joining the Conversation.” Booklist 103(11) (February 1, 2007): 30.
  200. Saricks, Joyce G.  “The Life of Leisure—“Reading” in My Spare Time.” Booklist  101(15) (April 1, 2005): 1342.
  201. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Not Just Fiction.”  Booklist 101(1) (September 1, 2004): 56.
  202. Saricks, Joyce G.  “R.A. Resolutions.”  Booklist 101(9/10) (January 1 & 15, 2005): 812.
  203. Sarick, Joyce G.  “Readers’ Advisory without a Desk.”  Booklist): 101(18) (May 15, 2005): 1635.
  204. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Reading to Escape.”  Booklist  101(7) (December 1, 2004): 635.
  205. Saricks, Joyce G.  "Reading the Future of the Public Library." The Acquisitions Librarian 25 (2001): 113-121. 
  206. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Rethinking the Readers’-Advisory Interview.”  Booklist 103(15) (April 1, 2007): 24.
  207. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Take Time for Rereading.”  Booklist  101(19/20)(June 1 & 15, 2005): 1750.
  208. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Taking on Nonfiction Readers’ Advisory.”  Booklist  101(13) (March 1, 2005): 1141.
  209. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Taking the Plunge.”  Booklist 102 (9/10) (January 1 & 15, 2006): 56.
  210. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Teaching Readers’ Advisory and the Art of Booktalking.”  Booklist 102(1) (September, 1, 2005): 61.
  211. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Thinking Outside the Genre and Dewey Boxes.” Booklist 102(13) (March 1, 2006): 64.
  212. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Vacation Reading.”  Booklist 101(3) (October 1, 2004): 309.
  213. Saricks, Joyce G.  “What I like Best about Readers’ Advisory.”  Booklist 102 (11) (February 1, 2006): 27.
  214. Saricks, Joyce G.  “What Makes a Good Book.”  Booklist 103(13) (March 1, 2007): 60.
  215. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Unlocking the Mystery of Mysteries.”  Booklist 105(17) (May 1, 2009): 21.
  216. Saricks, Joyce G.  “Readers’ Advisory—Flash in the Pan or Here to Stay?”  Booklist 104 (21)(July 2008): 12.
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  218. Sedo, DeNel Rehberg. “Predications of Life after Oprah: A Glimpse at the Power of Book Club Readers.”  Publishing Research Quarterly 18(3) (2004): 11-22.
  219. Shwartz, Ronald B., ed.  For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on Books they Love Most.  New York: Grosset/Putnam, 1999.
  220. Shearer, Kenneth D.   "The Book's Remarkable Longevity in the Face of New Communications Technologies--Past, Present and Future." The Acquisitions Librarian 25 (2001): 22-33.
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  226. Slezak, Ellen. The Book Group Book: a Thoughtful Guide to Forming and Enjoying a Stimulating Book Discussion Group. 3rd ed. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2000. 
  227. Smith, Duncan., and Suzanne Mahmoodi.  Talking with Readers: A Workbook for Readers’ Advisory.  Ipswich, MA: EBSCO, 2000.
  228. Smith, Duncan., and Mary K. Chelton.   "Talking with Readers: a Competency Based Approach to Readers' Advisory Service." Reference & User Services Quarterly 40(2) (Winter 2000): 135-142. 
  229. Smith, Myron J., and Terry White. Cloak and Dagger Fiction: an Annotated Guide to Spy Thrillers. 3rd ed. Westport. CT: Greenwood, 1995. 
  230. Smith, Sharron., and Maureen O'Connor. Canadian Fiction: a Guide to Reading Interests. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2005. 
  231. Snodgrass, Mary Ellen.  Encyclopedia of Frontier Literature.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  232. Spratford, Becky Siegel., and Tammy Hennigh Clausen. The Horror Readers' Advisory: the Librarian's Guide to Vampires, Killer Tomatoes, and Haunted Houses. Chicago: ALA, 2004.
  233. Stapleford, Brian.  A to Z of Science Fiction.  Scarecrow, 2005.
  234. Stevens, Jen., and Dorothea Salo. Fantasy Authors: a Research Guide. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.
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  244. Trott, Barry.   “Building on a Firm Foundation: Readers’ Advisory Over the Next 25 Years.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly 48(2) (Winter 2008): 132-135.
  245. Trott, Barry. Read on...Crime Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 
  246. Twentieth-Century Western Writers. Detroit, MI: St. James, 1991. 
  247. Usherwood, Bob., and Jackie Toyne.  “Reading the Warning Signs: Library Book Reading Research.”  Public Library Journal 15 (4) (Winter 2000): 112-114.
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  250. VanMeter, Vandelia.  America in Historical Fiction: A Bibliographic Guide.  Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1997.
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  255. Walker, Barbara J.  Developing Christian Fiction Collections for Children and Adults: Selection Criteria and Core Collection.  New York: Neal-Schuman, 1998.
  256. Walker, Barbara J. The Librarian's Guide to Developing Christian Fiction for Adults. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2005.
  257. Walton, Priscilla L., and Manina Jones.  Detective Agency:  Women Rewriting the Hard-Boiled Tradition.  University of California Press, 1999.
  258. Watson, Dana.   “Time to Turn the Page: Library Education for Readers’ Advisory Services.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly 40(2) (Winter 2000): 143-44.
  259. Watson, Noelle. Twentieth-Century Science Fiction Writers. 3rd ed. Detroit: St. James, 1994. 
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  266. Wyatt, Neal.  “An RA Big Think.”  Library Journal  132(12) (July 1, 2007): 40-43.
  267. Wyatt, Neal.  “Exploring Nonfiction.”  Library Journal 132(3) (February. 15, 2007): 32-35.
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  269. Wyatt, Neal.  “Reading Maps Remake RA: Re-create a Book’s Entire Universe Online and Transform Readers’ Advisory.”  Library Journal 131(18) (November 1, 2006): 38-42.
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Valerie Osborne
Northeastern Maine Library District
RA/July 2009