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Readers' Club Recommended Websites

Readers' Club Recommended Websites

Book Reviews and Reading Lists | Book Groups | Books Available in Full Text Online | History | Horror | Mystery | Romance | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Award Winners


Book Reviews and Reading Lists

Goodreads  Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.  Join a discussion group, start a book club, contact an author, and even post your own writing.

What's Next  Enter the title, author or series name of a book and get a complete list of the entire series. From the What's Next™: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library.
http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/WhatsNextNEW.asp

BookBrowse.com  The best current books recently published in the USA, with extensive excerpts. Contains reviews, author biographies, interviews, reading guides and more. 
http://www.bookbrowse.com/index.cfm

Reviews of Books  Each book in this site has full reviews from several sources.
http://www.reviewsofbooks.com/

New York Times Bestseller List   Hardcover and paperback bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction.  Or receive the list of New York Times Bestsellers in your email each week by subscribing to our newsletters.
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/bestseller/index.html

Book Groups

Oprah's Book Club  Join over half a million Oprah's Book Club members.

Reader's Circle A book club networking site serving the US, Canada, and Australia with listings for local groups, author events, & phone chats.

Reading Group Discussions  Recommendations for book groups.  Advice on starting up and running a successful book group.
http://www.readinggroupchoices.com/

Reading Group Guides  Thousands of reading group guides.  Includes advice and ideas and a newsletter.
http://www.readinggroupguides.com/


Books Available in Full Text Online

Browse through our Overdrive, Hoopla, Freading and RBDigital Magazine collections. http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/econtent  

Bartleby.com  Includes vast free collection of classic works of literature, quotes and poetry.
http://www.bartleby.com/

The Online Books Page From the University of Pennsylvania Library -- over 18,000 listings.
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Project Gutenberg Created in 1971 to make freely available famous and important texts. Includes classic texts delivered as .txt and .zip files.
http://www.gutenberg.org


Mystery

MysteryNet.com Book discussions, television and movie profiles and discussions, articles, solvable mysteries, and games.
http://www.mysterynet.com/

Stop, You're Killing Me! Hundreds of authors of mystery, intrigue and suspense books, with complete, chronological lists of their books.
http://www.stopyourekillingme.com


Romance

All About Romance  Romance novel reviews, author interviews, recommended lists, and discussion boards.  http://www.likesbooks.com/


Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fantastic Fiction  Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books in science fiction, fantasy and horror.


Award Winners

Agatha Award Awards for the traditional mystery as written by Agatha Christie.

Bram Stoker Award Given for achievement in the field of Horror.

Hugo Award Achievement in Science Fiction

National Book Award Honors U.S. citizens in four genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.

Nobel Prize in Literature  The prize is given to the person who "shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction."

Western Writers of America Spur Award Prize given for best novel of the west.

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