Websites for Book Enthusiasts

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Links for these great topics can be found below!!

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Website Resources

ALA Awards - Each year the American Library Association and its member units honor books and other forms of media through a variety of awards. These awards are given to publications and the authors, illustrators and publishers who create them.

ALA Book Club Central
Book Club Central is a new online resource for book clubs and readers featuring book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more. Award-winning actor, producer, and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the Honorary Chair and includes her own book selections.

Amazon - America’s largest online retailer launched in 1995.

Alibris - Online bookstore including new, used, out-of-print and rare books. Books, movies and music are sold through a network of booksellers.

Book Riot - Book recommendations and reviews.

BookPage - Interviews with authors.

Fantastic Fiction
Offers a collection of various popular authors' books including listing series in order.

An Amazon company and social cataloging website that offers a database of books, annotations and reviews.

Hello Sunshine founded by Reese Witherspoon
Highlights book club picks through articles, podcasts, and where to watch women focused films. 

Libby Life
Blog focused on trends and recommendations available on the Libby app. 

Library Thing
This is a social cataloging service for storing and sharing books catalogs and various types of book metadata.

Literature Map
Use this website to locate authors similar to those you like. Enter an author's name and a web of authors with similar writing styles and genres will appear.  

Interviews with top authors and the NPR Book Tour, a weekly feature and podcast where leading authors read and discuss their writing.

New York Times Book Review - Reviews of new releases, author interviews and bestseller lists of fiction, non-fiction and paperbacks.

Oprah’s Book Club - Oprah recommends book club books and best books for kids, and gives tips on starting a book club.

Penguin Random House Reading Group Guides - Book club center offering guides by title or category. Lists of book club bestsellers and links to reading guides.

Reese's Book Club
Reese Witherspoon's club picks are focused on books whose main characters are women. 

United for Libraries
United for Libraries is a division of ALA that offers book club reading recommendations and more.

Pick a book based on your mood! Select your mood and this website will make recommendations based on your selection. This site also provides "mood" booklists.

Your Next Read (US)
Discover book recommendations by browsing reading lists or searching for a favorite title.


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Literary Reference Center Plus EBSCO - Literary criticism and author biographies.

MagillOnLiterature Plus – Produced by Salem Press.  Includes all the literary works, reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries that are included in MagillOnLiterature, as well as all the biographies and author essays included in MagillOnAuthors.

Novelist -  Search for books by title, author or book description. Readers’ advisory service to assist in finding new authors and titles.