Book Club Resources
The Library supports book clubs with Book Club Sets that can be borrowed for six weeks. You can also contact staff for help in finding your club's next great read or for resources to help set up and run up a new book club.
Book Club Sets for Adults (Authors A-L)
Book Club Sets (Authors M-Z)
Resources for Writers
Resources available at NWPL (in order by topic): writing fiction, writing nonfiction, finding a publisher, self-publishing
Current and Past Book Reviews
The New York Times Books: includes reviews dating back to 1981
Reading Room: A weblog from the New York Times' Sunday Book Review
Quill and Quire: reviews of Canadian books
- Borrow e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines on the NWPL eLibrary page
- some sites for free ebooks are listed at eLibrary Help FAQ
All About Romance: reviews, columns, reading lists, reader comments, awards and more
BookBrowse : book reviews by title, author, genre and more
Fantastic Fiction: great for series information
Good Reads: find book reviews and lists of books; receive personalized recommendations
LibraryThing: catalogue your own books and find out what others are reading
SF Site: The Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Book lists, interviews, author links, reviews, conventions and more
Stop You're Killing Me!: hundreds of lists of mysteries by author, series, character and more
Whichbook.net: offers choices which are not available anywhere else - mood, style, plot shape, type of main character, country the book is set in.
Book Club Sets at NWPL
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Use your NWPL library card to access these premium resources. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your telephone number.
Freading: All eBooks on Freading are always available. No more waiting lists! You can borrow up to 3 titles per week. [Login Requirements: library card & PIN]
Library2go by BCLibraries (Overdrive): Free access to over 15,000 eBooks. The new interface means faster checkout and easier reading options. [Login Requirements: library card & PIN]
NoveList: a reader's advisory tool to help you find the perfect book, including 100,000+ fiction books for all ages. [Login Requirements: library card & PIN]
OneClick Digital: choose from over 20,000 titles that you can use on computers and on many portable players. [Login Requirements: create an account with your library card, and then login with email and password]
Outlook Online: search the catalogues of British Columbia's academic and public libraries.
TumbleBooks eBooks for eKids: read stories and listen to audio books, all on your computer! [Login Requirements: library card & PIN]
TumbleReadables: an online read-along collection for elementary, middle, and high-school students. [Login Requirements: library card & PIN]