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To help you find the books you love to read!

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General Reader's Pages

Bestsellers/Booklists

Reviews

Book Clubs/Book Discussion Guides

Genres

   African American Literature

   Amish

   Gentle Reads

   Graphic Novels

   Historical Fiction

   Horror

   Mysteries

   Poetry

   Romance

   Science Fiction/Fantasy

   Westerns

   Wisconsin Authors

Read-a-likes/What Do I Read Next

Children

Teens

 

GENERAL READER'S ADVISORY PAGES

"Don't Miss Lists" from

South Central Library System

Novelist Plus  (After clicking on this link, scroll down to "Novelist Plus")

Novelist Plus is a subscription online reader's advisory tool that helps readers find new books to read based on books they've read or topic in which they are interested.

Bookpage

Bookpage is a reader's guide to selecting the best in books.  Monthly feature include interviews with favorite authors, book news, and book reviews in all categories

Good Reads

Librarything.com

A community of over 1,400,000 book lovers.  Connects you to readers who read what you do.

a.k.a.

An index of author pseudonyms

TomFolio.com Author Pseudonyms, Pseudos, Pen Name's, AKA's

Author Pronuniciations

Author Name Pronunciation Guide

Authors on the Web

Specifically focused on authors, this web site has articles about the book business, author interviews, bibliographies, links to author web sites, and reading lists

BookReporter.com

A site dedicated to book lovers and writers. Author interviews, book reviews, and reading group guides can be found here.

BookSpot

Links to book-related content on the Web, including bestseller lists, book awards and reviews, electronic tests, online booksellers, antique books, author and pubisher information, literary criticsm, book news & events, and more.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Reader's Club

NPR Books

National Public Radio's suggested reading, author interviews and recent releases.

Penguin Books

Authors, book clubs, reading guides, etc.

Reader's Advisory Link Farm

Links to reading guides, bookstores, bestsellers, read-alike lists, and more.

Waukesha Public Library Reader's Page

Skokie Public Library Reader's Page

Book Room Reviews

Family-oriented books reviewed

Non-Fiction Reader's Advisory 

RA for All

Project Gutenberg    Free ebooks

ManyBooks.net   Free ebooks

 

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BESTSELLERS/BOOKLISTS

South Central Library System's "Don't Miss" Lists

Available to South Central Library System cardholder's ONLY.

Best sellers, award winners, and things Wisconsin.

New York Times Best Seller Lists

Find out who's on their lists.

BookBytes

Books too good to put down: Non-fiction

Booklists- Read.gov   Booklists for all ages.

The List of Bests:  World Library List

Booklist Magazine

Book Reporter

All encompassing site featuring reviews, feature articles, author interviews, and reader commentaries.

Publisher's Weekly

Online version of their magazine.

Bookmarks & Annotated Book Lists

I Love Libraries:  Recommended Reading

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America

Rare and antiquarian books, maps, and prints.

abebooks.com

Difficult to find, out-of-print, or used titles are their speciality.

AddALL Used and Out of Print Books

alibris.com

Billed as the world's oldest and largest database of out-of-print, and antiquarian books.

Beagle Books

Buy & sell rare, used, and out-of-print books.

Book Finder

Searches to find new, used, rare, and out-of-print books. One stop shopping.

eHarlequin.com

For the romance reader.

HarperCollins.com

Publisher

Henry Holt

Info on authors, tour schedules, forthcoming books, etc.

Houghton Mifflin

Reading group guides, teacher's guides, audiobooks, etc.

Penguin Group

Links to author websites and webcasts.

Random House

Simon & Schuster

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REVIEWS

Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Sun-Times features book reviews which are archived for 4 weeks in their Entertainment section.

Chicago Tribune

Read reviews and see what Chicagoans are currently reading

January Magazine

A well-written and easily navigable site providing interviews, reviews, and contests.  They feature books in all areas.

Publishers Weekly

The online version of the book publishing and bookselling magazine includes weekly bestsellers lists, book reviews, and news about the corporate publishing industry.

Booklist Magazine

The number one place to find reviews of new books, plus many of their wonderful reading lists, titles for teens, and Editor's Choices from the American Library Association.

BookWire

Links to Publishers Weekly online and other literature and book-related journals, plus an extensive author tour schedule.

Shelfari Book Activity

The New York Review of Books

Midwest Book Review:  Wisconsin Bookwatch Index

AllReaders.com Book Reviews

BookReview.com

New York Times Book Reviews

Book Reviews for Parents

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library:  Non-Fiction Book Reviews

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BOOK CLUBS/BOOK DISCUSSION GUIDES

Library Journal Digital

Articles, reviews, prepub information, plus previews of upcoming issues.

Genrefluent

Diana Herald reads a book a day and collects her brief, lively reviews on this Web page, A great source for teens!

AllReaders.com

Search by any combination of over 2,00 literary criteria using their book review search engine to find precisesly the kinds of book you're looking for.

Book We Love - Staff Reviews (from the Skokie Public Library web site)

Their aim is to help patrons find books to read that are not only fulfilling, but enjoyable as well.

Book Clubs Near Madison WI

Random House Book Club Center

The Great Books Foundation  A non-profit educational organization

Book Browse: Starting a book club

Reader's Club of America

Book summaries and discussion questions for numerous books.

Booktalks Quick & Simple

Montgomery County Public Libraries Book Discussion Guides

Barnes & Noble Book Discussions and Book Clubs

Booklist Online

Book group blogs

Books on the Brain

Blog about book reviews, book clubs, etc.

Crown Publishing Group Reader's Guides

Multnomah County Library Discussion Guides

Written Voices

Brings together authors and readers.  Can participate in live chats with authors, read exclusive interviews, and more

Reading Group Choices

Tips for new book group leaders as well as 100s of selections for book group discussions.

Amazon.com Book Club

Mostly, We Eat! Book Club

BookBrowse

Starting a book club advice & tips, book discussion guides

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GENRES

Reader's Advice Genre Index

Springfield Library Genre List

Genrefluent

Get info on adult & teen genres including crime, science fiction, adventure, thrillers, romance, fantasy, horror, westerns, etc.

FictionFinder

Search for titles, genres, fictional character, imaginary place or settinig, and subject. 

Mostly Fiction

Book review blog

Best Non-fiction Books 2011

Non-Fiction/Novels World Wars

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

aalbc.com

The #1 site for African American Literature

GoOnGirl

The largest national reading organization in the U.S. for black women.

 

AMISH FICTION

Amish Fiction-Christianbook.com

AmishReader.com

 

GENTLE READS (little or no sex and violence)

Amazon.com : Gentle Reads

Skokie Public Library Gentle Reads

Daniel Boone Regional Library:  Gentle Reads

Appleton Public Library Gentle Reads

Muhlenberg County Public Libraries Gentle Reads

Gentle Reads for Teens

Salt Lake County Gentle Reads

Missoula Public Library Gentle Reads

Burlington Library Gentle Reads

Red Wing Public Library Gentle Reads

Coos Bay Public Library Gentle Reads

Brigham City Library Gentle Reads Mysteries

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GRAPHIC NOVELS

No flying No Tights

Designed for teens and people who work with them.

Comics Worth Reading

From small, independent pubishers to larger publishers like DC, CrossGen, etc.

Amazon's Graphic Novels

Graphic Novel Reporter

Internet Public Library: Teens, Graphic Novels

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

HistoricalNovels.info

Amazon.com Good Historical Fiction Books

Reading Rants Historical Fiction

Book Browse Historical Fiction

100 All-Time Best Historical Fiction Books

Good Reads Best Historical Fiction

100 All-Time-Best-Historical Fiction

Historical-Fiction.com

Reviews, News and Discussions on Historical Novels since 2007

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HORROR

List of Horror Fiction Writers

Rediscovering Horror Fiction

Buried.com

Horror Novels & Stories

Horror.net

The latest in horror fiction can be found on this colorful site designed for casual or serious readers of the genre.

Dark Echo Horror

Interview and reviews on this dark web site.

 

MYSTERIES

Cozy Mysteries

Good Reads Gentle Mysteries

Elmhurst Public Library Cozy Reads

The Mystery Reader

The Ultimate Mystery/Detective Web

Guide

Mystery Net

Overbooked.com

Mysteries and Crime

The Mystery Librarian

Topmystery.com

The 100 Best Mystery Novels of all Time

Uncommonly Good Mysteries

I Love a Good Mystery:Book Reviews

Amazon's Best Mysteries of all Time

World's Best Detective, Crime, and Murder Mystery Books

Reader's Digest Best Thriller Books of all Time

BookBrowse: The Best New Books-Book Reviews, Thrillers

Amazon.com Top Thriller Authors

Murder Mystery & Mayhem

The Poisoned Pen Home Page

Recommended reading and new mystery links

Stop-You're Killing Me!

indexes: author, character, setting, job of the series character, historical period, cross-genre and more.

Bloodstained Bookshelf

A monthly list of recent & forthcoming mysteries

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POETRY

Poets.org

Poetry, poems, bios and more

American Verse Project

Assemblance of electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920/

Poet's Corner

Activities, biorgraphies,etc.

Poetry & Literature (Library of Congress)

Poetry Foundation

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ROMANCE

Eharlequin

All About Romance

Book reviews, info on authors, message boards, and discussion lists.

The Romance Reader

Reviews of current romantic fiction, divided into categories:  historical, contemporary, time travel, fantasy, etc.  Meet new authors.

Romance Writers of America

Non-profit professional and educational association.  Info on author appearances, new book releases, a searchable database where you can locate titles based on geography, genre, or time period.

RT Book Review

For readers & writers- the trade journal of romance fiction. Book reviews.

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SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

Amazon.com Best Science Fiction

Sci-Fi Lists: Top Science Fiction

Best Science Fiction Books of the Decade (Cinefugitive)

Fantastic Fiction

Brief biographies and complete bibliographies of authors and their books. Site includes a "Coming Soon" feature which can be limited by genre.

Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Includes works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Locus Online

Award-winning journal of science fiction and fanasty has interviews, reviews and recommended reading lists.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Inc.

Links for bestseller sci/fi-fantasy lists and awards, industry news, etc.

The SF site: The Home Page for Science Fiction and Fantasy

Uchronia- The Alternative History List

Provides "what if" stories.  Search by title, author, series, anthologies, and country.

Scifan

Books & links for the science ficiton fan

The SF Site

The best in Science Fiction and Fantasy

SFF World

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Fantasy Finder

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WESTERNS

Palm Beach County Library System Reader's advisory Westerns

Oshkosh Public Library Websites for Western Readers

coolcat.org Westerns

 

Amazon.com Best Westerns

Western Fiction Review

Western Fiction Find an Author

Western Writers of America

 

WISCONSIN AUTHORS

Wisconsin Authors

Wisconsin Library Association Notable Wisconsin Authors

Select list of Wisconsin Authors

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READ-A-LIKES/WHAT DO I READ NEXT

Novelist Plus   (After clicking on this link, scroll down to "Novelist Plus")

Available to South Central Library System cardholders only

Novelist Plus is a subscription online reader's advisory tool that helps readers find new books to read based on books they've read or topic in which they are interested.

What Should I Read Next?

A database that lets you enter a title and get suggestions of books based on the recommendations of other users.

WhichBook

Search for books by genre, including happy/sad, conventional/weird, funny/serious, etc.  Each book has a reader comment, sometimes an extract, and the option to search for similar titles. 

LibraryThing Book Suggester

Enter the title of a book you like, and Library Thing will recommend a list of similar books.  Enter a title in the UnSuggester, and it will give you a list of books that are unlikely to be in your personal library.

BookBrowse Read-a-likes

Readalike.org

Boone County Public Library Read-a-likes

Anniston Library Read-a-likes

All About Romance Read-a-likes

Karin's Book Nook Read-a-likes Zombies

Good Reads

State what titles or genre you like, and they will give recommendations.

Library Booklists Adult Fiction Read-a-likes

Hennepin County Library "If You Like.." Lists

Hoover Public Library Read-a-likes

Reader's Corner:  Oprah Read-a-likes

Mengle Memorial Library read-a-likes

Your Next Read   Includes Children's Books

The SLIS Reading Group: Non-fiction

Read-a-likes for non-fiction

Accesory to Murder

If you like.... (mysteries)

Central Mississippi Regional Library System- If You Like

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CHILDREN

Novelist Plus   (Scroll down the page to Novelist)

Novelist Plus is a subscription online reader's advisory tool that helps readers find new books to read based on books they've read or topic in which they are interested.

Reading is Fundamental Literary Resources   Advice for parents about motivating kids to read, choosing good books, activity ideas, articles and resources.

Good Reads   From our library's web page:  Children's site

Bookhive

Your guide to children's literature

Juvenile Series and Sequels

Children's Literature Network  Booklists based on a variety of topics

Children's Choices Reading List   Children themselves evaluate the books and write reviews of their favorite books.

KidsRead A highly interactive site dedicated to children’s literature featuring reviews, reading lists, series information, trivia, polls, interviews, and more

New York Public Library: 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

Morton Grove Public Library's Webrary: Booklist for Kids

Kids' Reading List

Authors & Illustrators on the Web

Reading Rockets  Teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle

Barnes & Noble Browse Books by Subject

Amazon Children's Books

Book Spot for Kids

The Best Children's Books.org   Created by Teachers

ATN Reading Lists-  If you like...

Booklights read-a-likes

Sterling Municipal Library's If you enjoy...

The Reading Zones Read-a-likes

Middle School Book Review Website

Children's Book Reviews

The Children's Book Review Growing Readers

Newberry Medal Books   Books by author who has made the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Caldecott Medal Books    Most distinguished picture book for children

Worlds of Words  International Collection of Children's and Adolescent Literature

Publishers Weekly Kids Books

Your Next Read   Includes Adult & Children's Books

Scholastic Booktalks and Discussion Guides

Multnomah County Library

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Discussion Guidelines

Multnomah County Library "Talk it Up"   Book discussion groups for kids

Bookspace: Book Clubs, Children

Classics Reading lists for Middle School

Gentle Reads for Precocious Readers

Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts (gr. 5-9)

Seattle Picks:  Gentle Reads for Kids

Booklists of Children's Literature

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YOUNG ADULT (TEENS)

 

Novelist Plus   (Scroll down the page to Novelist Plus)

Novelist Plus is a subscription online reader's advisory tool that helps readers find new books to read based on books they've read or topic in which they are interested.

Juvenile Series and Sequels

Children's Choices Reading List   Young adults themselves evaluate the books and write reviews of their favorite books.

Kids' Reading List

Young Adult Books:  Book Spot

Barnes & Noble  Browse by Subject

Favorite Teenage Angst Books

Stuff for the Teen Age

New York Public Library's site for Teen Blogging

Book Spot for Kids

Amazon Books for Teens

Booklights read-a-likes

Mengle Memorial Library read-a-likes

Teen Reads

Flamingnet

Book reviews written by teens of young adult books.

Your Next Read

Book recommendations based on authors and books you alread like. 

Teen Ink Book Reviews

Librarian's Guide to Anime & Manga

No Flying No Tights

A graphic novel review website

World of Words   International collection of Adolescent Literature

Skokie Public Library:  Books & Authors, Teens

YALSA Themed Booklists

YALSA "The Hub"   Blog about Teen Books

Hennepin County Library Discussion Guides- Teen Books

Book Club Queen

Teen book reviews for a Young Adult Book Club

Barnes & Noble Book Club:

Teen Reads

Gentle Reads:  Books That Won't Make You Blush

Oshkosh Public Library Gentle Reads

GuysRead

Web-based literacy program for boys.

Onondaga County Public Library Recommended Teen Reads

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