Book Recommendations and Reviews

Do you have a book to recommend?

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If you have a  favorite book, share it with us!

Book Sketches

review by Kathy Beaird

Prior Reviews
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, review by Janice Prindle
City on Fire, review by Deeya Pavelle

What's on your nightstand?

What's on your nightstand?

The Nightstanders meet monthly except July-August.
To join the group contact Kathy Beaird.

See what the group recommends for you this month:

November 2017

September 2017

May 2017

January 2017

October 2016

September 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

January 2015

Resources for Readers

Bookbrowse -The online magazine for book lovers and book clubbers. "The very best books entertain, uplift and educate. They enfold us in their world, giving us a window into the lives of others or a mirror to reflect on ourselves."

Resources for Spotting Trends

Bookpage-a monthly book review publication distributed to more than 450,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries.
Bookmarks Magazine- a weekly summary of book reviews, highlighting the best works of classic authors, polling experts on non-fiction recommendations, and uncovering everyday readers’ favorite books.
Book Reporter-thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week.
Cindy Orr's Reader's Advisory Rundown blog-blog for readers' advisors and bibliophiles who work with readers. You'll find essential news, tips, fun stuff, and a community for exploring RA issues.
Daily Beast- the magazine's book section
Indie Picks-The Indie Next List, drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells, epitomizes the heart and soul of passionate bookselling. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem.

Books in the Media:

Books on the Air- books reviewed on radio and television
Entertainment Weekly-the magazine's book section
Movies Based on the book-a compilation of over 1,450 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures. Utilizing the Internet Movie Database as the authority, all movies in this collection have been released as feature-length films in the United States, in English, since 1980.
NPR-books discussed on National Public Radio
USA Today-the daily newspaper's book section


NY Review of Books-
NY Times Book Review-
Review of Books-All published reviews including Christian Science Monitor, NY Times, etc.-
Library Journal-
Booklist-More than 160,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association
Publisher’s Weekly-

Resources for Book Club Discussions

LitLovers- "A well-read, online community"
Reading Group Guides- "An online community for reading groups"

Check out these links for more recommendations…