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BookBrowse features reviews, recommendations, readalikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and much more.

NoveList Plus is a resource that helps readers discover what to read next and includes book discussion guides and series lists.


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ArtsBeat Blog: The New York Times
Book news and opinion, interviews with writers, podcasts from The Book Review, and other special features.

Based on the Book
A compilation of over 1,450 books, novels, short stories and plays that have been made into motion pictures. From the Mid-Continent Public Library.

Fantastic Fiction
Includes bibliographies of over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books including the latest titles.

Keep track of what you've read and want to read, find series info, get recommendations, and read reviews from fellow readers. Join the IPPL group to share what you're reading and connect with other readers.

Illinois Authors
A comprehensive list of authors who have lived in Illinois or published books set in Illinois. Browse an alphabetical listing, sort by genre, or sort by audience.

NPR Books
Author interviews, book reviews, features, and bestsellers. Listen or read.

Popular Genres (Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction)

New Books and Bestsellers
Discover the latest mysteries, romances, etc., coming soon to Indian Prairie.

Locus Online
This online supplement to Locus magazine provides reviews, interviews, bestsellers, and news about science fiction and fantasy literature and films.

RT Book Reviews
This online companion to Romantic Times magazine provides over 30,000 reviews of romance novels, women's fiction, plus paranormal, mystery, and more.

Stop, You’re Killing Me!
A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. Over 4,500 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 51,000 titles), both series and non-series.

Book Discussions

Check out discussion groups at Indian Prairie and in the surrounding areas. Discover resources for your book group.