Tolkien, Fantasy, SciFi, mythology - any and all books of wonder! Virtual ale & warm lively chat - join us in LibraryThing's best pub! This group is known as one of the busiest and most welcoming…
For fans of SF, Sci-Fi, Scifi and any other abbreviation you can think of!
For all of you who enjoy a good thriller, a mystery story, bloody or not :o) To share opinions and get to know new authors! I'm thinking James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, Ruth Rendell, Ed McBain,…
For readers of young adult (YA) literature of all ages!
For Fans of Fantasy fiction The Link is for the Fantasy Favorites Mailing list on Yahoo, a place where several of the members talk books.
We are discussing historical, contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, chick lit,... romance novels and everything else that takes our fancy. Please note: If you would like to promote or point out contests…
For those that love to delve into the past and get lost in a saga about a past era.
Devoted to those who enjoy reading non-fiction, even when they don't have to.
"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere." ---Jean Rhys This group is for readers who, for whatever reason, endeavor to…
There's a time and a place for badly-written populist mind-candy. This is neither. It is, however, the place to appreciate good writing - both past and present, genre or non-genre. No deathless…
From 100 Bullets and Akira via DC and Judge Dredd, to Marvel through the Phantom and Tintin to Zot and all other things with pictures and words.
For children's fiction readers of all ages. Talk about what you like and what you hate.
Discussion focuses on the unique group of writers who created horror and dark fantasy fiction for Weird Tales, Unknown, Astounding, and other pulp magazines. Included are such leading lights as…
For readers of books set in Asia, or Asian Related, Asian writers, Asian American writers, Asian Culture. Contemporary and Historical Fiction, Travel, Travel Musings, Arts & Culture, and History.…
For devotees of the horror genre and all things from the dark side of literature. Vampires and werewolves and demons... Oh My!
There are simply some times when you can't use your hands to turn pages. When you get tired of trying to drive, knit, and cook while turning pages with your feet, you turn to the audiobook.
Are you a fool for poetry? It is an art and a craft, and it requires a daring foolishness to write and appreciate. You've got good company!
For those of us who like reading and discussing the classics.
Blessèd be thine hands, for they are unclean! At every joint lie secret sins unseen, Their white nails beneath the lamp Evoke hosts stolen beneath the white shadow of the lamp, And upon thy finger,…
A place to discuss banned or challenged books and related topics (intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy issues, etc.) Please keep discussion respectful and be open to the opinions of others…
A great biography or memoir can be just as enthralling as any great work of fiction, so please tell your favorites and let's share the wealth.
A place to discuss your favorite children's book.
For all those who like to read manga and watch anime. Welcome to all new members, I hope that you'll enjoy the group. Please, feel free to join in a conversation or start your own. I'd definitely…
For fans of British & Irish crime fiction in all its many guises - Ian Rankin, Lindsey Davis, P.D. James, Dorothy L. Sayers, Georgette Heyer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and many many more. We include…
This group's purpose is to discuss books that are available on the Kindle and of course to just have Fun!
For everyone who is avid about English literature from all time periods. If your blood pulsates at the word "Bloomsbury" or if the name "Wickham" makes you hiss, if you can envision Pooter painting…
Group for discussion of books on World War II. All facets of the conflict are fair game. The causes of the war, military strategy, social history, the Holocaust and outcomes.
For those interested in books on books (books about books), history of the book, book culture, acquisition/ownership of books, the book as object, and such related topics... (image: Maria Friberg)
A group for people who love short stories of any style, period or genre.
If you prefer your mysteries to transport you to another time and culture, here's the group for you! We're here to discuss mysteries set in any period from the dawn of civilization to the end of…
Feminist fans of science fiction/fantasy/utopias/magic realism & all related genres ... SF is used in the broadest sense of the word: see the FSFwiki for a sense of how broadly we view it.
For readers and writers of erotica without boundaries…
For those believe the literature of the American South is worthy of deep discussion, and also for any who are interested in spending some time with those who do, welcome. Attempts to define or…
Discussion group about novels in which the world goes horribly wrong. I mean, even worse than it is.
For those who don't mind finding a body in the library as long as the blood doesn't get on the carpet...
Twisted fairy tales, adult fairy tales, or just a new retelling of an old favorite. This is the place to share your love of fairy tales in whatever form they may take.
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"for all fantastic literature - fantasy, SF, horror and all the stuff that won't fit neatly into slots" Authors like H.P Lovecraft, M John Harrison, Mervyn Peake, China Mieville. Sci-fi, Horror,…
For anyone interested in ancient and medieval manuscripts, the history of books and related subjects. Topics of interest include the Dead Sea scrolls, Egyptian papyri, Biblical manuscripts,…
Discussing fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction from Japan and about Japan.
If you are intrigued by the idea of a broken down civilization, life after the bomb or you simply fathom a more realistic scenario of an apocalyptic event without any silly rapture or fat babies with…
A group for those who read and collect books about and from the Victorian era, everything from the multi-volume diaries of Gladstone to Anne Perry mysteries. The focus, obviously, is on Britain, but…
People who enjoy books most readily accessed through the catalog lists of Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, but even more so if they are stacked in piles in barns. Genealogy, local…
Picture books are a child's first view of the world of reading. They include artwork by some of the best illustrators in the world, transporting the suburban western toddler to China, outer space,…
For any fan of the classic ghost story, as a subsection of the Horror genre. From M R James, Le Fanu, and the Golden Age classics to the present day.
From Eric Ambler to Alan Furst. The literature of espionage and the covert operative.
Vintage is - of course - loosely defined here. And series, stand-alone books, classics, pulp, girls' books, boys' books, books for babies, it's all good. :D
The place to find the scoop on how to score ARCs (and other free books) Formerly, Other Places To Get ARCS thread.
This group is for people in love with vampire fiction - whether it's romance, fantasy, sci-fi, horror or something else. Share your recommendations with the group!
Group for people who like books that are funny, fiction or non-fiction.
For the fan of noir and hardboiled mysteries, in book and film: whether you love Hammett, Chandler, Ross MacDonald and the pulp fiction they sprang from; Graham Greene's noirish entertainments (and…
Time Travel, Alternate Histories and Parallel Worlds - My favorite Science-Fiction sub-genres.
a group for manga lovers... talk among yourselves :)
Just viewed the promotional video for Amazon's new eReader. I have to admit I'd be tempted at a lower price. Has anyone actually seen one? Do you think it will be a success?
This is a forum where people who love reading paranormal fiction can talk about what they are reading, make recommendations and have chats about their favorite books!
for readers and writers of Urban Fantasy
Inspired by the Muse of History? Join us. For an initiation rite, how about each of suggest one recently read history title that we recommend to the rest?
For those who like to read books that 'talk' about books. I'm thinking about The Shadow of the Wind, The Eyre Affair, The Rule of Four, The Judas Testament...
Hey, why not. For those of us who enjoy Laurel K Hamilton, Catherine Asaro, Mercedes Lackey and others of that ilk The image is from Stephanie Pui-Mun Law its actually from a Romance Role playing…
If you think you can never have too many chick lit books in your to be read pile, then you're in the right place! Share opinions about your latest read, suggest new authors we might have missed and…
This is a group dedicated to exploring all things "steampunk". From Jules Verne to "The Difference Engine" to various roleplaying games, if you're interested in any variation on the steampunk theme,…
Do you enjoy Christian Living and self improvement books? Join this group if you like authors such as Neil Anderson, Stephen Arterburn, Henry Cloud, John Townsend, Lawrence Crabb, James Dobson,…
We hope to establish a river of Sci-Fi to be read on the way to the Sea of Understanding. Hopefully we will come to the Sea in the barks of excellence which is the current fleet of Sci-Fi masterworks…
For anyone out there who loves to read Christian Fiction. This group is for Christian Fiction Book Club Members, church Librarians, and those who just love to read good, clean, wonderful books!
How many cookbooks do you have? How many centuries do they span? This group is for people interested in culinary history, from theoretical discussions to hands on recipies and redactions.
For those who dig Arthurian texts and novels. Discuss King Arthur, Camelot, the Knights, Avalon, etc.
For people who love cookbooks-whether you use them or not!
From Charles Fort to Whitley Streiber, Yuri Gellar to James Randi, Montague Summers to Katharine Briggs, Ivan T. Sanderson to Erik von Daniken - ufology, alchemy, cryptozoology, parapsychology,…
A group for those who read (or were read) the original fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, and many more. A place to discuss our favorites, and the most depressing; along with…
For Book lovers of the Horror/Thriller genre. I'd like this to be club where we can discuss all books from the genre and pick a book monthly to read and discuss. Feel free to recommend. First book we…
For readers of mysteries written by women, especially (but not only) those featuring a female main character.
A Group to discuss Robert Jordans Fantasy series The Wheel of Time.
A group for the discussion and recommendation of slashy books, media, etc - ie those with gay and lesbian subtext and/or text
THis group is for people who like the paranormal. You know like ghosts, vampires, werewolves, ect. So if you like any of that stuff you should join!!
If you're a fan of Pierce's many series this is the group for you. Discuss whether you like Tortall of the Circle better. Which characters are your favs and much much more pertaining to Tamora Pierce…
Non-fiction about real crimes, serial killers, psychopaths, run-of-the-mill murders, and the like. Some representative authors include Ann Rule (the queen of true crime), Carlton Stowers, Carlton…
Yama nashi, ochi nashi, imi nashi. No plot, no point, no meaning. Do you have a surplus of BL manga on the bookshelf? Are you drowning under all those doujinshi? Well, the first step is admitting…
A forum for those who collect and enjoy Jewish cookbooks, cooking and food related ephemera and Jewish recipes. If you are looking for a special recipe - traditional or modern - or a particular book,…
Lookin' to trade recommendations for graphic novels and/or comic books that read like good memoirs or novels. I've recently gotten interested in the genre, and I would love to see everyone's "Best…
For fans of the works of J. Neil Schulman, L. Neil Smith and F. Paul Wilson, as well as those of Heinlein, Anderson, Vinge and others. Long live Fireball and the North American Confederacy!
A forbidding Victorian mansion, crumbling old castle or an exotic local. A young woman thrown into a situation with intrigue, danger, murder, mystery and a dash of love; these are the novels often…
Ahoy! Welcome aboard the Jolly Roger, property o' the late Captain James Hook, and very generously donated for our use by the one and only Peter Pan. Here we be devoted to the discussin' o' books o'…
Bulletin: After finishing up her last class at the New School and moving to Vermont to live with her mother, Your BaristaGirl got married! He’s a sensitive and caring man (unlike you know who) from…
60's and 70's science fiction with a more surreal, literary, and humanistic turn, more likely to look at the social sciences as well as/instead of the hard sciences for content. New Wave authors…
Thick books. Sprawling plots. Improbably named characters. Reclusive authors, and strange conspiracy theories about them. If you like writers like Thomas Pynchon, Donald Barthelme, William Gaddis,…
That would be British & Irish fiction for children, rather than fiction for British & Irish children. :-) It can be narrowed if the group proves too big or unfocused, but for the time being assume…
Collectors of Jewish-themed/Judaica books.
For anyone who loves zines as much as they love to LibraryThing. Or more, even. Have you cataloged your zine collection using LibraryThing? Do you want to? What zines do you love? What are you…
Sometimes classy, sometimes the low-end of the scale - but even before any written language existed, humans have seen the need to illustrate and depict acts of physical interactions and pleasures. It…
A place to discuss your favorite Christian Historical Fiction books and their authors. If you enjoy Catherine Palmer, Ruth Axtell Morren, Liz Curtis Higgs, Lawana Blackwell, Diane Noble, Tracie…
For fans of children and young adults books intended for a primarily girls readership. Think boarding school, ballet, horses, Meg Cabot, Paula Danziger, Chalet School . . . .
A place to discuss the category of fiction termed 'slipstream' by SF author Bruce Sterling, a kind of fiction that makes you feel very strange. See slipstream tag info. See Sterling's and Person's…
All so known as Speculative Fiction. Includes science fiction, fantasy, horror fiction, supernatural fiction, alternate history, and magic realism. Welcome all to the group of "What if?"
Romanticism, realism, naturalism, symbolism, existentialism....and everything the -isms can't capture.
This group is to discuss "the matter of Britain" -Arthurian literature and Celtic mythology in both fiction and non-fiction formats. From the well-known The Mists of Avalon to the lesser-known The…
For all "Poetry-thingers!" This group is for the general meeting of poetical minds to uncover the richness and power of poetics and poetry. Share your favorite authors, your favorite poems, or any…
If you love children's fantasy fiction and you remember a time before Potter, this group is for you. Diana Wynne Jones, Mary Wesley, Edward Eager, John Bellairs, E. Nesbit, Noel Langley, Tove…
Peering through the doors of perception, in both fiction and non. Hunter Thompson, Terrence McKenna, Samual Taylor Coleridge...
Fact or fiction or somewhere in between.
Over the years, this category of books has expanded to fill more of my home library than I ever expected. :)
If you have or are working toward a degree in classics (classical studies, classical philology, Greek, Latin), this group is for you, especially if you're interested in the history of classical…
Fans of subversive fiction from the 80s to the present. Think Brett Easton Ellis, Mary Gaitskill, Douglas Coupland, Chuck Palahniuk, Kathy Acker, Dennis Cooper, Jay McInerney, etc.
From children's classics like Calvin and Hobbes to cultural and political humor like Bloom County and Doonesbury to the largely inexplicable genius of Krazy Kat and the Far Side...A picture may be…
For classic adventuring literature. This includes books by Robert E Howard, HP Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Lord Dunsany, Edgar Rice Burroughs, HG Wells, Jules Vernes, and others of that era. Pulp…
Nostalgia is always around to tell us things aren't as good as they used to be. Society is going down the drain, the youth today has no values at all, and would you just take a look at the kind of…
For fans of the cyberpunk genre
Discuss your favourite short stories and poems by your favourite writers.
All things heavy and dark, especially music from genres such as doom metal, thrash metal, black metal, death metal, hardcore punk, darkwave, the heaviest of jazz, gothic rock, gangsta rap, etc. and…
The musty old tomes, strangely-stained manuscripts, and mass market paperbacks with dog-eared pages collected by those who know the secret histories and barely-glimpsed truths about the world, and…
For those of us who love reading about other, dead, people's lives.
Do you think Robert Sabuda is God? Does the word volvelle make you quiver? Do you wonder what all those pop-up books are doing in the children's book section (after all, you're not a child!)? Then…
Comics have been looked down on for ages for not being "proper" literature. Some focus so much on the art of comics, they forget there even is a story. And some think that comics are mere…
For anyone out there who likes to read books by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti or very similar authors. To discuss the books and authors, while enjoying Christian fiction and each other's company.
This is a group for all those dark fiction and fantasy books that are not really horror, not really pure fantasy and just don't quite sit anywhere comfortably.
This is a topic for children's books age's 6 and up ! Are your children reading the right kind of books , are they understanding what they read , do you sit down with your child and read her or him a…