Welcome to the “readers advisory” pages of the Lincoln City Libraries – a.k.a. our “BookGuide” pages. Here, you will find resources to assist you in finding your next great read, including Booklists (general, awards winners, readalikes), Reviews (staff recommendations, customer reviews, guest reviews, podcasts, newspaper and radio book review indexes), Newsletters (Books, Movies & More, Online Book Clubs, e-mail group lists), Book Groups and other Local Literary Activities.
Booklists (multiple themes in a general alphabetical list) ( – new additions in May)
Booklists Indexed by Genre | Book Talk Booklists ( – new additions in May) | Lincoln Community Playhouse Booklists ( – new additions in May)
If You Like… (Author and/or Title “Readalikes”)
Podcasts (also: Master Index to Podcasts available)
“Bound to Please” Book Bundles (custom book bundles — adult, teen & youth materials)
Books, Movies & More — Subscribe to any of 35+ E-mail newsletters, including “New Books on Order” and “New DVDs On Order”
The BookGuide Blog — read individual reviews throughout the month, plus additional news of interest to fans of literature
Specialized Library-related E-mail group lists (BookTalks group, Just Desserts, One Book – One Lincoln, etc.)
The Library Lineup — a quarterly guide to activities in the Lincoln City Libraries (this link goes to the current issue — March/April/May 2023 — of this print newsletter)
Recommended Websites for Readers
The Writing Life – Author Interviews
Staff Recommendations (Current Month: May 2023)
Indexes: By Reviewer | By Title
Specialized Indexes: TV-on-DVD Reviews | Agatha Christie Reviews | LGBTQ+ Reviews & Other Content | Star Trek Reviews | Star Wars reviews
Featured reviewer for May (at right): Corey G. of the Gere and South Branch Libraries
Customer Reviews | Reader Lists (from customers) | Celebrity Guest Reviews
The Lincoln Journal Star Review Index (2004-present — Updated Weekly!)
NET Radio All About Books (2012-present — Updated Weekly!)
KFOR Book Chats (2002-2018) | KZUM Book Talks (2005-2009) | KZUM That’s What She Wrote! (2016-2019)
Library Book Talks and Book Discussion Groups
National Book Clubs (Oprah, Reese’s, Masterpiece Theatre, Real Simple, etc.)
New Books on Order — regular posting with selected new additions highlighted — Updated Monthly!
New Large Type Books on Order — regular posting with selected new additions highlighted — Updated Monthly!
New DVDs — regular posting with selected new additions highlighted — Updated Monthly!
New York Times Bestsellers and Other Bestsellers Lists — Updated Weekly!
One Book One Nebraska (still active)
Mayhem in the Midlands (historical archive)
Turning the Pages of Romance (historical archive)
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Visit BookGuide‘s LibraryThing account online, for more information about many of the books you’ll find throughout the BookGuide site! Make BookGuide one of your LibraryThing friends! (3600+ titles cataloged at present, including DVDs and music CDs!)