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BCPL Staff

Book Reviews, Recommendations, and Guides from BCPL Staff

Recommended Reading Lists - Staff members select their favorite new books, along with the occasional oldie-but-goodie.

Book Picks for Juniors & Young Adults - Our booklists for middle-grade readers and teens (although adults can enjoy, too!)

Book News & Reviews - A blog from the Bullitt County Public Library. Wherein Tracy and guests read and discuss books of all sorts, from picture books to bodice rippers.

Genre Guides - Reading recommendations based on genre.

Library Pathfinders - Guides for suggested reading, browsing, and viewing on your favorite subjects and authors.

Readalikes - Discover new books and authors similar to your current favorites!

Request a Personalized Reading List

Brown Bag Book Club

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Library Book Clubs

Brown Bag Book Club - Bring your lunch, and join Gayle at Lebanon Junction Library to discuss our latest book selection.

Page Turners - Join BCPL's monthly book club for middle and high school ages to hang out with friends, discuss popular books, and discover fantastic recent releases.

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Movie and Music Guides and Recommendations

Read the Book, Watch the Movie - Monthly lists of new movies based on books, and other book/film duos of interest.

Staff Movie Picks

Staff Music Picks

Finding Books @ the Library

Alphabetical Subject Guide of Dewey Numbers (Appleton Public Library)

Check Our Catalog

Dewey Decimal in a Nutshell

General Links for Readers

a.k.a. - Find author pseudonyms and aliases.

Bestseller lists (via Yahoo!)

Bookclub @ KET

Expanded Books - Book interviews, trailers, and more.

Fantastic Fiction - British website that lists new and forthcoming releases. Also provides author bibliographies organized by series.

FictionDB - Reference site for genre fiction. Provides book synopses, time periods, awards, and review links.

Fiction_L - Morton Grove Public Library's compilation of booklists indexed by themes, character types, settings, and more.

Free Book Friday - Weekly drawing for free books, often signed.

LibraryThing BookSuggester

LitLovers - Find books, reviews, and discussion guides. You can even take free online literature courses.

Mostly Fiction Book Reviews - Recommendations, interviews, and reviews by category.

Oprah's Book Club

Paris Review: Interviews - Extensive collection of interviews with top literary figures from the 1950s through the present. Includes Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Tennessee Williams, Woody Allen, Maya Angelou, Ian McEwan, Ray Bradbury, and many, many more.

Read.gov - Author webcasts, booklists, and more to suit any taste. From The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

Reading Group Guides

Reviews of Books - Find professional reviews from publications including the New York Times, Seattle Times, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Shelfari - Social networking site for booklovers. Create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books, and join discussion groups.

Links for Genre Readers

Western Writers of America - Browse the Best Westerns lists, see awards lists, and read the online issue of Roundup.

Romantic Times - Book reviews, news, resources, message forums, and more for romance readers.

SF Signal - Interactive guide to NPR's top 100 science fiction/fantasy novels

SF Site - Exhaustive reviews, excerpts, and lists for science fiction and fantasy readers.

sffworld.com - Reviews, news, interviews, and more in all things science fiction/fantasy. Includes books, movies, games, etc.

Stop, You're Killing Me - A mystery lover's website to die for.

Movie and Music Links

All Movie Guide

All Music Guide


Internet Movie Database

Movie Review Query Engine

National Jukebox - Free streaming audio of historical recordings, including blues, classical/opera, ethnic music, jazz/ragtime, musical theater, and traditional/country music as well as a large selection of religious and spoken word recodings.

Rotten Tomatoes - Movie reviews and Tomatometer ratings.

Subzin - Searchable database of TV and film quotes.


last updated 2/7/17