Reading Group Guides
The popular internet bookstore's collection of Reading Group
Guides features lists of discussion questions for titles from
a variety of publishers. The collection
can be browsed by genre and includes nonfiction and business titles. Feature
articles present lists such as "Books for Mother-Daughter Book Groups" and "Books
for Corporate Book Groups."
The Reading Group site from BookBrowse.com. The unique feature of this site is
that excerpts are included for all featured titles, as well as reading guides,
author interviews, and other features. The site contains a wealth of information
on how to start and run a book group, and a useful guide on how to create your
own Readers Guide for a book.
Book Group USA
A collection of reading group guides from the company that acquired Time Warner
Book Group. Browse selected titles or search the complete list by title, author,
Penguin Putnam Reading Group Guides
This publisher's site offers the most comprehensive reading group guides
on over 100 titles by renowned contemporary authors such as Gabriel
Garcia Marquez, E. L. Doctorow, and Dorothy Allison. Each guide includes
literary criticism, an essay about the author, and topics and questions
for discussion. The site also includes suggestions for starting a book
Random House Reading Group
One of the best publisher's sites, Random House presents Reading Guides
for books by many of the finest contemporary writers, from Pulitzer
prizewinner Michael Chabon to Jane Smiley, Alice Walker, and other
authors popular with book groups. The collection includes classics
and nonfiction and can be browsed by author, title, or genre.
Reading Group Choices
A large collection of reading group guides searchable by author or title. They
are also published in annual volumes which can be found in the circulating collection
of the library under the call number 028.9 REA. The website includes a bulletin
board where members of book groups can share information and ideas.
The Readers Place
An online community for booklovers featuring discussions on just about
every genre of literature you can think of. Choose from medieval, 19th
century, children's, romance, mystery, poetry, and many more. This
site also includes book news, feature articles, and reviews.
Reading Group Guides.com
The best all-around site gathers into one place everything you need to start,
lead, and enjoy book discussions. Over 500 guides are available and can be browsed
by area of interest such as Gay/Lesbian, Jewish, or short stories. The new recommendations
feature is updated frequently, and the site includes interesting special features
such as essays by authors, and interviews with book groups from around the country.
Books & Literature Discussions
This site offers numerous online book discussions for a wide variety of reading
interests, frequently including participation by authors. The organization holds
an annual Bookfest gathering.
An extensive collection of reading group guides from the publisher Simon & Schuster,
including titles from The Free Press, Scribner, and Touchstone Books. The site
includes online discussion boards, and an email notification service when new
guides are added.
SparkNotes offer Study Guides that are just as useful for book discussion
groups as they are for students. Available titles cover a broad range
including contemporary classics. Free registration is required to use the site.