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BookBrowse features reviews, recommendations, readalikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and much more.

NoveList Plus is a resource that helps readers discover what to read next and includes book discussion guides and series lists.


Based on the Book
A compilation of over 1,250 books, novels, short stories and plays that have been made into motion pictures. From the Mid-Continent Public Library.

Current Picks
Get book recommendations from the staff at Indian Prairie. Also find links to other reviews, author interviews, and book discussion guides.

Fantastic Fiction
Includes bibliographies of over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books including the latest titles.

Keep track of the series you love. Get notified when the next book comes out. Connect with other readers and get recommendations based on what you read.

Paper Cuts: A Blog About Books - New York Times
Paper cuts is a blog about books and other forms of printed matter, written by the editors of The Book Review. Look here for book news and opinion, interviews with writers, regular raids on The Book Review's archives, and other special features.

Read-Alikes & More
Read-alikes for popular authors, plus lists by genre and location (created by the Boone County Public Library).

What's Next
Helps you find books in a series. Search by author, title, or series title.

Book Discussions

Check out discussion groups at Indian Prairie and in the surrounding areas.

Amazon Book Clubs
Browse for titles, get summaries of the books and a list of discussion questions.

Book Group Buzz: A Booklist Blog
Find book group tips, reading lists, suggested books, author sites, and more.

Current Picks
Get book recommendations from the staff at Indian Prairie. Also find links to other reviews, author interviews and book discussion guides.
Find popular book club books, reviews, reading guides, plus tips on how to start a group, discuss a book, and generic discussion questions (helpful for those books without a reading guide).

Oprah’s Book Club
Browse the titles in Oprah’s Book list and get discussion ideas.

Reading Group Center
Includes reading recommendations, tips, and cheat sheets. Reading group guides here are for the Random House imprints, Vintage and Anchor.

Reading Group Choices
Fun, comprehensive reading group site with hundreds of guides and recommendations, plus news.

Reading Group Guides
Visit this online community for reading groups to discover good discussion titles, tips for book clubs, and sign up for a monthly newsletter.

Popular Genres (Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction)

New Books and Bestsellers
To discover upcoming mysteries, romances, etc., view the lists of bookletters for the genre of your choice.

The Cozy Library
Find cozy mysteries, fiction, and nonfiction, plus links to other websites, blogs, and more.

Locus Online
This online supplement to Locus magazine, provides reviews, interviews, bestsellers and news about science fiction and fantasy literature and films.

The Romance Reader
Hundreds of reviews of current romantic fiction, divided into categories such as: historical, contemporary, time travel, suspense and others.

Romantic Times BOOK Reviews
This online companion to Romantic Times magazine provides over 30,000 reviews of romance novels, women's fiction, paranormal romances and other categories. The "Resources" tab offers additional web sites as well as tips for writing romance novels.

Stop, You’re Killing Me!
A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. Over 3,700 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 41,000 titles), both series and non-series.

Social Networking Sites

Goodreads | LibraryThing | Shelfari
These sites allow you to create virtual shelves of books you've read or want to read. You can rate the books and/or write a review. Your shelves can be shared with friends to discover what they are reading or you can keep your lists private. Registration is free and you need an email address to participate. Goodreads and Shelfari offer free unlimited access; LibraryThing charges a fee after you have added 200 books to your library.