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Helpful Sites

  • Use the Card Catalog! Each title has a "More information" tab that provides summaries, author info, critical and user reviews, and recommendations for similar titles. You can also post your own review here.
  • Use NoveList to find read-alikes, book descriptions, titles in a series, or use the Appeal Mixer. You'll also find a link to NoveList in the Quicklinks menu.
  • Use Goodreads to keep track of your personal reading, follow your friends' reading, or become friends with your favorite author.

Great Lists

Bestsellers and Award-Winners

Book Club Book Recommendations

  • Goodreads has a page devoted to helping you with your next book club pick.
  • Flashlight Worthy has recommendations for different ages and book clubs.
  • LitLovers gives you books to watch, the top 50 in the past month, and their all-time favorites.
  • Meetup is a website where you can register or join a book club in your area.

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The Core Collection

  • Browse our shelves for books with a Core Collection label.Core Collection Link
  • Download the list of our Core Collection books.