Readers Advisory Survey

Not sure what to read next?  Fill out this survey!

York County library staff will review your responses and send you a list of books and/or authors that you might enjoy.

We will do our best to meet as many of your reading preferences as possible. Please keep in mind that, the more specific you are on the survey, the more information we will have to work with.

Upon submitting this survey, library staff will get back to you within 7-10 days with a customized list. All submissions are completely confidential.

This service is for York County Public Library system patrons.  If you require immediate assistance, please visit or call the Tabb Library Reference desk (757-890-5120) during the library's regular hours.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Your York County Public Library card number:

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* 3. Demographics

Fill out as much of the following questions as you wish. Keep in mind: the more you tell us about your interests, the better the odds that we can suggest books that you might enjoy.
Genre Interests

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* 4. For each of the following genres, select the box that indicates your interests

  Not Interested OK Strong Interest
Historical Fiction
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Mysteries (Traditional)
Mysteries (Cozy)
Thrillers (Spy/Military)
Thrillers (Legal)
Action & Adventure
Westerns
Urban Fiction
Romance
Inspirational (Religious)
Horror
Young Adult
Classic Literature
Graphic Novels/Comics
Non-Fiction

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* 5. Of your selected "Strong Interest" fiction genres, please list your top 3.

Reading History

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* 6. Favorite Authors: Please list up to 5 of your favorite authors and what you've enjoyed about their work.

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* 7. Previous Reads: Please list any authors that you have read their complete series / body of work.

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* 8. Dislikes: Please list up to 5 books or authors that you have read and not enjoyed. Elaborate if possible.

Reading Preferences

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* 9. Content: For each of the following elements, indicate whether we should ignore (not consider), include, or avoid that element in making suggestions.

  Avoid Ignore (Not Consider) Include
War
Sexual Themes
Violence
Rough & Obscene Language
Religion
Additional List Factors

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* 10. Which format(s) do you prefer? Check all that apply.

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* 11. If you have used "Looking for a Great Read" previously, please note which book suggestions you liked and didn't like and why.  If you have not not used this service before, put N/A.

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* 12. Is there anything else staff should factor into our suggestions?

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