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Reading Groups - Book Discussion Resources

NoveList
Excellent in-depth discussion guides to books for adults, teens, and kids. When you enter an author's name or title NoveList will let you access any book discussion guides, read-alike lists, reviews, and will let you link to full-text magazine articles on the author.  It also has great lists of recommended reading from some of the best reader's advisory librarians.  NoveList is available online either in the Library or at home.  You will need your Verona Public Library Card number (12 digits, under the barcode) to sign in.

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Overbooked
http://overbooked.org
For further suggestions, try Overbooked, a website for "ravenous and omnivorous readers."  This site features reading selections based on outstanding book reviews in both fiction and nonfiction.  It provides annotated reading lists and is updated frequently.

Reading Group Guides
http://www.readinggroupguides.com
Book discussion questions and guides provided by the publishers. Very extensive and very current, it also provides a list of general questions to use when no guide is available.

Reading Group Choices
http://www.readinggroupchoices.com

Another good source for reading group guides. It offers chances to win books and contact information to invite an author to your discussion.

Book Movement
http://www.bookmovement.com

Another excellent site for book groups. Section on how to start a book group. Free book drawings. Registration allows use of the Essential Book Club planner. They will find discussion questions if available.

 Book Clubs and Reading Groups Resource

Book Clubs Resource
http://www.book-clubs-resource.com

Tips on starting and running a group and book discussion resources. Tie-ins with commercial book clubs such as Literary Guild and QPB.

BookBrowse
http://bookbrowse.com

Paid site.  Good tips on starting and maintaining book clubs as well as book guides and author interviews. Registration and payment are required to access all of the services.

Book Club Cookbook
http://www.bookclubcookbook.com

Maintains a list of authors who will participate in book discussion over the phone. It also features book recommendations and the chance to win books.

Book Muse
http://www.bookmuse.com

Many book discussion guides, but you must be a member to access them. Membership is free. The site also has good hints on leading discussions.
 
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