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Pearls of Book Wisdom
Nancy Pearl, Seattle super librarian, has been offering advice on what to read for many years. Nancy is a regular on NPR and the author of several books:
Book Group Resources
"A Well-Read Online Community," this site offers all sorts of information for book clubs such as reading guides, reviews, popular book club books, and even recipes!
Oprah's Book Club
Oprah Winfrey started a wildly popular book club in 1996 and disbanded it in 2011. Oprah's Book Club 2.0 started up in 2012 as a digital book group and is still going strong.
Reading Group Choices
"Selecting discussible books for reading groups since 1994. News about reading groups, book festivals, libraries, and of course, Reading Group Choices."
Online/Social Networking Reading Resources
"A good book does more than simply entertain - it leaves you mentally richer than when you started it. BookBrowse seeks out these gems from both established writers and first time authors - novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just 'page-turners', and thought-provoking non-fiction that entertains as it informs. Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free, but we save the best features for our members."
"Goodreads is the largest social network for readers in the world. A place for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more."
"LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily." You can catalog up to 200 books for free; beyond that it is "$10 for a year or $25 for a lifetime." You can also use this site as a social space as well.
"Overbooked is a website for ravenous and omnivorous readers...Providing timely information about fiction (all genres) and readable nonfiction."
Read It Forward
"At Read It Forward, we have a healthy obsession with authors, stories, and the readers who love them. We’re here to help our community of avid readers find the loves of their literary lives."
"weRead is the largest, most popular book application."
"A completely new way of choosing what to read."
Best Sellers and Other Book Lists