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Need help finding a good book? Book club guide? Best seller list? Free eBooks?Start with some of these readers advisory links.
BSDL Librarians' Choice
Book lists by Genre
Award Winner Lists
Best Seller Lists
Reading Group Guides
BSDL Staff Picks
We recognize that each patron has different reading tastes and our staff is no exception. Click here for a listing of titles that our staff found interesting/enjoyable. This list is updated weekly, so be sure to check it often.
Reader Advisory (what should I read?)
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/ Based in the UK, this site hosts bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Great lists with "New Authors" "Coming Soon" "Most Popular", etc.
Amazon.com's Best of the month list.
http://www.booklamp.org is the home of the Book Genome Project. Similar to how Pandora.com matches music lovers to new music, BookLamp helps you find books through a computer-based analysis of written DNA. It. is. awesome.
Hennepin County Library's Bookspace. Read-a-like lists and more.
Kent District Library's What's Next page. Find what book is next in a series here. We use this site EVERY DAY!
Favorite Readers' advisory librarian, Nancy Pearl's blog, Booklust.
Early Word is a blog written by a librarian for librarians that reviews upcoming and "hot" titles. http://www.earlyword.com
Gnooks is a self-adapting community system based on the gnod engine. Discover new writers you will like, travel the map. of literature and discuss your favorite books and authors.http://www.gnooks.com
NPR Books: Genre lists, reviews, and bestseller lists.
Book Lists by Genre
http://mysterywriters.org Official website of the Mystery Writers of America.
Reading the Past A great site for historical fiction suggestions.
Romantic Times Book reviews for romance readers.
http://www.locusmag.com The Website of The Magazine of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field
http://sfawardswatch.com Science Fiction Awards Watch.
Award Winner lists
Award lists from http://www.bookspot.com Booker, Caldecott, Newberry, National Book Award, and more.
The American Library Association's Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.
Best Seller lists
Award lists from Indie Best Sellers Best seller list from teh American Booksellers Association.
New York Times Best Sellers You do not need a NYT subscription to view the bestseller lists online.
Publishers Weekly best seller lists.
Overdrive: Up North Digital Collection
Ebooks and Audiobooks available through OverDrive. Download these titles to your home computer for enjoyment, or transfer them to a portable device (Kindle, eReader, Nook, mp3 player, etc.). To get started, visit the quick start guide.
Download classic titles and borrow modern titles for free from Open Library. You can borrow up to 5 titles for 2 weeks each, either in-browser or as a PDF or ePub.
Bookbub is a free email newsletter that keeps you updated about deeply discounted and free digital books. You choose the types of books you'd like to get notified about -- with categories ranging from mysteries to cookbooks -- and bookbub sends the best deals in those genres to your inbox. You must create a free account to use this service.
An accessible online library for people with print disabilities. Free for those who qualify.
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
eBooks through MeL
The Library of Michigan has made approximately 25,000 electronic books (eBooks) available to the people of Michigan through the Web site www.mel.org on the EBSCO database. These are available through the Internet and do not require a special eBook reader device. There are mainly reference books; however, hundreds of classics are also available. Many reference books are too expensive for small libraries to purchase, but are now available via eBooks. Access to eBooks is available at the Library or from your home once you have set up an access account using a Michigan driver's license. All eBook texts are keyword searchable. Please note that this database requires a Michigan driver's license when not accessing this site at the library.
Reading Group Guides
Book Group Buzz from Booklist. Book group tips, reading lists, & lively talk of literary news from the experts at Booklist Online.
Reading Group Guides is an online community for book groups. Offers many reading group guides to help with book discussion.
Reading Group Choices will help you find the next book for your book club.
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