Book Club Toolbox

web resources for book clubs

Use links on this page to help you select books for your discussion group.

Novelist Plus
(You must be a Highland Park cardholder and log-in to use this service). Use this readers' advisory tool to find a good book by topic, authors similar to your favorites, and book discussion guides.

FictionL Booklists
Book lists by theme, subject, writing style, and more. Compiled by librarians.

Reading Group Guides
Reading group guides, discussion, questions, advice and ideas.

Reading Group Choices
Book discussion suggestions, discussion questions, and discussion board.

Book club ideas, activities, suggestions, and book reviews.

Book reviews from readers and critics, book excerpts, reading group guides.

Random House Reading Group Center
Publisher's book club suggestions and guides.

Hachette Book Group Reading Group Guides
Reading group guides from Warner Books and Little, Brown & Company.

HarperCollins Reading Guides
Publisher's book club suggestions and guides.

Simon & Schuster Something to Read About Book Club Resources
Publisher's book club suggestions and guides.


need further assistance?


Talk to Information & Reader Services if you:

  • need book discussion suggestions
  • have a good title to suggest for one of our book club kits
  • know your book group selections for upcoming months and would like assistance obtaining copies

Librarians can be contacted at (847) 432-0216 ext. 270, or email us at