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Looking for more books by your favorite author, or want to find similar authors? On hold for the newest bestseller and need something to read while you wait? Not sure of the next book in the series you're reading? Found a book you love and want more books like it? Then try NoveList Plus, the online readers' resource that helps you uncover your next great read, whether it's fiction or nonfiction.

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NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction for young readers and listeners. Includes picture book extenders, book discussion guides, book talks, award winners, Lexile reading levels, & more!

Staff Picks

Fiction Reading Lists

African American Inspirational Fiction
African American Romance & Erotica
African Americans in Literature
Books that Bite: Vampire Fiction
Erotic Fiction
Ghost Stories
Graphic Novels
Holiday Books
If You Like Downton Abbey
If You Like The Hunger Games
Monster Mashups
Read Dangerously: Challenged & Banned Books
The Reading List: Outstanding Genre Fiction
Scandinavian Crime Fiction
Steampunk Picks
Urban Fiction

Nonfiction Lists

African Americans in Arts & Entertainment
African Americans in Literature
African Americans in the Sciences
African Americans in Sports
Career Development
Career Overviews
Container Gardening
Detectives Who Served: Military Veterans in Mysteries & Thrillers
Genealogy Resources
Haunted Reads
Job Searching Resources
If You Like Downton Abbey
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
Spotlight on Black History
Starting and Operating a Business
Go for the Gold: Olympic Materials
Resumes and Cover Letters
True Life: Street Tales
Veterans' Memoirs
Information for Veterans and their Families

Books & Reading Web Sites


Based on the Book Books that have been made into movies
Book Awards
Book Reporter
Book Riot
Digital Librarian: Books and Reading
Indiana Center for the Book
The Millions
What's Next Books in series database created by Kent District Library

Book Clubs

Booklist Reader
Book Movement Lists of best discussion books based on ratings and comments from thousands of clubs
National Reading Group Month
NoveList - Includes nearly 1,000 book discussion guides. Log in with your library card number.
Reading Group Choices
Reading Group Guides

Book Reviews

Bookmarks Magazine
Chicago Tribune Books
Kirkus Reviews
Los Angeles Review of Books
Los Angeles Times
New York Review of Books
New York Times Book Reviews & Best Sellers Lists
Washington Post Book World


Axis 360 ebooksAxis 360 eBooks
Find popular fiction, non-fiction, and picture books for children, teens, and adults! Download ebooks to your computer, smartphone, tablet, ereader, or other device (please see list of support devices). Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN.

Baen Free Library Science fiction/fantasy
Digital Book Index Links to more than 165,000 full-text ebooks
eBook Collection on EBSCOhost Over 15,000 books that can be read online; available through INSPIRE
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Nonfiction and reference books that library members can read online
Google Books
Hobbies & Crafts books/chapters - from Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Home Improvement books/chapters - from Home Improvement Reference Center
Online Books Page Searchable index for books available online
Page By Page Books Complete classic books that can be read for free
Project Gutenberg Over 36,000 free ebooks

Genre Sites & Resourcse

General Fiction
Fantastic Fiction
Man Booker Prize
National Book Awards
Nobel Prize in Literature
Pulitzer Prizes

Audies Award
AudioFile Magazine
The Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration award
Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children or young adults

Christian Fiction
Carol Awards
Christy Awards
Christian Fiction Blog
Christian Fiction Online Magazine
ECPA Christian Book Awards
Faithful Reader
Family Fiction
Fiction Finder
Inspy Awards

Books'n Bytes Mystery, science fiction, and fantasy
Crime Fiction Awards
Crime Thru Time - Historical mysteries
International Noir Fiction
Mystery Fanfare
Mystery Readers International
Rap Sheet
Reviewing the Evidence
Stop, You're Killing Me
The Thrilling Detective

All About Romance
Dear Author
Popular Romance Project
RITA Awards
RT Book Reviews
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Science Fiction/Fantasy
Hugo Awards
Nebula Awards
SF Book Reviews
SF Signal
The SF Site
World Fantasy Awards

Spur Awards
Western Writers of America
Women Writing the West

Social Networks


Used, Rare, & Out-of-Print Books

AbeBooks.com Online book marketplace
Alibris Out-of-print and rare books, maps, autographs and ephemera
Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America Rare book search, member bookseller directory
BookFinder.com Book search engine/price comparison