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Edmonton Public Library Book Lists
A wonderful collection of genre booklists
By genre, character, setting, subject etc.
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Readalike site from Hennepin County Library
Users of this site make and share lists of books on
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Canadian book club resource
Book Clubs Resource
Links to several reading guide resources
A unique way to share and discuss your books globally
Oprah's Book Club
Discussion questions, author info for past and current selections
Reading Group Choices
Selections, tips, and reading guides
Over 1500 discussion guides, advice, ideas and a newsletter
Strathcona County Library Book Clubs
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Book EventsFreedom to Read Week
Annual Canadian celebration of intellectual freedom & the right to read
Edmonton/Fort McMurray literary festival
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Canadian Literature online
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Author Yellow Pages
Searchable directory of author websites
Barnes & Noble Meet the Writers
Browse facts & bios, writers A-Z, by genre, & awards
Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award
Best first novel in English by a Canadian citizen or resident
Best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English
Governor General's Literary Awards
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The Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Best contemporary novel of the year from a Commonwealth citizen
Nobel Prize in Literature
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Orange Prize for Fiction
Best full-length novel by a female author in the English language
Costa Book Awards (formerly Whitbread)
Most enjoyable first novel, novel, biography, poetry & children’s book by a citizen of the UK or Ireland
Arthur Ellis Awards
Best Canadian crime novel, true crime book, crime book in French, etc.
Edgar Allan Poe Awards
Best mystery novel, fact crime book, critical biographical book, etc.
The Hugo Award
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Best science fiction & fantasy novel, novella, short story, script, etc.
Prix AURORA Awards
Best Canadian science fiction & fantasy long- & short-form works in English & French, fan achievement, etc.
Best traditional, paranormal, inspirational, historical, etc., romance