Websites for Readers
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Best Seller Lists
The New York Times Best Seller Lists
BookBrowse At the core of this site is the collection of fiction reading lists, arranged by genre, location, series, and a smattering of other things. There is a section with reviews and one with forthcoming titles.
Oprah's Books Books from the Book Club, books seen on the show and in the magazine O.
Publisher's Weekly Best Sellers
Washington Post Best Sellers For the current week's selection click on
Bestsellers hyperlink listed under This Week's Book World
Book News and Reviews
The New York Times Book Reviews
BookPage The online edition of "America's Book Review." Includes author interviews.
BookTV on C-SPAN2 Each weekend, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction books from Saturday 8:00 AM to Monday 8:00 AM ET.
Book Awards This site covers all the major awards each with a long back list of winners.
Stop, You're Killing Me! "This site is a resource for the lovers of mystery, intrigue and suspense books. Stop! has hundreds of authors, with complete, chronological lists of their books in this sub-genre".
The Poisoned Pen Web site of one of the three largest mystery bookstores in America. This site has new releases, reviews, bestseller lists, first novels, classic crime novels, and more.
Tangled Web UK Crime and mystery fiction online journal. A packed site with reviews of new works, genre bibliographies, a column by Val McDermid, and a lot more!
The Romance Writers of America The official web site of the Romance Writers of America, a professional association of 8,400 published and aspiring writers. This site carries lots of Information including new releases, best-selling authors, award winning books, author resources.
The SF-Site "SF Site is composed of many pieces. Twice a month since July 1997, we have posted a mixture of book reviews, opinion pieces, author interviews, fiction excerpts, author and publisher reading lists and a variety of other features. At the same time, we've maintained a comprehensive list of links to author and fan tribute sites, SF conventions, SF TV and movies, magazines and e-zines, writer resources, publishers and small press sites and many other SF resources."
Series and Sequels...
What's Next database This database of the Kent District Public Library helps you search adult fiction in series. You can search by author (last name, first name), titles, or by series name.
Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels Bettendorf Public Library's teen page offers a large vriety of books that can be searched by author or the title of the series.
Juvenile Series and Sequels
No Flying No Tights Manga & Anime This is a category from within the site
No Flying No Tights. Lair which may appeal both to an adult and older youth audience.
Reading Rants! Out of the ordinary teen book lists where lists like Boy meets Book could entice you.
Teenreads A cool web site with book reviews, info on authors, reading guides, tips for book clubs and more, for teens.
NYPL's Books for the Teen Age Book lists with reviews prepared every year by the New York Public Library's Office of Young Adult Services.
No Flying, No Tights A web site reviewing graphic novels for teens. Fiction of all variety: science fiction, fantasy, horror, action and adventure, humor, realism, historical fiction, and romance.
Skinny and Quick: Suggested Books for Next Day Reports Compiled by the staff of Mid-Continent Public Library, books are in three categories: thin, thinner, and thinnest! The books may be slim, but the picking here is not.
Outstanding Books for The College Bound Selected by a committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The list is divided into five sections: fiction, biography, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. "In selecting these works for the list, the committee used a variety of criteria: readability, cultural and ethnic diversity, balance of points of view, contemporary and classical works, different genres, and availability."
Guys Read Offers motivation, initiative and leadership in encouraging teenage boys to read. Book lists with reviews and a place to vote for your own favorite book.
Book Discussion Guides
Reading group Guides Published by Random House, "these guides are designed to enhance a reading group's discussion of a book."
Reading group Choices At a loss to select a rousing book for a lively discussion in your book group? Take a peek at what others groups have read and enjoyed. Find a guide, browse recommendations...
Book Discussion Center BookSpot's book discussion center offers publishers' guides, discussion guides for teens and kids, and online discussions.
Book Group Guide from Random House This site gives you guidelines on joining an established group as well as on forming one of your own.
From the Allegheny County Library Association.
Poets and Poetry Online
Verse - Bartleby.com Contains original text of a number of English literature anthologies and volumes.
Anthology of Modern American Poetry Find biographies, analysis, and criticism on dozens of American poets. These texts complement the Oxford "Anthology of Modern American Poetry."
AmericanPoems.com Selection of poems and biographies of poets including Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost, as well as contemporary writers.
National Poetry Month A web site of the Academy of American Poets, includes information on new poetry publications, related events, highlights, FAQs, and resources.
Academy of American Poets Poems, biographies of poets, historical and thematic poetry exhibits, events calendars, discussion forums, contest information, and much more.
Representative Poetry Online This anthology gives you individual poems in English which critics, teachers, students, and general readers have usually held in high regard.
The Atlantic online audio poetry readings, reviews, and poems recently published in The Atlantic print and online editions.
Authors and Literary Criticism
SparkNotes A collection of online study guides on literature, as well as several other subjects. Study guides are written by self-proclaimed Harvard students and graduates who specialize in the subjects they cover.