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Book Suggestions


NextReads

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Novelist

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Novelist K-8

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Staff Picks

Fiction Reading Lists

African American Inspirational Fiction
African American Romance & Erotica
African Americans in Literature
Books that Bite: Vampire Fiction
Challenged & Banned Books for Children and Teens
Challenged & Banned Books for Adults
Ghost Stories
Graphic Novels
Horror!
If You Like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
If You Like Downton Abbey
If You Like The Hunger Games
The Reading List: Outstanding Genre Fiction
Scandinavian Crime Fiction
Steampunk Picks
Urban Fiction
Zombies!

Nonfiction Lists

African Americans in Arts & Entertainment
African Americans in Literature
African Americans in the Sciences
African Americans in Sports
Haunted Reads
Genealogy Resources
Job Searching Resources
If You Like Downton Abbey
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
Spotlight on Black History
Starting and Operating a Business
Go for the Gold: Olympic Materials
True Life: Urban Tales
Veterans' Memoirs

Books & Reading Web Sites

General

AuthorYellowpages.com
Based on the Book Books that have been made into movies
Book Awards
Digital Librarian: Books and Reading
Indiana Center for the Book
What's Next Books in series database created by Kent District Library

Book Clubs

Book Group Buzz
Book Movement Lists of best discussion books based on ratings and comments from thousands of clubs
National Reading Group Month
NoveList - Includes nearly 1,000 book discussion guides. Log in with your library card number.
Reading Group Choices
Reading Group Guides

Book Reviews

BookBrowse
Bookmarks Magazine
BookPage.com
Chicago Tribune Books
Kirkus Reviews
Los Angeles Times
New York Review of Books
New York Times Book Reviews & Best Sellers Lists
Washington Post Book World

eBooks

Baen Free Library Science fiction/fantasy
Bartleby.com - Literature, reference, and verse on the Web
Digital Book Index Links to more than 165,000 full-text ebooks
eBook Collection on EBSCOhost Over 15,000 books that can be read online; available through INSPIRE
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Nonfiction and reference books that library members can read online
Google Books
Hobbies & Crafts books/chapters - from Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Home Improvement books/chapters - from Home Improvement Reference Center
Inkmesh.com Search engine for ebooks
Online Books Page Searchable index for books available online
Page By Page Books Complete classic books that can be read for free
Project Gutenberg Over 36,000 free ebooks

Genre Web Sites

General Fiction
Fantastic Fiction
FictionDB.com

Christian Fiction
Carol Awards
Christy Awards
Christian Fiction Blog
Christian Fiction Online Magazine
ECPA Christian Book Awards
Family Fiction
Fiction Finder
Inspy Awards

Mystery
Books'n Bytes Mystery, science fiction, and fantasy
Crime Thru Time - Historical mysteries
International Noir Fiction
Mystery Fanfare
Mystery Readers International
Rap Sheet
Reviewing the Evidence
Stop, You're Killing Me
The Thrilling Detective

Romance
All About Romance
Dear Author
Popular Romance Project
RITA Awards
RT Book Reviews
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Science Fiction/Fantasy
ScienceFiction.com
SF Book Reviews
SF Signal
The SF Site
Books'n Bytes Mystery, science fiction, and fantasy

Westerns
Western Writers of America
Women Writing the West

Social Networks

Goodreads
LibraryThing
Riffle
Shelfari

Used, Rare, & Out-of-Print Books

AbeBooks.com Online book marketplace
Alibris Out-of-print and rare books, maps, autographs and ephemera
Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America Rare book search, member bookseller directory
BookFinder.com Book search engine/price comparison