What Do I Read Next?: A Reader's Guide to Current Genre Fiction, 2012 Edition

  • Volume 1
  • Daniel S. Burt
  • Don D'Ammassa
  • Holly Hibner
  • Mary Kelly
  • Angie Kiesling
  • Clair Lamb
  • Kristin Ramsdell
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1414461372
  • ISBN-13: 9781414461373
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Shipping Weight: 4.25 lbs ( 1.93 kgs)
  • 760 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2009
  • © 2012 | 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

  • 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.
  • 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.


"Any librarian . . . will welcome this annual guide to current genre fiction. Even small libraries will find this volume useful." -- American Reference Books Annual


"Experts in their fields, chosen because of their experience, compile entries as well as essays preceding their respective genre sections, which discuss background and different perspectives. Entries include full bibliographic information, plot summaries, review locations, and alternative reading selections. Entries are also available online at GaleNet, which includes nonfiction and mainstream fiction. The online site is updated twice a year." --ARBA, March 2007


Table of Contents

About the Genre Experts.
Key to Genre Terms.
Award Winners.
The Year in Fantasy: 2011.
Fantasy Fiction .
The Year in Historical Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
The Year in Horror: 2011.
Horror Fiction.
New Authors, New Genres Take to the Shelves.
Inspirational Fiction.
The Mystery Genre, March 2012: Everything Old Is
New Again.
Mystery Fiction.
The Speed of Fiction.
Popular Fiction.
Romance Fiction in Review.
Popular Romances.
The Year in Science Fiction: 2011.
Science Fiction.
Series Index.
Time Period Index.
Geographic Index.
Genre Index.
Subject Index.
Character Name Index.
Character Description Index.
Author Index.
Title Index.