Websites for Readers
- Book Browse: Your Guide to Exceptional Books
- This resource covers most of the categories below, so is highlighted here. It's a great resource used even by our librarian staff! Find your next great read! Reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, books by theme, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and more. Access from anywhere using your library card number.
Choose from the Categories Below for Additional Resources:
Best Seller Lists
- The New York Times Best Seller Lists
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- No Flying No Tights
- A website to provide curated reviews of Comics, Anime, and Manga. The author has "been recognized a national expert on comics: serving as an Eisner Award judge in 2007, speaking at national library and comics conventions, and writing an Eisner-nominated guide called Understanding Manga and Anime."
- Reading Rants!
- Out of the ordinary teen book lists where lists like Boy meets Book could entice you.
- 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.
Book Discussion Guides
- 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 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."
- 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 Academy of American Poets
- The Academy of American Poets: Features information on all Academy programs, audio and photographic resources, and links to other poetry sites on the Internet.
Authors and Literary Criticism
- 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.