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MatchBook - Ignite Your Love of Reading!

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Did you just finish reading a book and are not sure what to read next? No problem! Take a few minutes to fill out the form below and let the library help you. You will receive a personalized list of authors and titles recommended just for you.

Unlike Amazon or Goodreads, your recommended list will be prepared by people and not by machine algorithms. Be forewarned that some of the choices may be quirky, adventurous, whimsical, or all the above.

Complete and submit your reading profile below. The more information you give us, the more we can match your tastes with books curated just for you.

 

Submit My Reading Profile


Meet the Librarians

Librarian Erin Moore

Erin

Juvenile Literature, YA Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Society & Culture

Librarian John Do

Vu

Nature, Gardening, Science, Design, Travel, Architecture, Arts

Photo of Library Assistant III Shampree Fritz

Shampree

Graphic Novels, Manga, Anime, LGBTQIA, Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy

Librarian Vanessa Gempis

Vanessa

YA Literature, Women's Fiction, Manga, Romance, Self-Development

 

Librarian Dana Sanchez

Dana

Graphic Novels, Mystery, Psychological Thrillers, Historical Fiction

Librarian Adrianne Peterson

Adrianne

Film/Cinema, Travel, Fitness, Suspense, Self-Development, Fiction

Librarian Steven Roman

Steven

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Classics, Graphic Novels, Manga, Comics

Librarian Ina Gibson

Ina

Thriller, Horror, Mystery, Dystopian, Suspense, Cooking, Crafting

 

Photo of librarian Kelly Verheyden

Kelly

Picture Books, Juvenile Fiction & Non-Fiction, Audiobooks

Photo of librarian Kristina Garcia

Kristina

Historical Mystery, Catholic/Christian Fiction, Biography

Photo of librarian Bonnie Domingoes

Bonnie

Graphic Novels, Visual Arts, Art/Architecture, Social Sciences

Photo of librarian Destiny Rivera

Destiny

LGBTQIA, Latinx & BIPOC Literature, DIY, Urban Agriculture, Gardening


Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect a response for my customized reading list?

We will try to respond to your request within one week.

Who is creating my personalized reading list?

San Diego Public Library staff with knowledge and expertize in multiple subjects will create your personalized reading list.

How many titles should I expect on my customized reading list?

We will provide around five (5) titles for you to consider and enjoy.

How will you send my customized reading list?

We will reply using the email address you provide in your request.

Will you put the books on hold for me?

We will not automatically put the books on hold for you. Once we reply with your personalized reading list, you may place holds on the items yourself using the library's catalog, or contact us at MatchBook@sandiego.gov or (619) 236-5800 and we will place holds on the items for you.

How often can I request a tailored reading list?

There’s no limit to how many times you may request a tailored list. If you’re a parent requesting a list for multiple children, please contact us at MatchBook@sandiego.gov.

Why so many questions in order to create a book list for me?

The more details about your reading preferences that we have, the more we can match your tastes with a list of books tailored just for you.

Why is the library doing this?

We believe that part of the San Diego Public Library’s mission is to foster and build communities around the love of reading. Just as our San Diego Public Library staff provides reading recommendations to library users in person and over the phone, MatchBook is our way of extending that service online.

Will my information be kept confidential?

Your reading profile and the books you request are private matters which shall be kept confidential.

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at MatchBook@sandiego.gov. For other events at the San Diego Public Library's Central Library and 35 branches, or to search for materials in the Library's catalog or to find links to numerous additional resources and programs, please visit www.SanDiegoLibrary.org, or call the Library at (619) 236-5800.