Book Club Resources


Online Resources

These are among the many book and reading-related sites accessible through the Internet that are useful for selecting books for discussion, obtaining reviews and information about authors, and for searching for background material to help lead a book group.

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Links to online resources including Biography in Content and full-text coverage of many newspapers including The New York Times.  Includes extensive periodical databases such as General Reference Center Gold and Academic OneFile.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
Author biographies, criticism, and more.

Novelist Plus
Contains over 1,200 pre-constructed booklists, book discussion guides, and provides the order of books in series. Suggests "Read-alikes" for fiction and non-fiction titles.


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Reading Group Guides
These publishers and online sites offer reading group guides:

Hachette Book Group
Harper Collins
Penguin Random House
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc
Reading Group Choices
Reading Group Guides 
Reading Group Center

Includes reviews of books and interviews with authors, and various author-related material.

Includes book reviews, author interviews and information, features on selected themes and genres and links to other sites for booklovers.

Click on "Book Discussion Center" for links to online discussion groups, publishers' guides, tips for book groups, lists of awards, bestsellers and more.

Nobel Prize
The official website of the Nobel Prize.

Review of Books
This web site compiles reviews of new books, written by  professional writers or critics.