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Other Resources

Michigan Authors & Illustrators Database

A database of Michigan authors and illustrators, maintained by the Library of Michigan.

Reading Group Choices

Monthly selections of discussible books for book groups of all types.

All About Romance

A website focused on romance novel reviews, author interviews and more for romance readers. Also offers a Power Search, for users to find books by review grade, sub-genre and/or sensuality level.

Stop, You’re Killing Me!

“A website to die for… if you love mysteries”

Created for mystery/crime/thriller/suspense/spy lovers, with booklists broken down by location, historical setting, job, sub-genre, as well as author bibliographies and series listings.

Fantastic Fiction

Book information, reviews and read-a-likes.

Folger Shakespeare Library

Digital Texts from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

What’s Next

“What’s Next” helps you search for fiction books written in series.

WorldCat

Catalog of material in OCLC member libraries in the U.S. and world wide.