Books and Reading

Spend some time browsing the links below to find suggestions for a good book to read.  We enjoy reading just as much as you do and we'd love to talk to you about books. Stop into the library to see our displays of featured books, or talk to a librarian about what you're reading, or to get ideas on what to read next.

·         Call 712-623-6516 or click HERE to place a hold on a book or recommend a book to purchase.


                                                                                                             The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
                                                                                                             And all the sweet serenity of books.
                                                                                                                             Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)



Book Review Links:

All Readers A collection of book reviews done by readers, not professional reviewers.

BookBrowse BookBrowse recommends only the most exceptional current books, the kind you can't wait to tell friends about, and provides you with multiple reviews and hefty excerpts of each, plus in-depth author interviews, hundreds of reading guides and much else.

Bookpage The online version of the book review magazine.

Bookwire The Internet resource dedicated to new titles, new authors, and the general scoop on the book industry! Use this site to search book reviews, read about the latest releases, watch author video clips, and learn about upcoming book events.

Stop, You’re Killing Me!
A great site for finding the order of mystery series. It also includes lists of books by characters and locations. A fun site to browse.
Crime Writers in Alphabetical Order
A massive site that is just what the name describes. If you can’t find the author here, she must be very obscure!

Find links to romance writers' and readers' Web sites as well as book suggestions and series descriptions

All About Romance
The back fence for lovers of romance novels. A great site for all books romance! It includes booklists on interesting topics. Just click on Special Title Listings under Readers Choice.
Fantastic Fiction
A British site that focuses on science fiction, fantasy and horror books and authors. However, this site includes a large number of authors in other genres, listing titles and series with publishing information.