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RPL Readers

Book Lists

Bad Girls & Nasty Women

Fiction featuring ladies we love to loathe.

Danger! Plot Twists Ahead!

Fiction with unexpected twists and turns, propulsive plots, and some surprise endings.

Dear Diary

Fiction in the form of diary entries, journals, screenplays, marginalia, and more.

Epistolary Fiction

Fiction in the form of letters, notes, and other correspondence.

First Do No Harm

True Tales of Medical Mysteries and Histories

Funny How It All Began

Titles that are all first in a series, but various fiction genres: mysteries, romance, science fiction, and more. All of them are also very, very funny.

Gap Year for Grown-Ups

Obviously, very few of us have the time (or privilege) to take a year off from work or family obligations. But we can read some true accounts of people who did.

The Ignominy of Abundance, the Plight of Plentitude or, First World Problems

A problem at odds with most of the world -- that of having too many things, too many choices -- an abundance of stuff.

"Most Ardently" - Jane Austen Re-mixed

Prequels, sequels, re-imaginings, modern day re-tellings, and other homages to Jane Austen classics.

Never The Same River Twice

Fiction titles that are perfect to read right here in "River City"


Decidedly irreverent fiction featuring angels, demons, assorted lesser gods and deities, and even the Big Guy upstairs.

The Truth Is Slippery

Unreliable narrators in fiction. Can you ... trust them? Believe anything they say? What happens when you catch them in a lie? "Who you gonna believe? Me or your lying eyes?"

Find Your Next Good Read

Blogs and Online Magazines Just for Readers

So many blogs! Check out some of these personal web pages curated by ravenous readers.

Free E-Books and Other E-Content

Who doesn't love free?

"I Know the Cover Was Blue!"

When you can't remember the author or the title, but you really want to find the book!

Organize Your Reading Lists

If you have trouble keeping track of all the books you need to read, these sites will help you keep your reading lists organized.

Reviews, Recommendations, Plot Summaries, and More

See what review sources are saying about books.

Series and Sequels

Read books in the right order!

That Personal Touch

Concierge services for readers - get personalized recommendations just for you.

When You've Got to Own the Book

Sometimes, you need a book for your own personal collection. When you just have to own the book, these sites will help you find the best price.

Library Book Groups


Main - Not Another Book Club

Belmont - Senior Fiction Focus

Broad Rock

East End - Classics You Forgot to Read

Ginter Park

Hull Street

North Avenue - Senior Fiction Focus

West End - Patterson Pages

Westover Hills - Senior Fiction Focus

Westover Hills - General Interest Book Group