Prize in Literature
Find current Prize winners, text excerpts, video interviews, or find Nobel Laureates by year. You can even sign up for an email newsletter.
Use the timeline at the top of the page to view the winners from each year.
This InfoSoup page includes links to the above awards, but also includes additional booklists for regional book awards, notable books, genre fiction awards, and more.
These sites are free, but you may need to register to see the lists or the complete lists.
Start a book discussion group at your library or get new ideas for a group that already exists with discussion guides available at the sites listed below!
Publishing House Guides
Great resources here for libraries! Each publisher provides book club/reading guides for select titles from their house. Here are some of the best:
Book Discussion Group Support
The Morton Grove Public Library's list of online resources to support your book discussion group. Includes a link to What to Do When There's No Guide, a site that provides general discussion questions for each genre.
Sections include What is a Book Club?, Running a Book Club, Online Book Clubs, Reading Group Guides, Reading Resources, and Discount Book Clubs.
County Federated Library System Book Clubs
A nice collection of resources for people planning book discussion groups. Web resources for running a book club, discussion guides, audio author interviews, and more.
Some libraries have book discussion kits or multiple copies of books that can be used for book clubs.
Discussion Kits at Wisconsin Libraries
This list is provided on the WLA Readers Section web site. The libraries listed have agreed to loan out their multiple copies of book discussion titles to other WI public libraries to be used for their discussion groups.
Wisconsin Humanities Council
Get more info on book discussion kits available from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Their kits include 15 copies of a particular title, brochures to recruit participants and publicize the program, and discussion guides to help your group explore the readings.
A list of resources available from the Madison Public Library.
A list of kits available from the Manitowoc Public Library. Materials can be borrowed via ILL.
InfoSoup Readers' Page
What more could book lovers want? InfoSoup offers booklists, staff picks, lists of best sellers and award winners, RSS feeds of popular reviewers, and links to other wonderful book resources.
Fiction_L List of Lists
An email discussion list "devoted to reader's advisory topics such as book discussions, booktalks, collection development issues, booklists, and bibliographies, and a wide variety of other topics of interest to librarians, book discussion leaders, and others with an interest in reader's advisory."
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