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Book Lists & Reviews
Here you'll find more than 20 e-newsletters highlighting titles in specific categories. Subscribe to the categories of interest and on a regular basis you'll receive e-mail notification of new titles in those categories. And not just titles—we give you a peek at the book jacket, a brief description of each title and a direct link from the e-newsletter to the library catalog to place a hold on titles you'd like us to reserve for you. For Grayslake Library Card Holders only. Click on the icon above to get started.
A fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For Grayslake Library Card Holders only.
Includes plot summaries, synopses, articles of literary criticism, author biographies, full text from over 300 literary journals, book reviews, poems, short stories, author interviews, and images of key literary figures. For Grayslake Library Card Holders only. To access, click on EbscoHost Web and scroll to Literary Reference Center after Logging in.
The following links are free websites, the library does not subscribe to them.
Selects discussible books and suggests discussion topics for reading groups.
Helps you search for fiction books in a series.
"We have thousands of literature study guides, lesson plans, literary criticism, and a vibrant community."
A comprehensive guide to free book notes, free book summaries, literature notes, and study guides (like "cliff notes") for over 1600 books, plays, and poems.
Use these free CliffsNotes literature notes to help with your homework and tests.