Resources for Book Lovers

All About Romance
The hundreds of reviews on this site are rated using a “sensuality rating system” to ensure that your romances are just as hot as you like them, no more, no less.  There are also many message boards and forums, feature articles, a yearly contest for best romances, a “purple prose” contest, and more. Top 100 Bestsellers’s bestselling books list is updated every hour and includes all formats, subjects and audiences.

Barnes & Noble Coming Soon
The online store for the national bookstore chain Barnes & Noble lists upcoming book releases by week of release.  Find books up to five weeks in advance, or sometimes even earlier.

Book Movement
This unique website gives book clubs across the country a way to communicate with each other.  Register your book group (it’s free!), and members can see what other book groups are reading, get recommendations, and find reading guides.

Book Page
Find book reviews by title, author, or genre.  The site also offers author interviews, resources for book clubs, and reviews of books for children.

Book Riot
Book Riot, which also hosts several podcasts, is packed with book news, reviews, and fun odds & ends.  Whatever your genre, bibliophiles will find something here.

Citizen Reader
Run by a nonfiction-loving librarian in her spare time, Citizen Reader is a blog featuring lists, links, articles, and reviews – all focused on nonfiction and written with nonfiction fans in mind.  Whether it’s science, biographies, politics, or history you love, Citizen Reader has got it.

Creating Your Own Reading Guides
Book Browse offers a step-by-step guide to writing your own insightful, discussion-provoking questions for your book club.  The perfect resource for book clubs that prefer books beneath the radar.

Fiction Finder
Search the millions of books on this site by title, author or subject, or just browse by genre, character, setting or award winners.  As the name suggests, all of the books listed on this site are fiction.

Keep track of what you’ve read, what you’d like to read, and what your friends are reading.  You can also read and write reviews and get recommendations from people around the world.  GoodReads accounts are free, but anyone can access the site and read the reviews.

Heroes and Heartbreakers
Romance fans will find plenty to love at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Regular features include sneak peeks, feature articles, discussion boards, and a weekly list of new releases broken up by subgenre.

Kent District Library’s What’s Next?
Find out which book is first in a series, which book comes next, or find new series in your favorite genre.

Catalog and organize your books, find other readers with similar taste, read reviews and get recommendations.  This site is home to over 900,000 readers, and accounts up to 200 books are free, but anyone can read the reviews and recommendations.

New York Times Bestseller Lists
Fiction and Non-fiction bestsellers for adults and children.  Lists are separated by subject and audience.

No Flying, No Tights
This site has long been the go-to website for fans of graphic novels.  You won’t find any superheroes or comics here, but for graphic novel reviews and recommendations the website can’t be beat.

Reading Group Choices
This site is brimming with featured books and recommended titles for book groups of all types.  Each book description includes a summary, author biography, praise from critics and reviewers, and discussion starters.  You can even get suggestions for the perfect music, wine, or food to pair with your book.

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
If you’re looking for an honest, funny, and knowledgeable site to find romance recommendations, look no further.  This hilarious blog posts daily, and never hesitates to let you know which books are swoon-worthy and which books are a waste of your precious reading time.  The jokey, irreverent writing has made this blog the most popular romance site on the web.

Stop, You’re Killing Me!
A great resource for fans of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, or suspense books.  Includes chronological lists of over 3,200 authors’ books, both series and non-series, and allows you to browse by character name.