Do you enjoy reading fiction? The following resources will help you discover new authors, titles and genres. You can learn about the library-sponsored book discussion groups, check out links to great fiction websites, look at our "Staff Picks lists" and much more!
Library Book Discussion Groups
New Lenox Public Library District currently provides meeting room space and obtains books for three book clubs. These clubs are member-run and generally meet once a month. Please consider joining one or all of these clubs and start discussing, sharing and enjoying the experience of reading with a group! Get more info here
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Television and Media Book Clubs
Oprah hasn't cornered the market on book clubs! Check out some of these other television, radio and newspaper-sponsored book clubs for other reading suggestions:
There are many great online sources for learning about fiction. If you need help finding books similar to one you have already enjoyed, or would like additional reading suggestions, try some of these websites:
- Book Reviews by AllReaders (http://www.allreaders.com/)
Created by reading fanatics determined to construct the ultimate reading website. Choose from plot, theme, character, and setting options.
- Amazon (http://www.amazon.com)
Books and much, much more. View book jackets, see and submit reviews, read sample chapters and more.
- Barnes & Noble BookBrowser (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookbrowser/)
The old BookBrowser.com website has joined Barnes & Noble to offer a powerful, reader-friendly, and intuitive search engine for discovering the world of books.
- BookSpot (http://www.bookspot.com/)
Organizes the vast quantity of book-related content on the Web. Look here for bestseller lists, genres, book reviews, electronic texts, book news and more.
- Overbooked (http://www.overbooked.org/)
A librarian-maintained website designed specifically for ravenous readers. It specializes in literary and genre fiction information, including links to author web pages, various themed book lists, featured titles lists and some reviews.
- Webrary: Readerís Services: Web Sites for Book Lovers (http://www.webrary.org/rs/rslinks.html)
The Morton Grove Public Library is well-known for its Readerís Advisory Services. Hundreds of listings!
NoveList is a readers' advisory resource that assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. Starting with a favorite author or title, the reader is directed to similar authors and titles. NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children's "chapter" books, young adult titles, and books for adult readers.
NoveList K-8 contains information on fiction books for all K-8 grade levels, and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books, and young adult titles. The database is updated monthly. Make NoveList K-8 your starting place for learning about the books that you and your students need and will want to read. It's a companion database to the NoveList database for adult readers, and produced by the same staff that created NoveList.