Online Reading Resources
Click here for lists of the hottest new books and
Review titles and place a hold for books currently
What to Read Next
Book suggestions based on favorite authors, titles, or genres. For example,
if you liked Cold Mountain, try the
Cold Mountain link. For even more reading suggestions, try
our NoveList database.
Maintained by Diana Tixier Herald (Genreflecting:
A Guide to Popular Reading Interests and
Teen Genreflecting), it offers links to Historical Fiction, Crime,
Romance, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.
Annotated booklists crafted especially for teens.
SparkNotes Online Study Guides
Study guides written and produced exclusively by Harvard students and graduates.
Character descriptions, chapter-by-chapter summaries, and study questions for over
100 classic titles.
A reference for finding works of fiction in a series.
A directory of book-related sites on the web.
R.R. Bowker's site with links to a wide variety of book-related sites and information,
including Publisher's Weekly,
awards, author tours, publishers, bestseller lists, and review sources.
LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their own books collections.
Plus, you can access your catalog from anywhere - even on your mobile phone. Because
everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books,
comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.
NYPL for Readers and Writers
Lists of book from new to old from the New York Public Library.
Find items in libraries around the world.
Bookwire's annotated list of Web sites that maintain author indexes.
Online Literary Criticism Collection
Contains hundreds of links to critical and biographical web sites about authors
and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary
Poets & Writers Online
The online version of the Directory of American Poets and Fictions Writers contains
almost 4,000 names and addresses of writers.
Refdesk.com Award Lists
Children's Book Awards
The most comprehensive guide to English-language children's book prizes on the web.
Rachel's Compendium of Online Book
Annotated lists of online book clubs and book discussions, online resources for
off-line book discussions, and some online reading sources.
Reading Group Choices
Offers suggestions on how to start and run a book discussion group and what to read
for the group. suggested books have brief plot summaries and a list of topics
to consider for discussion.
EServer Drama Collection
A collection of long and short English drama plays and criticism.
EServer Fiction Collection
Collection of online fiction by such authors as Alcott, Bronte, Cather, Dickens,
Twain, and Hardy.
Folklore and Mythology Electronic
Directory of links to folklore and mythology from around the world.
Great Literature On-Line
Online versions of literary works with background information about the authors.
LibriVox offers access to free downloadable audiobooks available in the public
domain. Their goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio
books. They are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.
On-Line Books Page
A directory of books that can be freely read on the Internet.
The digital counterpart of the American Library Association's Booklist magazine.
The online edition of Library Journal. Includes late-breaking news, weekly
InfoTech updates, and bonus reviews not available in the print version.
New York Review of Books
Includes a complete searchable index of the magazine's contents from 1963 to the
present. The site currently contains the full text of all pieces published in the
Review since November 1996.
New York Times Book Review
Includes an archive of more than 50,000 reviews, book-related news pieces, bestseller
lists, and interviews back to 1980. Note: This is a free site, but you must
register for access.