These online services providing reading lists from your favorite genres and subjects, news about favorite authors, selections from recent books, reviews, discussion guides, and more. Most of these services offer regular e-mail delivery based on your reading interests.
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Book Lists Available Remotely
These reading lists created by our librarians include local history titles, seasonal reading recommendations, book club choices, and more.
Good Reads Available Remotely
Book reviews, information on hundreds of authors, and book lists for all ages, including best sellers and award-winning titles. Receive reviews of recommended books in your favorite genres delivered to your inbox by signing up for BookLetters email newsletter service.
NextReads Available Remotely
Remotely Choose favorite subjects and genres from more than 20 fiction and non-fiction reading lists. Lists will be sent directly to your inbox with titles linked to the library’s catalog for ease in checking availability. Frequency of lists varies from bi-monthly to monthly.
NoveListPlus Available Remotely
An EBSCO database about novels and popular nonfiction titles. Includes summaries, reviews, popularity ranking, and links to similar titles. Many different award lists and title lists by genre, theme, and series name. Book discussion guides for some titles and author read-alike articles for many popular authors.
Online Book Clubs Available Remotely
Join this service to receive a daily book excerpt by email Monday to Friday with a new book beginning every Monday. A link to an audio excerpt (Real Media format) is also available. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Business, Good News, Teen, and Mystery Book Clubs are available.
Staff Picks Available Remotely
Find lists created by our librarians and directly linked to our catalog. You’ll find many topics under these broader headings: Civil War, Literature, Local Interest, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Music.