One of the most pleasurable ways to find new books is simply to browse the shelves. Here's the trick: most fiction is found on the 4th floor of Cabell Library at call numbers that begin with P. There are thousands and thousands of books in there, so you might want to browse in a general area that sounds interesting. Class P is big, and it's worth looking through the linked PDF to get an idea of how it is arranged. If you want to go wander around for a while, here are some starting points for readers who want recent fiction and poetry in English (criticism and biographies of authors and poets):
PR3991-5990 19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900
PS991-(3390) 19th century
These electronic resources either contain the full text of works or contain links to get to the full text via Get It @ VCU.
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