What Do I Read Next?: A Reader’s Guide to Current Genre Fiction, 2014 Edition

  • Volume 2
  • Daniel S. Burt
  • Don D'Ammassa
  • Holly Hibner
  • Mary Kelly
  • Clair Lamb
  • Kristin Ramsdell
  • Lynda Lee Schab
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1414495285
  • ISBN-13: 9781414495286
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Shipping Weight: 4.65 lbs ( 2.11 kgs)
  • 846 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2013, 2012
  • © 2015 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



This advisory guide, published twice per year, helps readers to independently choose titles of interest from those published in the last year. Arranged by author within eight genre sections, detailed entries provide publisher and publication date, names and descriptions of characters, review citations, a brief plot summary, listings of other books by the author as well as recommended similar books by other authors and much more.

Features and Benefits

  • Indexes: Series, Geographic Setting, Time Period, Genre/Story Type, Subject, Character Name, Character Descriptor, Author, Title.
  • List of major award winners in each genre, Year in review or topical essays for each genre written by the expert authors of each genre.
  • Over 1100 new entries have been added to this edition.

What's New

  • Entries: Title, author’s name (and co-author’s, editor’s, or translator’s names), year published, publisher name and location, name of series (if applicable), story type (subgenre), subject, geographical and time settings, list of all major characters with descriptors for each, plot summary (about 200-300 words), citations to journals and magazines that have reviewed the title, list of up to five other titles by the author, list of up to five similar titles by different authors.

Table of Contents

About the Genre Experts.
Key to Genre Terms.
Award Winners.
Genre essay: "The Year 2014 in Fantasy Fiction".
Fantasy Fiction entries.
Genre essay: "The Year in Historical Fiction".
Historical Fiction entries.
Genre essay: "The Year 2014 in Horror and Supernatural Fiction".
Horror Fiction entries.
Genre essay: "Inspirational Fiction, Fall 2014".
Inspirational Fiction entries.
Genre essay: "The Mystery Genre, August 2014: When the Medium Becomes the Message".
Mystery Fiction entries.
Genre essay: "Why Young Adult Fiction Matters".
Popular Fiction entries.
Genre essay: "Romance Fiction in Review".
Popular Romance entries.
Genre essay: "The Year 2014 in Science Fiction".
Science Fiction entries.
Series Index.
Time Period Index.
Geographic Index.
Genre Index.
Subject Index.
Character Name Index.
Character Description Index.
Author Index.
Title Index.