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

  • Volume 1
  • Daniel S. Burt
  • Don D'Ammassa
  • Holly Hibner
  • Mary Kelly
  • Clair Lamb
  • Kristin Ramsdell
  • Lynda Lee Schab
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1414495277
  • ISBN-13: 9781414495279
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Shipping Weight: 4.65 lbs ( 2.11 kgs)
  • 832 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2012, 2011
  • © 2014 | 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. Also available online within Books & Authors.

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.
  • Helps readers to independently choose titles of interest from those published in the last year.

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.
What Do I Read Next?.
Trends in Fantasy Fiction.
Fantasy Fiction.
The Year in Historical Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
The Decline, If Not the Fall, of Horror Fiction.
Horror Fiction.
Inspirational Fiction, Spring 2014.
Inspirational Fiction.
The Mystery Genre, April 2014: Transcending—or Expanding—the Genre.
Mystery Fiction.
Have You Read a Good Movie Lately?.
Popular Fiction.
Romance Fiction in Review.
Popular Romances.
Trends in Science Fiction Publishing.
Science Fiction.
Series Index.
Time Period Index.
Geographic Index.
Genre Index.
Subject Index.
Character Name Index.
Character Description Index.
Author Index.
Title Index.