Book Lists & Reviews

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Book Club Kit Selections 
Genre and bestseller lists selected by library staff


Reader's advisory tool. Select by author or title read-alikes, or browse by genre.

Award Winners

Check out the latest nominees and winners of some popular awards.


Reviews & Tools

  • Novelist Plus - A database that allows readers to find fiction titles that are similar to their favourite authors or on their favourite subjects. (Requires Peterborough Library Card no. for login).Thumbs Up-Down

  • Goodreads - a social networking and book rating website. You'll also notice that Goodreads reviews are listed in our catalogue with many book records.

  • Quill & Quire is the magazine of the Canadian book trade. The print edition, published 10 times per year (monthly except for joint January/February and July/August issues), includes author profiles, news about upcoming books and developments in the Canadian industry, and reviews of new adult and children's titles. The magazine reviews around 400 new titles each year, offering the most comprehensive look at Canadian-authored books in the country.

  • Globe and Mail Books Section

  • Guardian Book Reviews (UK)

  • CBC News Books

  • Book Clubs Canada has resources for book clubs, including reviews, author information and events. 

  • Dewey Divas and Dudes - These reviewers describes themselves as: "a group of Canadian publishers’ reps based in Ontario, who book talk our favourite reads of the upcoming season to librarians and school teachers. In 2009 we received the Ontario Public Library Association's Leadership in Adult Readers' Advisory Award. We also love to recommend movies, new DVDs, restaurants, and the latest quilting or knitting shops we discover on the road. Since we read far more books than we ever have time to talk about in our presentations, we hope to use this blog to continue our recommendations, and meet other bookish travellers."

  • Library Thing lets you catalogue your books. A great way to keep track of what you have read, and want to read - and see who else has similar tastes.

  • Shelfari lets you show off your books, and keep track of your reading.