Books and Reading

What do I want to read?
(Book reviews; what's next in a series?  if you like.....)

HALINET Book Nook- lists of books by genre, series, and other categories.

Reader's Advisory for Fiction -  arranged in genres (if you like....)

Fiction_L's booklists - Lists of books by topics: "mysteries with little old lady sleuths", "edible fiction", "computers in fiction", and many, many others.

 WhatsNext... Books in a series organized by author.

If you like... - a list of books and music in categories by authors or series from Christchurch City Libraries.

WhichBook -- Readers' Service from Columbus Metropolitan Library

Fiction DB - a comprehensive, searchable database of authors and titles.

The Reader's Place - an on-line community for book-lovers. -- one-stop search site that lets you view the collections of over 40,000 sellers of new, used, rare, and out-of-print books

Overbooked - specializes in literary and genre fiction information.

The BookDragon Review - reviews, forthcoming books, and other book information.

Black Issues Book Review - Book reviews and articles focusing on Black authors and issues.

Readers' Service - State Library of Tasmania

AllReaders - Our Goal: More People Reading More Books Using Our Revolutionary Book Review Search Engine 

Novelists, Inc. -- serving the needs of multipublished authors of popular fiction; popular fiction authors' sites, with links to other fiction organizations

Historical Fiction

Prehistoric Fiction Bibliography 


Sisters in Crime  - Mystery book lists, authors, events, facts about the organization. - Mystery book shop, discussions, TV and Movies, reviews, games.

Cluelass Homepage -- highlight is the listing of new mystery books each month!

Stop, You're Killing Me -- resource for the lovers of mystery, intrigue and suspense books; has hundreds of authors, with complete, chronological lists of their books in this sub-genre.

Mystery Writers of America -- premier organization for mystery writers and other professionals in the mystery field


the Romance reader - the very latest news and views of romance novels.

All About Romance - "the back-fence for lovers of romance novels"

the Romantic Times Book Club

Romance Novel Sequels and Prequels - a simple yet concise listing of sequels and prequels

Romance Writers of America -- a non-profit professional/educational association of 8,400 romance writers and other industry professionals


Western Writers of America - official home page; has author contact information.

Read West On-line Magazine - book lists, reviews and news; author contact information.

Science Fiction

SF Site -- the home page for science fiction and fantasy

Locus -- the newspaper of the science fiction field


Non-fiction reviews

Appalachian Titles 

MountainLit - information about WV authors maintained by the Bridgeport Public Library.

Appalachian Stories suggested by  various members of Fiction_L Discussion List

Appalachian Bibliography from West Virginia University

Appalachian Studies Association - The Appalachian Studies Association has a collection of syllabi from university-level courses related to Appalachia.  There are a number of them for literature classes and these include book lists.

Augusta Heritage - The Augusta Heritage Center at Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV is a
treasure trove of traditional Appalachian culture.

Appalachian Writers Association

Series in Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia

Young Adult and Childrens' Sites

BookHive - reviews of children's books by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.

Books in a Series -- maintained by the Monroe County Public Library, Indiana

Juvenile Series and Sequels -- maintained by the Mid-Continent Public Library, Missouri

Books That Have Won Awards

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature - Compiled and indexed by Lisa R. Bartle, Librarian.

The Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards

Book Clubs

C-Span Book TV

C-Span American Writers Book Club

(also includes reviews;  upcoming books) - on-line bookstore; has book reviews, readers advisory links, how to find books you like.

Barnes and Noble - online bookstore; reviews, shopping, advisories. - the world's largest selection of African-American books, etc.

Facets Front Page - video guide and catalog.

MX Bookfinder - a resource for searching for new, used, and out of print books. - online bookstore; reviews. -- offers a quick way to compare the prices of any in-print and many out-of-print books at nine online bookstores.



Romantic Times Pseudonym Search -- scroll down and click on Author Search; then scroll down and click on pseudonum search.

A Mystical Unicorn -- an online bookstore with a pseudonym listing

(books that can be read, browsed, or searched on-line)

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship - serves as a vehicle for sci-tech
librarians to share details of successful programs, materials for the delivery of information services, background information and opinions on topics of current interest, to publish research and bibliographies on issues in science and technology libraries

LLRX - free web-based journal for legal professionals and law librarians.

Librarians' Reference Materials

BARTLEBY LIBRARY - including Bartlett's Quotations, Bartleby Verse, Poet's Etiquette, and Great Books On-line.

C-SPAN's Booknotes - America's finest authors on reading, writing, and the power of ideas.  Includes video and audio clips, as well as, full transcripts of the Booknotes programs.

SunSITE Library Super Search - Search library related resources.

Online Literary Criticism Collection - part of the Internet Public Library - contains1005 critical and  biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by literary period.

Medieval Feminist Index - Scholarship on women, sexuality and gender.

Reading Group Guides - online community for reading groups;  how to start a reading group; over 400 guides for recommended books for discussion.

Defumigating Books - a collection of solutions offered by members of the Fiction_L Discussion Group.

Mary Minow's Map to Library Law - Excellent link directory for laws and legislation affecting libraries: copyright laws, disability legislation and the library, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Friends of the Library by-laws, library trustee laws, latchkey children in the library, intellectual freedom, Internet filtering, library policy-making and management laws, etc

The Virtual Acquisition and Shelf & News Desk --  Resources & News for Information Professionals & Researchers; compiled & edited by Gary Price, MLIS