Book Lover Links

Books by Series | General Book Sites | Non-Fiction book sites | Mystery Sites | Historical Fiction Sites | Science Fiction and Fantasy Sites | Teen Literature Sites | Kids’ Literature Sites | Other Sites

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.
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