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The Joy of Reading and Beyond
Resources: Books and Literature

National Book Awards finalists - 60 years of honoring great american books.

25 books to remember

Between the Lines - Check out our Reader’s Advisory Blog designed to elicit a dialog about books and reading.

Connie Martinson Talks Books - Connie Martinson Talks Books is a collection of video podcasts within the Claremont Colleges Digital Library. IT consists of 65 of Martinson's interviews with authors, conducted from 1983 through 2007:Jackie Collins to Tina Brown.

What's Next
Find the next book in a series by your favorite author.

LibraryThing - Find books that are similar to the ones you like best. A great place to find books for your book club.

Novelist -NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.

Notable Books - American Library Association's list of Notable Books.

Eight Top Mystery Blogs - Library Journal has published their list of Eight Top Mystery Blogs

Fiction Connection - Welcome to Fiction Connection! Discover titles similar to books you already enjoy.

The Online Books Page - Listing over 25,000 free books on the Web

Long Island Reads - LI Reads is an Island-wide reading initiative. Each Spring, people in Nassau and Suffolk come together to read the same book, participate in discussions of the selection, and enjoy related events in public libraries. The program takes place in April; many events take place during National Library Week.

New York Times Best Sellers List -Hard cover and paperback fiction and non-fiction.

New York State Literary Tree - The Gateway to Literary New York!

Book News - Brought to you by Publishers Weekly.

Genreflecting - A guide to reading interests in genre fiction.

Great Reading for Any Season - Ask a librarian for a copy of "Great Reading For Any Season". The professional staff of the East Islip Public Library has selected books from the past year that have been favorably reviewed and that we have read and liked.

Oprah's Book Club - Oprah's book list from the first selection to the present.

The Reader's Advisory - A committee of librarians has been formed to read, discuss, and annotate different genres for librarians to use with patrons.

Audio Books

SuffolkWave - Free Downloadable books, music and video with your library card.

Wowio.com - Free Downloadable Non-Fiction & Textbooks


Welcome to Our Book Discussion Group

All are welcome to join
The fiction group meets each month on
Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

*Please check our Librafax for time and date of the non-fiction book discussions

Below are our selections and meeting dates.
Please come in, pick up a copy of the book for the upcoming discussion and join us.
Click on the book jackets for more information about this title.


Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde
December 9

Book Jacket

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (EIA144)
by Junot Diaz
January 20

Book Jacket

by Joseph O’Neill
February 17

Book Jacket

Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout
March 17

Book Jacket

Skeletons at the Feast
by Chris Bohjalian
April 21

book jacket Lush Life
by Richard Price
Wednesday, May 19

Book Jacket

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (EIA144)
Wednesday, June 16

Book Jacket

Cutting For Stone
Abraham Verghese
Wednesday, July 21

Book Jacket

So Long, See You Tomorrow
William Maxwell
Wednesday, Aug 18

Book Jacket

The Maytrees
by Annie Dillard
Wednesday, Sept 15

Book Jacket Brooklyn
by Colm Toibin
Wednesday, Oct 20





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