Recognizing that many patrons want to read quality literature, the Library makes a concerted effort to collect all award winning titles and those included on various "Best Lists." In addition, the staff of the Readers' Services Department has created many booklists on various subjects as well as a Books We Love database of over one thousand annotated book reviews.
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Author and novel readalikes
Historical fiction and nonfiction
| Location, location, location
Science fiction and fantasy
|Additional booklists are available for kids and teens.|
eSequels helps identify the books in a series. It can be searched by author, title, character, location, subject, or keyword. Each title has a short summary included.
This enormous online guide to fiction helps readers locate novels by plot characteristics and also includes summaries, book reviews, and lists of award winners. Information is searchable by author, title, subject, and genre.
Looking for books in a series or for sequels of your favorite book? This site, maintained by the Kent Public Library in Michigan, will help keep those series straight, and is searchable by author, title, or series name.
Check out this list of favorite books read last year by Skokie Public Library staff members. And, in case you missed them, it's not too late to see our Annual Staff Picks for books, films, and music from 2002 to the present!
Books We Love ...Skokie Public Library Staff Book Reviews
Created by the staff of the Readers' Services Department, this database of more than one thousand books and audiobooks includes descriptions of staff favorites as well as suggestions of similar titles and authors for further reading. You may search for books by title, author, and genre.
A Few Good Books ...nonfiction staff selections
Can you handle the truth? Do you crave real stories about real events that keep you up really late at night because you need to know what happens next? So do we. Check out our blog, The Bookshelf, as we bring you A Few Good Books – a podcast and related posts dedicated to must-read nonfiction.