You Go, Girl

 Two more Web sites that are good book group resources:

 “Dedicated to sharing great books, news and tips with book club girls everywhere” is how the year-old Book Club Girl describes its mission.  Jennifer Hart (who works at HarperCollins) blogs about discussable books and other book-group matters, and also  provides links to reading guides, book club resources, and author sites.

At Overbooked.org, Ann Chambers Theis, Collection Management Administrator of Chesterfield County Library, provides “timely information about fiction (all genres) and readable nonfiction” in the form of lists of titles that received starred reviews from major review sources, hot new titles (based on reviews), themed book lists, and lots more. Overbooked has been online since 1994, and at the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Ann was awarded the Louis Shores-Greenwood Publishing Group Award, which recognizes “significant achievement related to a reviewing process.”

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About the Author:

Mary Ellen Quinn is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Librarianship (2014), the former editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a long-time contributing writer to Booklist.

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  1. pwilley@bcpl.net' paula says:

    I like Whichbook.net, a very unique UK resource that lets you set a batch of variables along a sliding scale (i.e. scary/safe, happy/sad, short/long) and then suggests books based on those criteria.

    Since it’s British, some of the results are not what you’d expect, an added benefit.

    Love this blog – great idea!

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