It used to be that most of the series books were listed in a big thick book that I loved to get off the shelf and read through at the library. I don’t even know if that same book is still in print, but you can now find much of the same information online. Below is my list of favorite websites for finding out what comes next in a series. If I missed one you like to use, please let me know.
General Adult Fiction –
KDL (Kent District Library) What’s Next
Nebraska Library Commission Books in Series Database
Fiction DB (Added Jan. 2015)
Books in Order (Added Aug. 2016 – this one is by an individual and has lots of ads)
Fantasy Fiction –
Fantastic Fiction (from United Kingdom)
Murder Mystery –
Stop You’re Killing Me
Children’s Books –
Mid-Continent Public Library Juvenile Series and Sequels
Young Adult Books –
Bettendorf Public Library
Other Related Sites
What should I read Next?
FictFact – This website is run by volunteers and not only gives a series listing, but allows you to sign up to get e-mails when a new entry in a series you’re following is released. Registration is free and may be done either through direct registration or through social media log ins. Recommended on Iowa Lib Jan 2014.
Iowa Readers’ Advisory Round Table – Reviews and connections between books by Iowa Librarians of the Reader’s Advisory Round Table of the Iowa Library Association.
UPDATE: This is one of the top 10 all time posts that I’m reblogging. This is the newest post coming in at number 3 despite the fact that it’s much more recent than the other posts on this list, it’s not even a full year since I posted it yet. I must admit I use this post a lot myself and I think it must still be fairly complete because no one has suggested anymore additions. If you find one I’m missing please let me know.
UPDATED September 25, 2015: I updated the signature block and added some information on FicFact.
UPDATED January 21, 2016: I added the blog from the Iowa Reader’s Advisory Round Table.
UPDATED August 5, 2016: I added the Books in Order site from IowaLib.
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