Library Home  


- Reader's Advisory

Best Seller Lists
Award Winners
Books in the Media
Book Discussion Guides
Book Lists & Readalikes
Genre Favorites
Science Fiction

Best Seller Lists

New York Times
USA Today
American Booksellers Association

Award Winners

Man Booker Prize
National Book Awards
National Book Critics Circle Awards
Nobel Prize in Literature
Pulitzer Prizes

Books in the Media

Early Show
Good Morning America
Today Show
It's hard to remember book titles and author names before you've had your morning coffee. Visit the web sites of the morning news programs for a recap of the books that were discussed on the shows.

Oprah's Books
Books from Oprah's television show as well as O magazine

The Book Show with Faith Middleton
Radio host Faith Middleton's book picks as posted on the website of R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT

NPR Books
Find titles featured on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition

Book Discussion Guides

Reading Group Guides
Advice for starting and running a reading group, title suggestions, and book guides with questions to initiate discussion

Bantam, Broadway, Doubleday, and Dell
Houghton Mifflin
Random House
Reading group guides created by the publishers themselves. Guides generally include author information, book synopsis, and discussion questions

Booklists & Readalikes

Fiction_L Booklists
Booklists created by librarians through Morton Grove Library's Fiction_L listserv categorized by setting, character, author and more.

If You Like...
Visit the Hennepin County Public Library site and use its search page to find good books to read. Allows readers to search for fiction titles by author or theme keyword.

A massive collection of book-related information. The coverage of starred reviews and new books makes Overbooked a valuable resource along with a listing of forthcoming books.

What's Next  
Kent District 's Library database to help you search for adult fiction series. Can be searched by title, author or series.

Genre Favorites

The author of Genreflecting, Diana Tixier Herald, reviews her recommended reads in all of the popular genres -- crime, historical fiction, romance, etc.

Mystery Reader
Find reviews, information on your favorite mystery author, and forthcoming mystery books.

Stop You're Killing Me
Designed for lovers of mystery, intrigue, and suspense books. In addition to providing a list of future and current new releases, it also offers an alphabetical index of authors and their characters, and complete bibliographies of their work.


All About Romance
Contains book reviews, reader polls, and full-length interviews with top romance authors


SF Site
Includes a mixture of book reviews, opinion pieces, author interviews, fiction excerpts, author and publisher reading lists and a variety of other features

Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collection
An index to 3,409 SF anthologies and single-author collections published before 1984, containing over 23,000 works by 3,850 authors