Reader’s Resources 2016-10-17T09:26:37+00:00

Books by Series:

General Book List and Review Sites:

  • Good Reads – General book list site. Many lists differentiated by genre and interest.
  • Shelf Awareness – A online newsletter, published twice weekly that chooses the 25 best books of the week as chosen by industry experts.
  • Book Browse – An online magazine for book lovers. This resource contains reviews, previews, author interviews, reading guides and more.
  • The Book List Center – The Internet’s largest collection of book-lists.
  • Booklist Online – A website featuring thousands of book reviews for libraries,book clubs and book lovers alike.
  • Early Word: Books into Movies and TV – Upcoming Releases – A list of books that are being made into upcoming television and movie projects. Read the book before the movie comes out!
  • Oprah’s Book Club – Reviews, book lists and articles from Ms. Winfrey and her ever popular book club.
  • New York Times Best Sellers List – A list of the best selling books in the country compiled by the New York Times.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Review – Reviews of new books by reviewers at the Los Angeles Times.

For Non-Fiction Fans:

For Mystery Fans:

  • Stop, You’re Killing Me – A resources for those who love crime, mystery, thriller, suspense and espionage books. This website lists over 4200 authors with chronological lists of their books.
  • The Mystery Reader – This is a website that has thousands of reviews, author interviews, features and more. The Mystery Reader is a great resource for those who love mystery stories.
  • The Edgar Awards – This site is home to the Edgars, an award given by the Mystery Writers of America. Past winners and nominees can be found listed here.
  • The Agatha Awards – The Agatha Awards are given for the best “traditional mystery”. A list of past nominees and winners can be found here.

For Historical Fiction Fans:

  • Historical Novels – Over 500 book reviews of historical fiction novels listed by time and place.
  • Crime Thru Time – A web site with book lists, reviews, timelines and information about upcoming releases. This is a site exclusively for those who like their historical fiction in “whodunit”form.

For Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans:

  • SF Site – A website filled with reviews of science fiction and fantasy books as well as news about the genre and interviews with writers.
  • The Hugo Awards – Presented annually by the World Science Fiction Society, the Hugos are presented to the best science fiction stories from the preceding year. A list of past winners can be found here.
  • The World Fantasy Awards – An award presented annually for works of outstanding fantasy fiction at the annual World Fantasy Convention.

For Teens:

For Kids (and their parents):

  • Read Kiddo Read – Author James Patterson’s site devoted to getting kids reading. Includes book lists organized by reader’s age and category.
  • Newberry Medal – The site for the prestigious Newberry Medal award, given yearly to the most outstanding work of children’s literature. Past winners and honor recipients can be found here.
  • Caldecott Medal – The website for the Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually for outstanding illustration in a children’s picture book. Past winners and honor books can be found listed here.

Other Awards by Genre:

Horror:

  • Bram Stoker Awards – An award given every year for superior achievement in horror fiction. Past and recent winners and nominees can be found listed here.

Western:

  • Spur Awards – Awarded yearly by the Western Writers of America, Inc. to the best western books of the previous year. Past winners and finalists can be found listed on this page.

Romance:

  • RITA Awards – Awarded yearly to the best romance books published in the preceding year. Website includes a list of past winners.

More than 11,000 digital records from the following CDLC member’s NY Heritage Collections are now available

in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

Other quick searches:

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