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

  • Volume 2
  • Daniel S. Burt
  • Don D'Ammassa
  • Holly Hibner
  • Mary Kelly
  • Angie Kiesling
  • Clair Lamb
  • Kristin Ramsdell
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1414481608
  • ISBN-13: 9781414481609
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Shipping Weight: 3.95 lbs ( 1.79 kgs)
  • 704 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2011, 2010
  • © 2013 | 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.

Table of Contents

About the Genre Experts.
Key to Genre Term.
Award Winners.
Fantasy in the Real World.
Fantasy Fiction.
The Year in Historical Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Zombies and Other Undead Beings.
Horror Fiction.
Inspirational Fiction, Fall 2012.
Inspirational Fiction.
The Mystery Genre, November 2012:
Crimes of the Heart.
Mystery Fiction.
The Speed of Fiction.
Popular Fiction.
Romance Fiction in Review.
Popular Romances.
Are Science Fiction Aliens Really Alien?
Science Fiction.
Series Index.
Time Period Index.
Geographic Index.
Genre Index.
Subject Index.
Character Name Index.
Character Description Index.
Author Index.
Title Index.