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Booklists
Click the logo above or "go" button below to browse the 135+ original booklists created by BookGuide staff, available on our site, for both fiction and non-fiction titles. Or, see the list Indexed by Genre. Also, check out the Index to Book Talk Booklists, for lists of books discussed at past booktalks at the libraries, and our Index to Lincoln Community Playhouse Booklists, for lists created to accompany LCP productions. Go to our Booklists page
Award Winners
Find out which novels have won literature's highest awards -- from science fiction's Hugo and Nebula awards, to mystery's Edgar and horror's Stoker; also including RITAs, Spurs, Pulitzers, National Book Awards, PEN/Faulkners and many more... Go to our Award Winners page
Readalikes
Looking for books similar to those by your favorite author? Take a look at these "read-alike" lists for authors (23) and specific titles (16)...you might just find a new favorite! Go to our Readalikes page
Staff Recommendations
One of our June 2014 Staff Recommendations "The comic-book industry, especially the two major mainstream publishers — DC and Marvel — is rife with "reboots", in which the creators reinvent the world in which long-standing characters exist. DC in particular, revamped their comics line around 2010. One of the new titles that grew out of their "The New 52" revamping is Justice League Dark. The Justice League itself, comprised of such colorful characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter, is well known, But, the Justice League Dark gathered a number of the anti-heroes or figures associated with the paranormal and mystic elements in the DC universe, and teamed them up to fight the kinds of supernatural menaces that "normal" superheroes were ill-equipped to deal with. Fan favorite paranormal heroes, such as J..."  [full comments]

Updated with ten (or more) new entries every month, including novels, non-fiction, audio/CD adaptations, DVDs and music-related items. Check out the October 2014 recommendations right now, submit your own review scores on our recommended titles, or browse the archive of all past Staff Recommendations, either by author/title or by reviewer!

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Customer Reviews
A new customer-reviewed title "Proof Positive is the latest in the Joe Gunther series. This series is about a small elite unit of the VBI (Vermont Bureau of Investigation)that handles special cases. The characters are well developed and seem very real. They have good relationships with each other and are dedicated police officers. I have read the complete series and have enjoyed seeing the development and g..."  [full comments]

Would you like to share your own reviews of books, CDs, DVDs, audio or video tapes, or read brief reviews from other local readers? Then stop by our Customer Reviews page, browse the existing reviews, and fill out our simple form to Submit Your Own Review! Go to the Customer Reviews page

Books, Movies and More!
Visit our new Books, Movies & More web pages, powered by BookLetters! Sign up to receive booklist newsletters in a wide variety of genres, check out the latest bestseller lists and view over 50 award-winner lists for adults and teens! Go to the BookGuides Blogs
Reader Lists
Time Magazine's Top 10 Fiction and Non-Fiction Titles of 2013
-- submitted in January by BookMan


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Do you have a short list of recommended books, recorded books, CDs or DVDs/Videos you would like to share with fellow BookGuide visitors? Then stop by our Reader Lists page, browse the lists submitted by other readers, and fill out our simple form to Submit Your Own List! Go to the Reader Lists page
Podcasts image book coverWant to listen to our weekly book review podcast -- 'Casting About? How about sitting in -- virtually -- on one of our past Books Talk book discussion groups? Then visit our Podcasts page for to sign up to receive our Podcats via RSS feed, and to browse our archive of recent and past podcast releases!

Latest Podcasts: 'Casting About Episode #54: One Book - One Lincoln Genealogy Program and Gere BooksTalk - May 13 2013 - Conventionally Speaking - with Scott C.
Go to the Podcasts page
The Writing Life - Author Interviews
Want to read some of the short author interviews that have appeared in the BookGuide Bulletin newsletter? Check out our archive here! Go to our Readalikes page
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