Find a Good Book | Resources for Book Lovers | Book Groups

Find a Good Book

  • NoveList Plus Find reading recommendations including reviews, lists, articles, and more. Use NoveList to find read-alikes in both fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. 
  • Library Reads: Library Reads is a 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: 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.
  • OverDrive: OverDrive offers free downloadable eAudiobooks and eBooks. All you need is a library card.
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Resources for Book Lovers

  • New York Times Bestseller lists: 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.
  • Publishers Weekly Bestseller lists: 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 150 Best Sellers: USA Today’s weekly list of the top 150 bestsellers. Sortable by rank, author or title.
  • Indie Next List: Monthly selection of books from a network of independent bookstores across the country. Formerly known as Book Sense Picks.
  • Library Booklists: Great compilation of booklists arranged by theme.
  • What’s Next? Books in Series from Kent District Library: Search by author, title or series to find fiction series.
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Book Groups

  • LitLovers: Find ideas for starting book clubs, reading ideas, book reviews, and reading guides.
  • Reading Group Choices: Find suggestions for books to use in book groups as well as questions for discussions.
  • Reading Group Guides: Find specific reading group guides or browse by genre or theme. The site also includes resources and tips for running book groups.
  • What to Do When There Is No Guide Available: This page from Reading Group Guides lists potential book discussion questions by genre.
  • Library Book Discussion Groups: 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:
  • Use the following search string, be sure to substitute your title: "water for elephants" "reading guide"
  • Search the publisher's website
Researching authors?
  • Try one of our databases (to access from home, you will need a CCLS library card): Literature Resource Center; Contemporary Authors
  • Search for the author's website
  • Search the publisher's website
Finding book reviews:
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