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ARRT-Adult Reading Round Table of Illinois
Lists of popular fiction by genre and much more.
Reviews and excerpts from chosen current books.
BookBrowser at Barnes and Noble: Meet the Authors
Author interviews, suggested reading, and bibliographies
Books, Movies & Music from the Seattle Public Library
Devoted to celebrating the written word, Seattle Washington's Public Library staff maintain this page which offers book discussions, lists of great reads, and much more.
This website won the Librarian's Choice Award. BookSpot.com "is a free resource center that simplifies the search for the best book-related content on the Web. Featured sites are handselected by BookSpot.com editors and organized into intuitive categories, such as bestseller lists, genres, book reviews, electronic texts, book news and more."
Search this large database by authors of mysteries, westerns, romance novels, or other fiction genres. Book reviews and lists of books in series are included.
Internet Book List
"A comprehensive and easily accessible database of book information, including reviews and ratings. Find books by title, author, rating, or genre."
Lee County Library System's Recommendations
From Florida's Lee County Library System is a site loaded with recommendations for what to read next. "Looking for another great book to read but not sure what to choose? This page is a go-to place for finding books and authors of certain genres, reader reviews, suggestions from library staff and more. There is more than enough information here to direct readers of all kinds to their next best page-turner or movie."
Read, Listen & View
Illinois' Morton Grove Public Library offers bestseller previews and links to websites for book lovers.
Helpful links from Missouri's Mid-Continent Public Library.
From books on baseball to Christian fiction, from the Civil War to women novelists, the staff of Wisconsin's Waukesha Public Library offer lists of recommended titles.
From Maryland's Montgomery County Public Libraries, the Readers' Cafe offers an author of the month, book discussions, and readers' and librarians' choices.
Reading lists, award-winning books, staff picks, and much more from Oregon's Multnomah County Library system.
Sachem Public Library Staff Picks
Holbrook New York's Sachem Public Library's staff offer favorites to read.
The Reading Room
Ohio's Rocky River Public Library offers keyword, author, ISBN, and title searching.
- What Should I Read Next?
A New Way of Choosing What Book to Read Next and classifies books by characteristics such as "comfort zone, weird and wonderful, or laugh your pants off".
- American Library Association's Book, Print and Media Awards
Boston Globe Horn Book Awards
First presented in 1967, the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards for excellence in literature for children and young adults are among the most prestigious honors in the field. Each year a committee of three children's literature professionals evaluates thousands of submissisons from United States publishers and selects winners in three categories: Picture Book; Fiction and Poetry; and Nonfiction.
- Caldecott Medal Winners and Honor Books, 1938 to the Present from the American Library Association
- Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
- This searchable database was compiled and indexed by Lisa R. Bartle, Librarian.
- Hungry Mind Review's 100 Best 20th Century Books
Literary Prizes and Book Awards
From Christchurch City Libraries of New Zealand comes this internationally focused website for award-winning literature.
- Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922 to the Present from the American Library Association
- Pulitzer Prizes
Young Reader's Choice Award
"The Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada. The award was established in 1940 by a Seattle bookseller, the late Harry Hartman, who believed every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives her or him pleasure."
Bestsellers, American, 1895-1923 (Bookshelf)
From Project Gutenberg.
- Brick-and-mortar book stores and online book sellers like Amazon.com often provide lists of best-selling titles.
- Elton S. Karrmann Library's Current Reading shelves, main floor.
- AcqWeb's Directory of Book Reviews on the Web
Readers post reviews of books with suggested "read-alike" titles.
Offers reviews of books, searchable by author, title, genre, and date.
Promises to help readers find books they will love.
MostlyFiction Book Reviews
- Stop, You're Killing Me!
- This site is a resource for the lovers of mystery, intrigue, and suspense books. Find the lists of books by authors and characters, with complete chronological lists of books in this sub-genre.
What's Next helps you search adult fiction in series, that is, two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. This searchable database was created and is maintained by Michigan's Kent District Library.
Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels
From Iowa's Bettendorf Public Library
A Reading List for English Majors
A list of suggested readings by a Rutgers Professor, up to 1965 publication dates.
- Library Booklists: Great Books and Classics
Recommended Reading List from How to Read a Great Book
Developed by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren, this is a chronologic list of many great books.
Celebrity Reading List: Who Is Reading What?
Maine's Gardiner Public Library polls famous folks, from governors to figure skaters, about what they're enjoying reading.
By the Academy of Achievement, this list of books "provides visitors an opportunity to discover which books made a difference in the early lives of the most eminent achievers of our times...in their own words".
All About Romance
For and by romance readers, this web site offers reviews and biographies of authors.
This site offers searchable, annotated lists of titles for which the setting, plots, or characters relate to the world of books, writers, archives, or libraries. Academic librarian Marsha McCurley developed this list of literary mysteries.
Center for the Book
Visit this website from the Library of Congress which promotes books, reading, libraries, and literacy.
Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy
Compiled by Ross Pavlac, this list of titles is presented by "Christian Fandom, an interdenominational fellowship of science fiction fans interested in the courteous and accurate representation of Christian viewpoints within the SF community".
Cozies: A Selective List
Selected and annotated by Helene Androski of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the crime and mystery fiction titles are recommended as being gentle, often having a writing style that is "graced by wit and literary illusion".
Fantasy Finder provides links to resource guides, authors, and much more for this genre.
Literary Web: New Dimensions in Literature
For readers and writers of fiction and poetry, this website offers lots of links to literary resources.
- Oprah's Book Club
- Besides a list of those books recommended by Oprah Winfrey's book club, there is also an annotated list of recommended titles for children.
Reading Group Choices
Visit this site for lists of books read and discussed in reading groups across the United States.
Western Writers of America
Members of the Western Writers of America vote for the best western fiction of the 20th Century. Click "Spur Awards" and "Winners".
Read Alikes Book Lists by author and genres.
If You Like...
Promising to be a "handy reference guide to authors and genres, the "If You Like" database is from Minnesota's Hennepin County Library.
LibraryThing Labs: Author Read-Alikes
For more than 6,000 authors, books that read-alike have been calculated and listed.
- Read-Alikes at BookBrowse