Helpful Websites for Book Lovers

Book Discussion Information
Bookclubs at BookBrowse

Get advice on leading a book discussion, guides for discussion, featured book club interviews, and/or join in BookBrowse’s online book discussion group.

Reading Group Choices

Book reviews and recommendations for book groups as well as tips for leading a successful book discussion.

Random House Reader’s Circle

Random House recommends good books for discussion and ways to connect your book club with authors.

Reading Group Guides: The Online Community for Reading Groups

A plethora of information for book groups including book recommendations and over 3500 book discussion guides that feature author information and questions for discussion.

What to Do When
There’s No Guide Available

ReadingGroupGuides.com suggests general questions to use with discussion books when online reading guides are not available.

Book Review and Advanced Publication Information
Book Page

New book reviews, author interviews, feature articles and other book information.

Book Reporter

An all-encompassing site featuring book reviews, author interviews, forthcoming fiction, contests, and reader commentaries.

EarlyWord

A publisher/librarian connection that features a book blog, literary awards, bestseller lists, coming soon, consumer media book coverage, movies and TV based on books, publisher information and more.

Nancy Pearl’s Official Website

Book reviews by library guru, Nancy Pearl.

Overbooked.com: A Resource for Ravenous Readers

Timely information for all genres of fiction and readable nonfiction. Includes annotated lists of books receiving at least one starred review from major review sources and hotlists of new/notable titles.

DRM Free eBooks
Bartleby.com: Great Books Online

This publisher of literature, reference, and verse provides unlimited access to books - free of charge. Titles include Shakespeare's plays, Bulfinch's series on legends and mythology, Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, Robert's Rules of Order, Emily Post's Etiquette, and many more well-known reference books.

Google Books

Through Google’s Library Project, books in the public domain can be read online and even downloaded.

ManyBooks

More than 29,000 books in many formats and languages are available to download for free.

Munseys

A collection of over 30,000 free books available in several digital formats.

Project Gutenberg

Over 39,000 free high quality eBooks in various digital formats available to download or read online. This collection was made possible with the help of thousands of volunteers who digitized and diligently proofread each title.

TryHarlequin.com

Harlequin offers the opportunity to download free romance titles from multiple catagories.

Readers Advisory Websites

General

AbeBooks.com

Publisher Weekly’s entire list of the bestselling book for each year from 1900-1998.

Based on the Book

Mid-Continent Public Library compiled this website featuring a compilation of books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into movies released as feature-length films in the United States.

Fantastic Fiction

This extensive database lists bibliographies for over 30,000 authors, including titles, series, collections, awards, and authors’ personal recommendations. Also features new books soon to be released.

Gnooks

Type in the name of a favorite author and get suggestions for other authors you might also like. Fun to use, you’re sure to find suggestions that will expand your horizons.

Horror Fiction

Horror Writers Association

Horror headlines, conventions, free excerpts, writing tips, reading lists, author interviews, new horror releases and much more.

International Horror Guild

The International Horror Guild recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of horror and dark fantasy. A current listing of horror and dark fantasy nominations and award winners as well as past recipients from 1994-2006.

Mystery

MysteryNet

A large, all-encompassing site featuring polls, discussion boards, links, information on authors and more.

Mystery Reader

Meet new authors, learn about small presses that are publishing mysteries, and read book reviews of forthcoming mystery novels.

Mystery Writers of America

Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre.

Stop, You’re Killing Me

A comprehensive index of mystery books by author, character, occupation of character, setting, historical period, cross-genre and more.

Romance

All about Romance

For lovers of romance novels, this site provides book reviews, information about romance authors, message boards and discussion lists.

The Romance Reader

This online magazine contains hundreds of book reviews, features, author interviews, and more.

Romantic Times Book Reviews

This trade journal includes reviews of upcoming romances, “Top Picks” of the month, and tips and resources for romance writers and readers.

Romance Writers of America

A nonprofit association providing networking and support to romance fiction writers.

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Locus

A journal featuring news and reviews of science fiction and fantasy.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

The official site of this nonprofit organization offers an extensive list of sci-fi and fantasy links.

Science Fiction Site: Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy

A comprehensive site featuring book reviews, excerpts, author interviews, articles, author booklists, and more.

Westerns

Western Writers of America

The official website of the Western Writers of America where you can obtain information about Old West topics, contact western authors, get “Spur Award” updates, etc.

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