Since 1944, the goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make
available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very
readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry
books for the adult reader.
Search for books based on plot, setting,
character, and writing style.
The Reading Group site from BookBrowse.com. The unique feature of this
site is that excerpts are included for all featured titles, as well as
reading guides, author interviews, and other features. The site contains
a wealth of information on how to start and run a book group, and a useful
guide on how to create your own Readers Guide for a book.
Call it book trading, a global book club, a reading group with no boundaries,
but think catch and release! This site, created by a software developer
in CA as a relief from e-commerce assignments, asks people to “release” books
they’ve read into the wild. Members are given ID numbers for books
they leave for others to find, the finders can record a journal entry
for the book at the website and then set the book back on its journey.
There are currently over 430,000 books “in the wild” in
C-SPAN's signature author interview program had served as a forum for
books about history, politics, and public affairs. Although the show
ended its fifteen-year run in early December 2004, Booknotes.org will
go on to make available on its website all of the programs in the 800-show
series. The website will be redesigned to make it more user friendly
as an archive and research tool for teachers, students, researchers,
writers and non-fiction book enthusiasts in general.
reviews of new general interest nonfiction, fiction, science fiction,
mysteries, romance, children's books, and audio books. Also includes
author interviews, book club recommendations, and special interest lists.
Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see?
Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed
a book and JUST wanted to talk about it? The
Book Report Network aims to solve these reader dilemmas, with thoughtful
book reviews, compelling features,
in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new
releases, literary games and contests, and more every week.
A free resource center that simplifies the search for the best
book-related content on the Web. Featured sites are hand-selected by
BookSpot.com editors and organized into intuitive categories, such
as bestseller lists, genres, book reviews, electronic texts, book news
more. Coverage includes children's books, comic books, mystery,
poetry, romance, science fiction, young adult, first chapters, awards,
literacy, reading groups, and reading lists.
BookTV C-Span 2
A guide to exploring nonfiction books on tv, that provides the weekend
schedule of the Book TV program, which airs on C-Span 2 from 8am Saturday
to 8am Monday. Among the subjects covered are history, biography, the
book business, and children's books. Many programs are author interviews
taped at bookstores around the country.
50+ Sites for Book Lovers
Links to sites for book reviews, online book communities, publishing, book
search and exchange, and more.
reads a book a day and collects her brief, lively reviews on this Web
page, formerly known as Genreflecting. A great source for
Read book recommendations, keep
track of what you've read and would like to read, form book clubs
and much more.
Library "If You Like..." lists
County Library has put online "a handy reference guide
to authors and genres." Users may browse all the subject categories,
which range from Christian Fiction to techno-thrillers and horror.
Search the databse by author or theme, or view the links to other resources
from Hennepin County Library. A wonderful readers' advisory resource
for librarians and book lovers alike!
LibraryThing is a web application for storing and sharing personal
library catalogs and book lists. Users can catalog personal collections, keep reading lists and wish
lists, and meet other users who have the same books.
The National Book Awards began in 1950, and are awarded each year by the National
Book Foundation to books of exceptional merit written by Americans. Prizes are
awarded for fiction, nonfiction, young people's literature and poetry. This site,
in addition to listing all of the past award winners, includes several different
reading lists, an NBA trivia contest and a collection of acceptance speeches
by many of the authors.
Center for the Book
The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library was
established to celebrate and promote reading, books, literacy,
and the literary heritage of New Hampshire and to highlight the
role that reading and libraries play in enriching the lives of
the people of the Granite State.
An online guide to fiction for Amherst Town Library cardholders
A Website (formerly known as Book Links) for ravenous readers which
specializes in literary and genre fiction information. Overbooked Originals
include annotated lists of fiction and mystery books which received
starred reviews, on-the-fly themed booklists, as well as hotlists of
hardcover U.S. fiction releases.
This site allows you to keep a social list of the books you read and/or
recommend. After you sign up you can add books to your unique list.
You can view anyone else's books and they can view yours.
An online community for booklovers featuring discussions on just about
every genre of literature you can think of. Choose from medieval, 19th
century, children's, romance, mystery, poetry, and many more. This
site also includes book news, feature articles, and reviews.
Features daily book reviews, essays on the ideas and controversies that have
taken the literary world by storm, and interviews with today's most interesting
WhatShouldIReadNext.com - search for a book to see recommendations
Next: A Searchable Database of Novels in Series
the right order for the Nevada Barr books? Check out this up to
listing of adult fiction in series.
A "series" is
two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common
readers decide which book to read next. Readers can build the elements
'good read' we are all looking for but don't
quite know how to define. Make selections on plot
shape, type of main character, country the book is set in, and more
on a sliding scale. Whichbook gives readers
an enjoyable and intuitive way to find books to match their mood.