We want to help you find your next great book! If you can’t come to the library to talk to one of our helpful librarians, try one of the recommended resources below for ideas and inspiration.
- Staff Picks
See what our librarians are reading and recommending!
Find reviews, reading lists and much more. A premium resource provided by the library for our patrons.
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- Reading Group Choices
Book reviews and recommendations for book groups, as well as tips for leading a successful book discussion. (For local favorites, see our Lincolnwood Library book group selections.)
- Man Booker International Prize
The finest in global fiction.
- National Book Awards
The best of American literature.
- Pulitzer Prizes
Distinguished writing by American authors.
- Audie Awards
Distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.
- Stonewall Book Award
Works of exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.
- Edgar Awards
The best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television.
- Hugo Awards
Excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy.
- RITA Awards
Outstanding published romance novels and novellas.
- Nebula Awards
Best science fiction and fantasy published in the U.S.
- Best Books of 2016
Amazon’s Best Books of 2016 So Far | Goodreads Choice Awards – Best Books of 2016 | Kirkus Review’s Best Fiction 2016 | Library Journal’s Top 10 Books of 2016 | New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2016 | New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2016 | NPR’s Best Books of 2016
- Fantastic Fiction
The best site for series information and soon-to-be released books.
- Book Riot
A website for book lovers with articles, podcasts, videos, and blogs.
- The Millions
Book reviews, news, and lists for literary fiction fans.
- AudioFile Earphones
Monthly list of standout audiobook recordings, with preview clips.
- Library Reads
The top ten books published each month that librarians across the country love.
- LitHub Book Marks
A book review aggregator (akin to MetaCritic for movies) that averages the assessments of major review sources.
- Historical Novels
Over 5,000 historical novels, listed by time and place, including more than 600 reviews.
Horror’s #1 community on the web.
- Stop, You’re Killing Me
A website to die for…if you love mysteries.
- Romance Times Book Reviews
Timely reviews of romance novels, including sub-genres like paranormal and inspirational.
The best of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
- Western Writers of America
Literature of the West for the World.
- Comic Book Resources
The premier online comics magazine.