CCLS Loves Books
Read our book blog to find out events, book news and staff picks.
Library Reads is a new monthly list highlighting library staff picks from across the country. Each month, staff read and nominate books for the list. These are forthcoming adult books, either fiction or nonfiction. The top ten books are compiled and published once a month. Find the older lists here.
NextReads is a wonderful source for book recommendations. Sign up to receive free monthly or bimonthly emails loaded with great book suggestions or simply click on the name of a newsletter to read it. Find the NextReads Archives here.
Resources for Book Lovers
Great resource for fiction and non-fiction readers. Find lists of upcoming titles, well-received books and themed booklists.
NYT bestseller lists for hardcover fiction, hardcover nonfiction, hardcover advice, children’s books, paperback trade fiction, paperback mass market fiction, paperback nonfiction and paperback advice.
PW bestseller lists for hardcover fiction, hardcover nonfiction, trade paperback, audio fiction, audio nonfiction, children’s picture books, children’s fiction books, children’s series and tie-ins, religion hardcover and religion paperback.
USA Today’s weekly list of the top 150 bestsellers. Sortable by rank, author or title.
Monthly selection of books from a network of independent bookstores across the country. Formerly known as Book Sense Picks.
Great compilation of booklists arranged by theme.
Type in the name of an author and get reading lists from the library and other readers.
Search by author, title or series to find fiction series.
A very nice how-to guide on book groups. Includes information on choosing books and developing discussion questions.
Reading Group Choices
Find suggestions for books to use in book groups as well as questions for discussions.
Find specific reading group guides or browse by genre or theme. The site also includes resources and tips for running book groups.
A blog devoted to all things related to book groups. Postings include helpful hints for book groups, suggested books for book groups and publishing news.
What to Do When There Is No Guide Available
Chester County Library System libraries offer many book groups. Search our events calendar to find a group near you.
Helpful Hints for Book Groups:
Finding book discussion questions:
Finding book reviews:
Last Modified: 3/28/14