HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Group tag: Books

ActivityGroups

The Green Dragon

3,992 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

6,222 members

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

What Are You Reading Now?

4,912 members

Whether it's literary fiction, fantasy, crime fiction, history, chick lit, a current bestseller or whatever, please dish about what you're reading right now and tell how you like it.

Name that Book

4,212 members

Have you forgotten the name of a book you once read? This group is here to help you find it again. Start your book search by clicking on the Post a new topic option and... (1) Enter a helpful Subject…

Hogwarts Express

2,422 members

Welcome to the Hogwarts Express, where Harry Potter fans of all ages gather to discuss the series and, well, just about anything else! If you're joining us for the first time, welcome! We love…

Crime, Thriller & Mystery

4,137 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,…

1001 Books to read before you die

3,131 members

For anyone trying to complete the set, or just for those who want to disagree with the choices made in the book by Peter Boxall.

Romance - from historical to contemporary

3,898 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…

FantasyFans

3,884 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.

Non-Fiction Readers

3,261 members

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

50 Book Challenge

2,998 members

Welcome one and all! What is 50 Book Challenge? 50 Book Challenge is a way to track and share the books you read throughout the year. Some people also choose to set personal goals to read more books,…

Folio Society devotees

1,734 members

https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees Current, past & future devotees and former members of The Folio Society who love the beauty of its books, the wisdom of its…

Historical Fiction

4,034 members

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

BookMooching

1,331 members

For BookMooch members: a purely informal group on using BookMooch, or meeting up with LTers who Mooch books, and Moochers who LibraryThing. (Image courtesy of kevinzim at Flickr, some rights…

Read YA Lit

4,099 members

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

Writer-readers

3,496 members

For those who create as well as consume. A group to share thoughts and books from a writer's perspective.

75 Books Challenge for 2010

699 members

We had a great year in 2009, and now we want to do it again in 2010! Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2010. You don't have to begin on January 1. Last…

Early Reviewers

Standing group (no members)

Note that this is a discussion group. To actually sign up for Early Reviewers make sure to fill out the sign-up page. The list of available books -- changes monthly Mark a book as unreceived, if you…

Reading Globally

1,667 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…

Literary Snobs

907 members

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…

Ancient History

2,023 members

Group for talking about ancient history, particularly Greek and Roman, but also including that of other ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern peoples.

Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple

350 members

Cookbookers

772 members

Cookbook collectors

Virago Modern Classics

598 members

A group for all of us who enjoy the wonderful Virago books. The picture shows the cover of "Frost in May", Virago's first book. Virago Modern Classics Group Wiki Visit the group Wiki where you'll…

Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night

762 members

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

Political Conservatives

623 members

Readers of conservative "classics" like The Road to Serfdom, Free to Choose, Witness, etc., or conservative "contemporaries" such as Slander, Shut Up and Sing, The Age of Reagan. Not looking to stir…

Comics

1,184 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.

Girlybooks

819 members

For people who make an effort to read books by and/or about women. Whether it's sci-fi, social sciences or literature, we support female writers and positive representations of women. (yes, male…

Poetry Fool

941 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!

Medieval Europe

1,426 members

A group for those with an interest in medieval history, art, music, literature, philosophy, theology, language, warfare - in short, any aspect of medieval culture.

Children's Fiction

1,433 members

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

Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction

1,223 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.…

All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans

753 members

If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett, then this is the group for you! Whether you're young or old, pull up a chair, hand over a banana to the Librarian and get handed a book in return. With any luck…

Legacy Libraries

678 members

A group for those interested and involved in entering the personal libraries of famous readers into LibraryThing as Legacy Libraries. For discussions of the libraries of those still among the living,…

Audiobooks

613 members

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.

Anglophiles

462 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…

Books off the Shelf Challenge

361 members

If you have books on your shelves that you have been meaning to read, but never quite get to because something new is always catching your eye, this challenge is for you. Set a target for the number…

Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill

787 members

A group "constructed" to gather the best in methods, materials, diagrams, plans, and designs for the literary lover in storing this precious commodity. DIY, y'all. Also a place to share…

List Five Books Parlour Game

247 members

Just a time-waster game to list five books suggested by a keyword posted by members. If you like it here why not take a look at the BOOK NUDGERS GROUP?

King's Dear Constant Readers

463 members

a group for fans of the work of Stephen King. Discuss his work or study references in his work to his magnum opus "The Dark Tower"-series

Graduate Students

1,285 members

For all those in that peculiar and often endless limbo known as graduate or professional school.

I Love Jane Austen

690 members

A group for devotees of Jane Austen and her wonderful works.

The Chapel of the Abyss

434 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,…

Banned Books

664 members

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…

Book Care and Repair

566 members

Discuss how to protect, repair and preserve your books.

Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies

614 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

1,087 members

A place to discuss your favorite children's book.

Freebies, Book Giveaways and Contests

569 members

Free book giveaways and blog contests we can all participate in.

Geeks who love the Classics

568 members

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

British & Irish Crime Fiction

534 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…

Travel and Exploration literature

847 members

Travel literature, Outdoor literature, Nature literature, Exploration accounts .. this is a group for discussing far off places and exotic faces.

Kindley Book Club

470 members

This group's purpose is to discuss books that are available on the Kindle and of course to just have Fun!

Short Stories

285 members

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

Monthly Author Reads

284 members

This is a group where we highlight one author a month with each month's author decided by group members' suggestions. During that month, you can read one or more books by the author or just jump in…

Second World War History

446 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.

Rare, Old or Offbeat

738 members

A group for those cursed with collector manias of all kinds. Welcome to folks who just have to buy every scrap written by obscure symbolist poets, every cheesy gothic romance with great cover art,…

New York Review Books

405 members

A group for fans of imprints of the New York Review Books. The neglected classics that are being rediscovered and republished, both the Classics and the Children's Classics. Feel free to discuss…

The Prizes

385 members

Pulitzer, Booker, Nobel, Orange, PEN-Faulkner, Booker International, Whitbread, Hugo, Edgar, Nebula, etc. A place to discuss the merits and failures of the choices made for literary prizes and…

What did YOU buy today?

390 members

A place for you to share your latest book purchases, even when they're breaking the bank.

The Globe

234 members

A Shakespeare group.

Persephone Readers

332 members

A group for all lovers of Persephone books, "reprints [of] forgotten classics by twentieth-century (mostly women) writers. Each one in our collection of seventy books is intelligent,…

National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo)

305 members

Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Join with thousands on November 1st, 2008 and the goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. Up for the challenge?

Book talk

Standing group (no members)

Catch-all for book-related conversations. There may be a more specific group for your post: Can't remember the title of a book? Name that Book is the place to go. The good folks there will be happy…

Books on Books

505 members

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)

Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts

371 members

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,…

Historical Mysteries

485 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…

Used Books

463 members

For folks who like to trawl used bookstores, Goodwill and Salvation Army and other thrift stores, yard sales, library sales, and online sources such as Ebay and Amazon Sellers for reading delights…

Dewey Decimal Challenge

163 members

Welcome one and all! The Challenge: Read a book from every Dewey Decimal category. This sounds like fun! How do I start? There's a list of the categories here. You can find the Dewey Decimal numbers…

Erotica

439 members

For readers and writers of erotica without boundaries…

Baker Street and Beyond

434 members

For lovers of the original Sherlock Holmes stories, the various modern pastiches including Laurie King's Mary Russell series, and any offshoots thereof (such as Lord Peter Wimsey!).

Dystopian novels

423 members

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

Fans of Russian authors

416 members

A group for fans of Russian literature to discuss their favorite Russian works and authors. Recommend your favorites. Not necessary to have read them in the original language. Please post your…

Deep South

416 members

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…

Cozy Mysteries

405 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

382 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.

BookCrossers

383 members

A group for BookCrossers / BookCrossing.

Go Review That Book!

189 members

This is a simple idea aimed at encouraging people to read and/or review books from their own shelves whilst adding a spicy random factor to their reading. This is how it works: 1. Jump into the…

Ebook

300 members

Online Link For Ebooks (Free Or Commercial)

African/African American Literature

288 members

The purpose of this group is to of course to share and discuss African/African American literature--both historical and contemporary books. All are invited to join.

Weird Fiction

595 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,…

Unique Library Thing Book Group

142 members

A Group to bring people together through their unique books(media). A fun group to brag, not gloat, about having a book no one else on Library Thing has cataloged. Rules to brag, not gloat, about…

US Presidents Challenge (USPC)

135 members

Reading about all the former presidents will show what has lead up to the historical events that are being made in 2009. My sister and I are both members here and have an interest in history. We…

Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World

242 members

Check out the blog post announcing the group. Some questions:How will ebooks change reading? Has it changed your reading?How fast will ebooks rise, and how high will they go? Is the paper book…

Book reviewers

230 members

Do you review books on LT or elsewhere? This is a list on the what, how and why of reviewing.

Atwoodians

217 members

For fans of Margaret Atwood's novels, short fiction, essays...and all other things Atwoodian. Share your thoughts. NOTE: This group was started in the early days of LT and who knew that most…

What the Dickens...?

209 members

This is a group for anyone interested in discussing the great 19th century English novelist, works by Dickens, biographies about him or people in his circle, critical works both contemporary and…

Middle Eastern Literature

214 members

Maps and Atlases

190 members

For those of us interested in maps, atlases, and books about cartography.

HMS Surprise

193 members

Which it's for Patrick O'Brian fans.

The Black Orchid (A Nero Wolfe Group)

178 members

For fans of Nero Wolfe and his wisecracking sidekick Archie - an alternative meeting place to the old brownstone on West 35th Street. Orchid and crime enthusiasts, gourmands, and good dancers are, of…

Council of Elrond

168 members

For anyone interested in Tolkien books to discuss, enjoy and even debate perennial questions like 'Did elves have wings?', 'Did Tom Bombadil have pointy ears?' and 'Who is the Balrog?'.

Bestsellers over the Years

95 members

I want to see how old fiction bestsellers have stood the test of time in the past 60 years or so. I will enter the ten bestsellers from a selected year and then look up to see how many are owned…

Jim Butcher

152 members

A group for fans of Jim's work to talk about him and his collected works. Including his series the Dresden Files starring Harry Dresden, and Codex Alera.

Trollope lovers unite or fight

143 members

This group is for Anthony Trollope fans to discuss their favorite books, their favorite and un-favorite characters, and their views on his style, his attitudes toward women , jews and foreigners…

Doctor Who

315 members

For readers of Doctor Who related fiction

Someone explain it to me...

130 members

Maybe the book has been recommended to you over and over again. Or it's a classic. But every time you try to read it, it bores you, angers you, or fails to capture your interest. Luckily, there's…

Japanese Literature

273 members

Discussing fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction from Japan and about Japan.

Outlander: Gabaldon's series about Jamie and Claire

249 members

This is a forum for fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series which includes the books: Outlander/Cross Stich, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, and A Breath of Snow and…

The Drones Club (all things P.G. Wodehouse)

254 members

Aunts, cow creamers, Drones, policemen's helmets, prize pigs, and whatsits.

The Hellfire Club

58 members

All-sin-sheltering grove.

William Faulkner and his Literary Kin

98 members

Created as an offshoot of Le Salon Litteraire du Peuple pour le Peuple, this group's current raison d'être is the discussion of all things related to William Faulkner---his work, his life, his…

Victoriana

222 members

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…

All Books Africa

197 members

A group for people that like to read about Africa. Fiction, travel, history, or other material centered on Africa, from Egypt to South Africa, Senegal to Kenya

Picture books

186 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,…

Antiquarian Books

188 members

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…

Byzantinistik

165 members

A group for those interested in the history, culture, religion, art, science, economics and politics of Byzantium and the Byzantine Empire. Common Tags: Byzantium, Byzantine, Constantinople Other Key…

Barbara Pym

109 members

Finally, a place on LT where devoted fans can gather to laud the wonderful Barbara Pym!

Book Listers UNITE!

69 members

How many book lists are there floating around out there? The "1001 list" tells us we're literary failures, the "banned book" list tells us we're rebels, and now there's the "EW 100 New Classics"…

Cover Art

33 members

For those interested in identifying & listing the cover artists for SF/F, Mystery, and other books, and in discussing the art.

poetry in translation

42 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…

Snooping through Shelves of Fictional Characters

26 members

Do you often wonder what the reading lists or libraries of certain fictional bookworms might be? Would you like to recommend books to your favorite or current-reading fictional characters (whether…

501 Must-Read Books

12 members

A group devoted to the work edited by Emma Beare and cited here: http://www.librarything.com/work/1888246 Here is a link to the list of 501 must-read books. This volume is categorized into sections…

Friends of Jack (C.S. Lewis)

117 members

For those who enjoy the work of C.S. Lewis.

Bookspotting

18 members

spot any good books lately? Post about the books you see others reading, or books you notice being used as props in movies, or books just found randomly laying around.

2018 Books

5 members

How many books will you read in 2018. The long and short of it: Are you reading? We want to hear about it! :)

2017 Books

5 members

To see how many books you can read in the year 2017. The long and short of it: Are you reading? We want to hear about it! :)

Book Discussions

5 members

this group is for anyone involved in book discussions. If you are looking for discussion guides, make your needs known here.

*Cat Lovers*

5 members

This is the group were we can all talk and chat about books on kittens, cats, or just plain cats! Cats are cute, loving, and adorable! I hope you all enjoy my group! -Brooke:I

La cuisine et ses livres

3 members

Voici un petit forum pour les fans de livres de cuisine (et de cuisine, du coup). C’est un endroit d’échange sur ses bouquins préférés, les collections, les livres à éviter, ceux qui ont…

Meet Friends

3 members

This group is where you can meet new friends and and see what type of books they have read,you can also chat about books you have and what books they have.If you want to you can chat about how your…

Ms Donovan's 6th Grade Library Class

1 member

This is the group for the 6th grade library class. In this group you will connect with your classmates and use the forums to share information about your books.

New Vision Community Church

1 member

This a group for members of New Vision Community Church who would like to discuss, ask questions and comment on books that are available in our Lending Library.

Bibliotecarios trabajando

1 member

Un grupo para poder intercambiar diferentes sensaciones respecto al trabajo en las bibliotecas, con alumnos y docentes

First Tuesdays

1 member

75 Books Challenge for 2009 (Dormant)

541 members

After a successful 2008 challenge group, most of us wanted to do it again. So here's the place! Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2009. You don't have…

999 Challenge (Dormant)

272 members

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

ARC Junkies (Dormant)

722 members

The place to find the scoop on how to score ARCs (and other free books) Formerly, Other Places To Get ARCS thread.

1010 Category Challenge (Dormant)

251 members

Welcome! This group is set up for those who want to read 10 categories in 2010. How many books you want to read in each category is ENTIRELY up to you. After a bit of discussion, some of us have…

Twilight Club (Dormant)

448 members

This is pretty much just a group who love the book "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer. Enjoy.

Books that made me think (Dormant)

1,129 members

Read a book that changed your thoughts, your habits, your life? Share it here!!

Awful Lit. (Dormant)

631 members

Literature you can't stand, that was poorly written, that is all too cliche, that you hardly want to admit even touching...warn us before we make the same mistake! Or let's just create controversy.…

Club Read 2013 (Dormant)

180 members

Welcome to Club Read 2013! As for the past several years, we are a group of serious readers who are varied and thoughtful in our reading and would like to log/journal publicly our 2013 reading. The…

Group Reads - Literature (Dormant)

334 members

This is a "support group" of sorts for those of us reading some of the major works of literature. Come here to share your thoughts, struggles and triumphs about the current book. Quote of the month:…

Vampire Fiction (Dormant)

743 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!

ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes (Dormant)

181 members

Together in 2013 we read close to 4,000 of our own books - ROOT was successful but there are still books to be read. We will be Reading Our Own Tomes (those old books that deserve their time in the…

Humor (Dormant)

696 members

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

75 Books Challenge for 2008 (Dormant)

137 members

In end-of-the-year posts on the 50 Book Challenge, many members found that they had read more than 50 and wanted to challenge themselves to read even more in 2008. I thought about making this a 100…

Feminist SF (Dormant)

460 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.

Club Read 2009 (Dormant)

113 members

A group of serious readers who are varied and thoughtful in their reading and would like to log/journal publicly their 2009 reading. And for those of us who like to follow what other LTers are…

Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction (Dormant)

446 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…

Time Travel, Alternate Histories and Parallel Worlds (Dormant)

434 members

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

Manga! (Dormant)

403 members

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

The Hunger Games (Dormant)

210 members

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. People! We need more conversation here!!! Anyone new to this group, or a new poster who is an old member, please first introduce yourself on the welcome page.

Amazon's Kindle (Dormant)

355 members

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?

Book Nudgers (Dormant)

178 members

Compulsive book buyers always have shelves full of "to be reads". Why not invite help from fellow LibraryThingers when it comes to that tricky decision of exactly what to read next? Step One: Select…

SF, horror and Fantasy Romance (Dormant)

358 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…

Agatha Christie (Dormant)

285 members

A group for anyone who loves her books or the movies and TV specials based on them.

Books Compared (Dormant)

248 members

Take reviewing a step further. Pick two books and compare them. Did you love one book and hate the other? Or love both despite (or because of) their differences? How was the subject matter similar?…

100 Books in 2009 Challenge (Dormant)

76 members

For anyone who has read beyond the 50 and/or the 75 book challenges and would like to aim for 100 or more. Renamed. Why? http://www.librarything.com/topic/81371.

18th-19th Century Britain (Dormant)

463 members

A group for readers who enjoy British history set during the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly the Georgian and Regency eras.

Urban Fantasy (Dormant)

448 members

for readers and writers of Urban Fantasy

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?

Cthulhu Mythos (Dormant)

364 members

In his group at LibraryThing dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. For fans of the works of H.P. Lovecraft, his circle, and others who've come after and expanded the Cthulhu Mythos. Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!

Books in Books (Dormant)

352 members

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...

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…

Steampunk (Dormant)

340 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,…

888 Challenge (Dormant)

73 members

This is a challenge for 2008 to read eight books in eight categories for a total of 64 books. You can have up to 8 books that span more than one category (thereby reducing the total to 56.) I "stole"…

Christian Living Books (Dormant)

276 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,…

Book Arts (Dormant)

263 members

For bookbinders, papermakers, typographers, book designers, book artists, and anyone who loves the art of making a book. Related Links: The Book Arts Web, Guild of Book Workers, Canadian Bookbinders…

The Highly-Rated Book Group (Dormant)

116 members

Welcome to the The Highly-Rated Book Group, one of the most unique and well-read book groups on LibraryThing! The Highly-Rated Book Group strives to present books to its members which represent…

Food History (Dormant)

240 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.

Arthurian Legends (Dormant)

231 members

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

Cookbook Collectors (Dormant)

204 members

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

Pynchon Pandæmonium (Dormant)

207 members

Add your voice to the ever-growing white noise surrounding the works and life of one Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr.

Fforde Ffans (Dormant)

205 members

Welcome! This is a group where anyone can discuss Jasper Fforde, and any of his novels. This includes the author's previously published novels, and the ones to come. His newest book is "First Among…

*twilight* (Dormant)

86 members

. . .and so the LION fell in love with the lAmb

Reading Resolutions (Dormant)

83 members

It's 2012! Happy New Year, time to get reading...

Bookshelf of the Damned (Dormant)

186 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,…

Elizabethan England (Dormant)

196 members

For those who are interested in the history and culture of Elizabethan England.

Fairy Tale Readers (Dormant)

190 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…

Inklings (Dormant)

170 members

Dedicated to books written by, or written about, or influenced by, the writing circle known as the Inklings-- CS Lewis, JRR Tolkein, GK Chesterton, Charles Willams, Owen Barfield, et al. Boundaries…

Horror Book Club (Dormant)

170 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…

Twilight, New Moon, Edward and Bella (Dormant)

75 members

A group for all the people who love Stephanie Meyers Twilight, New Moon, and can't wait for the rest of her books. Where we love all of the charactars and love to hate some of them. Edward and Bella

Penguin Classics (Dormant)

164 members

When you think about it, they form the core of your collection.

Irish & Celtic Studies (Dormant)

163 members

For researchers and interested parties, whether formally academic or amateur enthusiasts... anything related to Irish/Celtic study or living is welcome!

Best of British (Dormant)

152 members

A friendly forum to discuss British authors. Any genre - crime, romance, thrillers, high-brow or mass market - they can be dead or alive but who are your Best of British authors?

Everything Illustration and Comic Art! (Dormant)

150 members

Welcome to the group that discusses, shares, recommends, and provides insight into the world of illustration and comic/graphic novel art. This can also include original art and those amazing artists…

Amateur Historians (Dormant)

143 members

History is not only a discipline to be carried out in formal academic circles. It is a discipline widely relevant to every day life and interesting to people of all sorts of different vocations. This…

E. F. Benson (Dormant)

137 members

A group devoted to the life and works of [[E. F. Benson]] and others who have written [Mapp and Lucia] books.

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

LibraryThing Coffeehouse (Dormant)

130 members

A place to discuss coffee (and tea, if you are into that) as well as its relationship to books, or just books, or books that go good with coffee, or books that you have spilled coffee on, or…

Nabokov! (Dormant)

124 members

A group for talking about my favorite author, Vladimir Nabokov.

Books on the Paranormal (Dormant)

127 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…

Underappreciated Books and Authors (Dormant)

90 members

A place to trumpet the heretofore unheralded merits of your favorite book or author. For every bestselling author, there are probably 100 who write beautifully but labor in relative obscurity. Let's…

Warriors (Dormant)

38 members

Cats of Clans! Listen! All Cats Old Enough To Catch Their Own Prey Gather around! The Warrior Cats Are Back From Hunting!

Aerial Warfare (Dormant)

85 members

Book and general discussion about air combat, from Eindeckers to Raptors, Zeppelins to Spirits; fiction and non-fiction.

Immortally Drawn to the Vampire (Dormant)

39 members

Ever since its original publication in 1897, Dracula by Bram Stoker has never been out of print. This says a lot for the fascination vampires have had for readers. In this group, we will be…

Anime Group (Dormant)

70 members

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

Knights Galore (Dormant)

61 members

Discussions about books that are about, or have anything to do with knights. As long as there's some form of knight-yes, even Jedi knight-we'll have a message board for it!

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…

English History - Tudor through Edwardian (Dormant)

190 members

The cast of characters is so fascinating and the books so entertaining, I feel there is no need to read historical fiction in this genre! I got started years ago with Antonia Frasier's Mary Queen of…

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…

Young Reads (Dormant)

18 members

Hey if you are a young reader and into anything from vampires to mysteries to romance, from sports to supernatural books. This group covers about it all. If it isnt a topic make it one. So join, and…

American Postmodernism (Dormant)

161 members

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,…

Editors, Researchers, Whatever (Dormant)

146 members

A group for editors and researchers who are also users of LibraryThing. A place to discuss resources and references, as well life as an editor and/or researcher.

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…

Oulipo's Virtual Headquarters (Dormant)

33 members

We remember Perec and Calvino. We praise structure. We believe in constrains. We play the game. We combine. We mix. We explore.

Horror (Dormant)

110 members

100% horror.

Desert Island Books (Dormant)

27 members

A place to list your favorite authors or books.

Singleton Showcase (Books!) (Dormant)

27 members

A place for you to show off interesting books for which you are the only owner in LT (synonyms: not shared, unique).

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…

History of the Book (Dormant)

83 members

A group for those who wish to share topics for reading, research, and enjoyment. In a word Bibliophiles. Whether you enjoy bookbinding, typography, private presses, collecting, history of the book…

Edgar A. Poe (Dormant)

83 members

E. A. Poe produced rich and dark works of poetry and short story. Come discuss the man and his works.

two inches of ivory (Dormant)

82 members

For everyone who loves Jane Austen.

Upcoming Books (Dormant)

17 members

So you have 100 books languishing in your To Be Read pile. That doesn't mean you're not looking forward to the new books coming out in the next few months. This group is a place to discuss upcoming…

Book Design! (Dormant)

72 members

Jacket design, fonts, typesetting, paper types, sizes. Anything to do with book design and layout here. Sometimes, a good design, font, or typesetting job can make or break an edition of a book. If…

Edward Gorey (Dormant)

72 members

For fans of Gorey's books and of books that use his covers and/or illustrations.

Second Life Book Island (Dormant)

19 members

A Group for all Second Life residents who participate in events in the Book Island sim, such as Writer's Chat, Reader's Chat, Open Mic, etc.

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?"

Things found in books (Dormant)

54 members

This topic was suggested to me by some comments in the Book Talk thread about inscriptions. I was reminded that I have found a number of interesting objects in books, not least have been letters,…

Alexander the Great (Dormant)

55 members

Books and talk about Alexander of Macedon, the most important figure of ancient history... dammit.

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. :)

"Five and Dime" Category Challenge (Dormant)

15 members

This is a category challenge group for people of all types. As the title might indicate, you have 4 different types of challenges you can go for: 5 books in 5 categories (25 books total) 10 books in…

The Scepter'd Isle, medieval history of England, 500 to 1500 AD (Dormant)

59 members

From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the 17th century. The everlasting effect of British history on the rest of the world.

Cartoons (Dormant)

61 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…

Final Frontier - Spaceflight (Dormant)

51 members

For those who read or collect books about spaceflight and exploration, including the early experiments in rocketry.

Druidry (Dormant)

43 members

For those interested in Druidry, Druidism and the historical Druids, Celtic mythology, culture and metaphysics...

The City That Reads (Baltimore. Yes, hon, Baltimore.) (Dormant)

42 members

This was once Baltimore's city motto. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore. All residents and friends of Charm City are welcome.

Norse (Dormant)

49 members

A group for people who like reading Norse mythology, history, fiction, whatever!

Primary Source Geeks (Dormant)

39 members

Like to hear it from the horse's mouth? Don't mind if the horse is 2000 years old, cryptic, and variously translated? This is the group for you and your philosophical, historical, and other primary…

Readers for Peace (Dormant)

37 members

If you dream of a world where peace prevails, please join us and share your thoughts, especially book recommendations! If you are a supporter of the peace group CodePink, we also have a group…

Modernist elusions: madeleines for Sweeney (Dormant)

35 members

Modernism, Imagism, Symbolism, Bolshevism, Realism, Futurism, Surrealism, Objectivism and a host of other "movements" in the arts and literature defined the first half of the twentieth century as a…

RoyalReaders (Dormant)

32 members

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

Children of the Night (Dormant)

35 members

for all fans of vampires and werewolves in all their different shapes, forms and guises

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…

Institute for the American Founding (Dormant)

27 members

A group for anyone interested in the roots, principles, men, and any other topics related to the American Founding. I define that as from 1763 (end of the French and Indian War) to 1799 (G.…

Presidential Literature (Dormant)

33 members

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

Inspirational Fiction (Dormant)

31 members

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

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

Series junkies (Dormant)

26 members

Do you love reading mystery series for the comfort and pleasure of revisiting know people and places? Do you seem to have a lot more books part of a series than stand-alones in your library? Then…

Norse sagas (Dormant)

36 members

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

Late Roman (Dormant)

32 members

Passages (Dormant)

7 members

A place to share favorite quotations and passages

Sony Reader Owners (Dormant)

20 members

Discussion of the Sony Reader

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…

Hundred Years War (Dormant)

17 members

For those interested in books and things to do with the Hundred Years War period of Anglo-French History

Girl's Night Out! (Dormant)

25 members

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

Radical Reformation (Dormant)

17 members

Dedicated to conversation about those lesser-known children of the reformation that birthed the believers churches: from Mennonite to Amish, from Brethren to Quaker. Old literature in this area is…

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.

dystopia (Dormant)

20 members

Typography (Dormant)

25 members

For those who acquire some books just because the pages are so well composed.

In the Original (Dormant)

18 members

For people who like to try read or just collect their favourite books in the orginal language.

Knights Templar (Dormant)

22 members

A group for those interested in the history and legends of the Knights Templar.

Annus mirabilis (Dormant)

25 members

1666 and all that: Pepys, Newton, Dryden, Wren, Charles II, the Restoration, Restoration Theater, the Great Fire... By extension, the 17th century in general.

New Model Army (Dormant)

17 members

Godly, Seekers, Ranters, Quakers, General Baptists, Particular Baptists, Fifth Monarchy Men, even Muggletonians, Agitators, Levellers, Diggers, Bunyan, Milton, Ireton, Rainsborough, Winstanley,…

Wish List (Dormant)

22 members

What books haven't you read, that are making you salivate just thinking about them?

Cover Design Junkies (Dormant)

21 members

Because you DO judge a book by its cover, your bookshelves are color coded, and you consider a good-looking book a "room accent"!

Covers (Dormant)

23 members

Our favorite, most piquant covers.

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…

Reading through the Pulitzer Prize Winners (Dormant)

16 members

A group dedicated to reading the winners of the Pulitzer Prize. At first I thought to limit it to the Fiction winners, but I think it will be interesting to keep the group broad across all the…

Non-American Literature (Dormant)

12 members

BookerPrize_ReadingGroup (Dormant)

11 members

The Yahoo! Groups BookerPrize reading group This group reads books that have won or has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (now the Man Booker Prize) since its inception in 1969, as well as books…

French Revolution Lit (Dormant)

14 members

Open to fans of the French Revolution in history and fiction. Want to talk about a terrific historical novel or nonfiction history book on the period? Share thoughts? Make suggestions? See who has…

Pilgrims and Puritans (Dormant)

14 members

A discussion of the books about the life and times of our early New England settlers. Including topics such as their ways of life, the differences between separatists and puritans, the religious…

House Of Night Series (Dormant)

13 members

About a girl who is marked and is sent to live a new life at the House of Night academy.

Woodworking (Dormant)

12 members

Next to new tools, books on word working are great to collect. Let's discuss your favorites and what new books are needed

Advance Reading Copies (ARCs) (Dormant)

10 members

For those who collect advance reading copies (ARCs) and galleys.

Montana Book Lovers (Dormant)

15 members

A group for book lovers in or from Montana. Talk about favorite reads, favorite bookstores, libraries and book sales.

What was that title? (Dormant)

10 members

Looking for a book you read long ago or maybe read as a child. Ask your questions here. Hopefully the collective group will be able to answer.

Reading Tips (Dormant)

12 members

Share and learn new ways to improve your reading experience! In the tradition of Steve Leveen's The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life, this group is here to discuss tips for making your book…

One Liners & Other End-Stops (Dormant)

4 members

Sentences precisely the width of a page, or "end-stops," are artifacts of print which have struck my fancy since adolescence. For surrealism's sake -and perhaps to provide some grist for our own…

Folklorists who LibraryThing (Dormant)

8 members

Forum for folklorists to network and discuss the newest publications in the field, issues in folkloristics, or just chat about current field work and research.

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...

Book Graffiti (Dormant)

6 members

A group for lovers of used books and the amusing messages left inside of them. It's one of the thrills of buying up old babies.

Magitech (Dormant)

8 members

A group for fans of stories involving magical technology as seen in stories like Final Fantasy, Full Metal Alchemist and others.

Dust Jacket Gazers (Dormant)

5 members

Who loves Vintage illustrations on book covers? Me! And maybe you. I would like to hear about your relationship to the old style illustrations. I am especially interested in Science Fiction covers.…

Teen'scape (Dormant)

9 members

Read a great book lately and want to rave or rant about it? Here's the space, exclusively for teens and provided by the New Castle-Henry County Public Library. Join the summer reading program and you…

HCI Book Enthusiasts (Dormant)

5 members

A place for us to offer book suggestions and discuss topics and issues within HCI books

100 Books in 2010 (Dormant)

7 members

Challenge yourself to read 100 books in 2010. Renamed. Why? http://www.librarything.com/topic/81371.

Movies based on books (Dormant)

9 members

Discuss movies based on popular books - a place for fans of both to weight pros and cons

Frontispiece Quotations (Dormant)

5 members

Whom do your authors quote?

Transilvanian Dark Romanticism (Dormant)

7 members

This is a place dedicated mostly to the study of the vampire myth as appears in the old times. *** The most noble portrait of the vampire was perfected during the XIXth century and is based on the…

Giller Prize Reading Group (Dormant)

5 members

Discussions about books who win or are shortlisted for the Giller Prize

Edition Erudition (Dormant)

5 members

Looking for the best translation of Beowulf? The most definitive history of the Seven Years War? Want to know which edition of the Golden Bough doesn't suffer abridgement based on puritanical…

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.

comics as art (Dormant)

9 members

Six Impossible Things (Dormant)

6 members

List your favorite quotes from your favorite works or your least favorite quotes from your least favorite works. Heartwarming, hilarious, or horrible we want to hear it so share it! "There is no use…

Quotes and sources (Dormant)

5 members

We all know that if you can't think of a book title you can always nick a quote. Sugesst some poems or passages and lets see how many books use their quotes for titles. Based on an idea of…

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…

Dianaphiles (Dormant)

6 members

A group for those who read and study about Diana Princess of Wales.

The Title Slips my Tongue .... (Dormant)

6 members

A place for anyone to ask for help remembering key information to partially forgotten fiction or non-fiction!

My Christian Library (Dormant)

6 members

A gathering place for people with primarily Christian libraries where folks can discuss and recommend books, post prayer and praise, and generally share their faith. If you have a Bible you already…

Book Club Central (Dormant)