Tools for Readers

Electronic Resources

Good Reads Logo Good Reads--Book reviews and recommendations
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library
Novelist Plus Logo

NoveList Plus--A database of fiction and nonfiction including

read-alikes, reviews, annotations and discussion guides

Reference Books
Literary Reference Center -- Information about authors and their works (from EBSCOhost)

Book Blogs

Book Group Buzz
Blog created by reader's advisory librarians at Booklist. How to find good books, tips for running a discussion, and reviews of authors and titles of interest.

Reader's Advisor Online
News, tips, and hottest books of the week.

Resources for Book Groups

Book Browse
Book club advice, reading guides, author interviews, author biographies, and more.

Book Movement
Book recommendations and reviews by book groups, plus discussion guides and book excerpts.

Book Page
Reviews of the latest good reads. Also available in print at the library, compliments of the Friends of the Sun Prairie Library.

Book Reporter
Reviews,coming soon, contests, blogs and newsletters.

Ideas for book clubs - recipes, reading guides, and guides for organizing and running a book group.

Reading Group Choices
Resources to enhance the book club experience. Book summaries, conversation starters, and links to videos when available.

Reading Group Guides
Over 3,000 reading group guides, searchable by author or title.

Resources for Readers

Coming Soon
Forthcoming books by popular authors. Get a jump on the holds queue for your favorites!

Fantastic Fiction
Series information for science fiction and fantasy, plus bibliographies for more than 30,000 authors and 350,000 books.

Oprah's Books
Books featured on the Oprah Show

The New York Review of Books
Book Recommendations

Library Reads
The top ten new books of the month voted on by librarians across the country

Your Next Read
Enter a book you like, and get user recommonations of similar reads.


5-Star Reads 2011

5-Star Reads 2012

5-Star Reads 2013

5-Star Reads 2014

African-American Authors

ALA Notable Videos

Book Club Picks

Culinary Memoirs

Don't Judge a Book By It's Movie

Excellent on Audio

Graphic Novels - Fiction

Graphic Novels - Non-Fiction

Green Documentaries


Inspirational Fiction



Romantic Reads

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Short and Sweet

Southern Fiction

Teen Books for Adults

True Adventure and Survival

Urban Fiction


Wisconsin Authors

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2019