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Join one or more of our free book clubs. Each weekday we'll e-mail you a five-minute portion of a book. During the week you can read two or three chapters and decide if you want to check out the book. Every Monday, start a new book. Sign up today and start reading!

BookPage, a book review publication, is available in the library compliments of the Friends of Mead Public Library.

Join us on Twitter (meadlibrary) and get the latest news about events at Mead Library. Plus you'll get a tweet each weekday with a link to one of our new books. Give it a try and keep in touch!

Another online resource is BookBrowse: Your Guide to Exceptional Books. It offers some free content including excerpts, reading guides, interviews and some reviews. You may opt to purchase a full membership with many more features as well.

NoveList is your complete guide to fiction. Can't decide what to read next? Give it a try! Provided by BadgerLink.

Book Clubs/Reading Groups

Oprah’s Book Club 
Reading Group Choices
Reading Group Guides

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Book Lists

The Christy Awards – Celebrating the best in Christian fiction
Horror Writers Association
The Hugo Awards – Science Fiction’s Most Prestigious Award 
The Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels
The Nebula Awards – Annual awards by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
New York Journal of Books
New York Review of Books
New York Times Book Review

Literary Awards

The Booker Prize
Dayton Literary Peace Prize
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
The National Book Foundation
Neustadt International Prize for Literature
PEN Literary Awards
The Pulitzer Prize
Winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature