Readers Resources

Whether you are looking for reading suggestions, information on the latest award winners, or author information, we can help. Below are some of the tried and true resources for book lovers. Please contact us for more information.

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Bestsellers and Award WinnersTop

AwardWeb

Mainly science fiction but has links to many other award sites.

Heartland Bestsellers
Indie Bestsellers
National Book Award
New York Times Bestseller List
Nobel Prize
Pulitzer Prize

BooksellersTop

BookCellar

Buy used books, CDs and videos from Fond du Lac's only used bookstore, located in the lower level of the library.

AbeBooks

New, used, out-of-print, and rare books. 

Amazon

Books, audio-books, videos, and music. 

Barnes and Noble

Books, audio-books, videos, and music.

GenresTop

Historical Fiction Network

Can search by timeline to find books about a specific era.

New Mystery Reader

Features author interviews and book reviews. Includes suspense and thrillers. 

Romance Writers of America

A website for romance writers but has lots of helpful information for romance readers.

Stop, You're Killing Me!

For mystery readers. Great for finding the order of series. 

Western Writers of America, Inc

Information on award-winning traditional Westerns as well as books about the American West in nonfiction, biography, poetry, and children's books.

HistoryTop

Seefeld Local History Room

On the 2nd floor of the FDL Public Library, this collection of more than 2,600 items is composed of materials related to the history of the City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County and nearby areas.

Literature & Book AwardsTop

NoveList (provided by BadgerLink)

Find new fiction authors and suggested titles. Browse theme-oriented book lists and awards lists. With links to related sites.

Local History & GenealogyTop

Seefeld Local History Room

On the 2nd floor of the FDL Public Library, this collection of more than 2,600 items is composed of materials related to the history of the City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County and nearby areas.

Resources for Book LoversTop

NextReads

Looking for suggestions on what to read next? Sign up for NextReads and reading lists will be sent to your e-mail inbox with new gems, bestsellers and related titles. The titles are linked to our library catalog. Each newsletter focuses on a specific book category such as mystery or biography with 3-6 annotated new titles and 3-6 other themed titles. You can sign up for one newsletter or for all.

BookBrowse

List of Read-alikes, information for starting a book club, reviews, and fun activities.

Fantastic Fiction

Can browse by author, series, coming soon, or awards. Great for suspense, romantic suspense and mystery lovers.

Literature-map

Do a search for an author and a "tag cloud" comes up. Authors that float nearest to the author that you searched are most likely to be similar. 

LitFinder

Find poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays by searching nearly a million full-text documents, literary excerpts and citations. Part of Badgerlink and available only to Wisconsin residents. 

NoveList (provided by BadgerLink)

Find new fiction authors and suggested titles. Browse theme-oriented book lists and awards lists. With links to related sites.

Overbooked

For ravenous readers. Annotated lists of non-fiction and fiction, reviews and author information. 

RT Book Reviews

Author interviews, blogs, reviews.

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