Links for Book Lovers

Best of . . .

Best Nonfiction
Modern Library Board’s list of 100 best nonfiction works and readers’ 100 best list

Lambda Literary Foundation
Promoting Gay, Lesbian, Transgender & Bisexual Writing

New York Times Bestsellers—Current
This week’s bestsellers list from the New York Times

Top 100 Novels
List of the best 100 novels, as voted by the Modern Library Board.  This site includes readers’ list of best 100.

USA Today’s Top 150
USA Today’s Top 150 best-selling books list

Book Clubs & Discussions

Book Movement
Custom Book Club Planning Resource

Generous Books
Reading suggestions, free services for book groups

Discussion Guides for popular titles. You must have a library card to access Novelist from home.  Once you’re logged in, just click on the “For Readers” tab to access the Book Discussion Guides.

Reading Group Choices
"Central Resource for Book Groups"

Reading Group Guides @ Random
Reading Group Guides provided by Random House

Reading Group Guides
Over 1,000 reading group guides available! Search by title or author.


The Booklist Center
Includes lists prepared by authorities in dozens of fields as well as comprehensive listings of award-winning books complete from the first year of the award to the present. Incorporates more than 200 graphics. No advertising.

Fiction-L Book and Reading Lists
Dozens of lists compiled by librarians for readers

Reading Lists by Subject
Jumping-off site for hundreds of reading lists organized by subject—compiled by Waterboro Public Library

Book Related Web Sites

The following websites will link you to book related social networking sites that allow you to organize lists of books and find others who share your reading tastes.

The Early Word
When is that next book coming out?  Who got a million dollar book contract?  Early Word is your blog for book publishing news.

Nancy Pearl
Since the release of the best-selling Book Lust in 2003 and the Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness, Nancy Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the tastemaker people turn to when deciding what to read next.

Oklahoma Center for the Book
The Center promotes the past, current, and future works of Oklahoma authors with links to websites and profiles of many Oklahoma authors, journals, publishers, and booksellers.

Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers
“Making literacy personal by putting faces with books” is the goal of this organization.  They host Tulsa’s Celebration of Books and author Teresa Miller serves as executive director.

The site for ravenous readers, with "best" lists, recommendations, and reviews.

Writing Out Loud
View author interviews in their entirety from OETA’s Writing Out Loud, hosted by Teresa Miller.

Book Reviews

Booklist Online
Booklist Online is the web-based version of the American Library Association's Booklist journal.  The online version contains over 100,000 reviews dating back to 1992 and thousands of other features.

New York Review of Books
Current book reviews for fiction and nonfiction

New York Times Book Review
Current book reviews for fiction and nonfiction.  Register for free access.

Contains over 135,000 fiction titles, most with reviews from major sources such as Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus. Requires a TCCL library card for access from home.


African-American Literature Book Club
Reviews, events, resources for writing by African-Americans

All about Romance
"The Back Fence for Lovers of Romance Novels" with reviews
Author Interviews, Awards, Bestsellers, Teen Area--all about Christian Fiction

Fantastic Fiction
This copious compendium contains bibliographies for over 15,000 authors with series lists, new books and award winners.  You can also search literary events by year.

Historical Mystery
Mysteries with historical settings, mostly pre-WWII

Historical Novels
Over 5,000 historical novels organized by time & place

Inspirational Historical Fiction Index
Blogger and author Melissa Jagears maintains this page, which is searchable by author, subject, time period, character occupation, geographical location and release date.

Internet Speculative Fiction Database
Lists and reviews for science fiction, fantasy & horror readers

Literary Gothic
The Literary Gothic is a Web guide to all things concerned with literary Gothicism, which includes ghost stories, "classic" Gothic novels and Gothic fiction (1764-1820), and related pre- and post-Gothic and supernaturalist literature written prior to 1950.

Locus Online: The Newspaper of the Science Fiction Field
"News, Reviews, Resources, and Perspectives of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror"

Mystery Writers of America
The premiere organization for mystery writers, dedicated to promoting the genre.  They’re best known for giving out the Edgar Awards.

Romance Writers of America
News, reviews and book lists

Sci Fan
Find science fiction & fantasy books in series.

SF Site
Great site for reviews and interviews

Stop. You’re Killing Me!
This site is a resource for readers of mystery, detection, intrigue & suspense.

The Thrilling Detective Web Site
A comprehensive resource on private eye fiction, and the crime genre.

Readers’ Reference

Also known as a list of author pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, working names, legalized names, pen names, noms de plume, maiden names, etc. of your favorite authors.

Book Sleuth
Can't remember the title or author of a book that you want to read or locate? Post your query on the Book Sleuth Board to get help from other readers.

No Flying, No Tights
This Web site reviews graphic novels for teens. Browse by genre (superheroes, fantasy, historical fiction, nonfiction, crime and suspense, science fiction, and "realism") or skim the "new sensation" section.

Literature Map
Try this cool reading map to help you find good readalike authors.  Like Stephen King?  Type in his name and see what other authors this database suggests

Don Markstein's "Vast Repository of Toonological Knowledge," including cartoons, comic strips, and comic books.

What’s Next?
This database helps you search series fiction and you can use this database to find all the titles in a series, in order.