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The Green Dragon

3,935 members

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…

Science Fiction Fans

6,160 members

For fans of SF, Sci-Fi, Scifi and any other abbreviation you can think of!

Crime, Thriller & Mystery

4,107 members

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,…

FantasyFans

3,855 members

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.

Romance - from historical to contemporary

3,752 members

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…

Reading Globally

1,655 members

"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…

Read YA Lit

4,068 members

For readers of young adult (YA) literature of all ages!

Historical Fiction

4,013 members

For those that love to delve into the past and get lost in a saga about a past era.

Non-Fiction Readers

3,224 members

Devoted to those who enjoy reading non-fiction, even when they don't have to.

The Weird Tradition

445 members

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…

Comics

1,177 members

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.

Children's Fiction

1,424 members

For children's fiction readers of all ages. Talk about what you like and what you hate.

Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction

1,217 members

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.…

Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night

751 members

For devotees of the horror genre and all things from the dark side of literature. Vampires and werewolves and demons... Oh My!

British & Irish Crime Fiction

526 members

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…

Geeks who love the Classics

557 members

For those of us who like reading and discussing the classics.

Cookbookers

754 members

Cookbook collectors

The Chapel of the Abyss

422 members

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,…

Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies

608 members

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.

Children's Literature

1,076 members

A place to discuss your favorite children's book.

Manga and Anime Addicts

585 members

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…

Time Travel, Alternate Histories and Parallel Worlds

435 members

Time Travel, Alternate Histories and Parallel Worlds - My favorite Science-Fiction sub-genres.

Anglophiles

459 members

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…

Second World War History

442 members

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.

Weird Fiction

584 members

"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,…

Short Stories

282 members

A group for people who love short stories of any style, period or genre.

Historical Mysteries

475 members

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 SF

449 members

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.

Dystopian novels

419 members

Discussion group about novels in which the world goes horribly wrong. I mean, even worse than it is.

Erotica

425 members

For readers and writers of erotica without boundaries…

Manga!

401 members

a group for manga lovers... talk among yourselves :)

Cozy Mysteries

402 members

For those who don't mind finding a body in the library as long as the blood doesn't get on the carpet...

Fairy Tales Retold

375 members

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.

Urban Fantasy

448 members

for readers and writers of Urban Fantasy

Doctor Who

315 members

For readers of Doctor Who related fiction

Post-apocalyptic Literature

263 members

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…

Arthurian Legends

232 members

For those who dig Arthurian texts and novels. Discuss King Arthur, Camelot, the Knights, Avalon, etc.

Fairy Tale Readers

189 members

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…

Picture books

182 members

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,…

Bookshelf of the Damned

178 members

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,…

Ghost Stories, Past and Present

166 members

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.

Spies & Spy Fiction

136 members

From Eric Ambler to Alan Furst. The literature of espionage and the covert operative.

Jewish Fiction

125 members

What with all the great Jewish writers through the centuries, lets start a discussion of Jewish Fiction. Which books are your favorites? Which writer is your favorite...Philip Roth, Saul Bellow,…

Tamora Pierce Lovers United

102 members

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…

Vintage children's and young adult books

74 members

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

Poetry Fool (Dormant)

932 members

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!

Vampire Fiction (Dormant)

744 members

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!

Humor (Dormant)

696 members

Group for people who like books that are funny, fiction or non-fiction.

Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction (Dormant)

444 members

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…

Steampunk (Dormant)

341 members

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,…

Lovers of the Paranormal (Dormant)

243 members

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!

History Readers: Clio's (Pleasure?) Palace (Dormant)

179 members

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?

SF, horror and Fantasy Romance (Dormant)

357 members

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…

Women of Mystery (Dormant)

178 members

For readers of mysteries written by women, especially (but not only) those featuring a female main character.

Chick Lit (Dormant)

340 members

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…

Christian Living Books (Dormant)

275 members

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,…

Group Reads - Sci-Fi (Dormant)

120 members

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…

Christian Fiction (Dormant)

243 members

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!

Food History (Dormant)

239 members

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.

Cookbook Collectors (Dormant)

202 members

For people who love cookbooks-whether you use them or not!

Horror Book Club (Dormant)

171 members

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…

Hall of Servants (Dormant)

66 members

A Group to discuss Robert Jordans Fantasy series The Wheel of Time.

Paranormal 999 Challenge (Dormant)

64 members

9 books in 9 different categories, all read in 2009. For an added challenge, try completing your books by 9/9/09! This group is to help you track your progress on the Paranormal 999 challenge You…

SlashThing (Dormant)

137 members

A group for the discussion and recommendation of slashy books, media, etc - ie those with gay and lesbian subtext and/or text

Books on the Paranormal (Dormant)

126 members

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!!

True Crime (Dormant)

105 members

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…

Yaoi (Dormant)

98 members

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…

Graphic Novels! (Dormant)

84 members

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…

Libertarian Science Fiction (Dormant)

90 members

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!

Gothic Romance (Dormant)

77 members

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…

Aboard the Jolly Roger (Dormant)

81 members

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'…

Anime Group (Dormant)

70 members

If you like to talk about, draw, or watch anime, join this group!

British & Irish Children's Fiction (Dormant)

114 members

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…

Once a Month Zombie Reads (Dormant)

54 members

WARNING!! Just like Zombies appearing to be alive, this group's title may be misleading! That's right we are not all about Zombies, We have many eclectic interests and are just trying to find some…

Cthulhu Mythos Homeschoolers (Dormant)

47 members

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…

poetry in translation (Dormant)

41 members

interested in dual language poetry books and comments by those who understand the original, to see how or where the translation deviates. whether poets who translate are better or worse than…

New Wave Science Fiction and Fantasy (Dormant)

146 members

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…

FemSFBookswap (Dormant)

32 members

We love Science Fiction and Fantasy and we love SF books and stories written by women. But we didn't see many women represented on the 2006 Hugo Ballot. Thinking about why this might be, we came up…

Judaica (Dormant)

107 members

Collectors of Jewish-themed/Judaica books.

Horror (Dormant)

110 members

100% horror.

Sex Between the Covers (Dormant)

103 members

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…

Girls Fiction (Dormant)

99 members

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 . . . .

Christian Historical Fiction (Dormant)

83 members

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…

Alternative Fiction (Dormant)

71 members

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?"

French literature, 19th & 20th century (Dormant)

71 members

Romanticism, realism, naturalism, symbolism, existentialism....and everything the -isms can't capture.

From Avalon to Tir Na Nog (Dormant)

79 members

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…

Slipstream (Dormant)

70 members

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…

Contemporary Fiction (Dormant)

52 members

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…

Cyberpunks (Dormant)

55 members

For fans of the cyberpunk genre

Positively Not Potter (Dormant)

50 members

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…

Poets' Corner: Librarythingers (Dormant)

58 members

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…

Altered States (Dormant)

63 members

Peering through the doors of perception, in both fiction and non. Hunter Thompson, Terrence McKenna, Samual Taylor Coleridge...

Wir Philologen (Dormant)

50 members

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…

Adventure Classics (Dormant)

54 members

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…

Cartoons (Dormant)

62 members

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…

Memoirs and autobiographies (Dormant)

60 members

Over the years, this category of books has expanded to fill more of my home library than I ever expected. :)

Blank Generation (Dormant)

64 members

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.

Vampires: Children of the Night (Dormant)

57 members

Fact or fiction or somewhere in between.

Heavy Metal (Dormant)

43 members

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…

Secret Masters (Dormant)

46 members

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…

Norse sagas (Dormant)

36 members

If you love Icelandic and other norse sagas, join up!

Inspirational Fiction (Dormant)

31 members

For those who like such authors as Francine River, Terri Blackstock, Karen Kingsbury and other excellent authors.

Presidential Literature (Dormant)

33 members

Examines, analyzes, and discusses presidental autobiographies, biographies, historical and other writings by and about presidents.

Canon (Dormant)

29 members

Is a canon desirable? Is a canon necessary? How does a canon emerge? And which books should be included? What do you think? Related Tags: Canon, Western Canon

Historical Biography (Dormant)

36 members

For those of us who love reading about other, dead, people's lives.

Literary Fiction (Dormant)

30 members

Does what it says on the label. Ideally, a forum where people can speak about non-genre fiction, regardless of when or where it was written. Fiction that treats 'the human condition', which doesn't…

RoyalReaders (Dormant)

32 members

This group is for people who love reading about royalty, past or present.

The Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti Fans Group (Dormant)

20 members

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.

Dark Fantasy (Dormant)

24 members

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.

Girl's Night Out! (Dormant)

25 members

You are invited to an open forum to chat about Chick Lit / Women's Fiction!!

Letters & diaries (Dormant)

23 members

A group for the intellectual gossip who enjoys peering into the private lives of artists by reading texts that could never be published before the author's death.

Comics are also literature (Dormant)

25 members

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…

dystopia (Dormant)

20 members

Blur(b) (Dormant)

17 members

For readers of prose poetry, flash (non-)fiction, micro (non-)fiction, poetic novels in vignettes, and anything else that blurs conventional form and genre lines, especially those works that maintain…

Biofiction (Dormant)

14 members

Biographical and autobiographical fiction is a fascinating area of writing. What's true? What's made up for dramatic purposes? What really happened to all the characters? If you read Laura Ingalls…

ISBN (Dormant)

6 members

The International Silly Beings of Nyo is a fan organization that aims to the uniting of science fiction/fantasy and anime fandom.

Pony Books (Dormant)

6 members

Ruby Ferguson, Elyne Mitchell, Judith Berrisford, Joanna Cannan and the Pullein-Thompson sisters, Mary Gervaise, Monica Edwards, Monica Dickens, Mary O'Hara, K.M. Peyton, Pat Smythe...

comics as art (Dormant)

9 members

The little dog Laughed, and other Nursery rhymes (Dormant)

5 members

As far as I know (though I could easily be wrong) there are no Groups for Nursery Rhymes. So I thought we should remedy that! Do you remember verses or parts of them from whenever? I think it would…

Child Lit Book Club (Dormant)

3 members

A group of reading aloud to children adults.

Children's Literature: Birth through Grade 6 (Dormant)

1 member

This group is created for Graduate "Reading and Literature" Class in 2014

Apocalypse Lit (Dormant)

15 members

I saw a thread on this in the YA section but no group of its own,and since I've been intrgued by it lately, I started it a group of its own. What's your favorite End of the World scenerio?

Books by the Beach (Dormant)

1 member

This women's book club meets every 2nd Thursday evening of the month in 'real life' in Jacksonville, FL to discuss fiction by authors from around the world. We discuss the novels in English, but…

CHILDREN'S BOOKS BY DENNIS RANDALL (Dormant)

1 member

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…

Canonical Literature for Each Discipline (Dormant)

1 member

This group is to discuss and recommend the canonical literature for each discipline of study. It is intended to contain non-fiction titles. It should focus on either the classics of each discipline…

Great Books of the Western World (Dormant)

12 members

Encyclopedia Britannica's version of the Western Canon. Discuss your own insights and interpretations on any of these books you have read. Learn more about this set here:…

Fredericton Science Fiction Society members (Dormant)

5 members

Members of the Fredericton Science Fiction Society (FSFS). Join the group, search the society's library and let other members easily find your personal library!

 

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