Sites For Readers

A.V. Club - Books

What started as a spin-off of The Onion, the news-parody weekly, now has a life of its own, and a respected one at that. The books are either brand spanking new or of the moment, and the reviews are intelligent and clever.


Looking for a good book to read? Try BookBrowse! Find latest releases, whatbr other readers thought about them, and then search the SWAN catalog, all from one place.

Books & Authors

Discover a new favorite author or title with the "if you like" function, or find an in-depth critique of an old favorite.

Book Reporter

Information about new releases and book reviews.

Digital Book Index

A comprehensive source for free, downloadable, and web-based eBooks.

Famous Quotes and Authors

An online library of over 25,000 quotes from over 6,700 famous authors.

Fantastic Fiction

Bibliographies and series for over 30,000 authors.


Social cataloging site for books and book recommendations.


A social cataloging web application for storing and sharing personal library catalogs and book lists.

Literary Reference Center

Students looking for literary criticism for school assignments need look no further. This database contains articles from hundreds of well-established reference works and periodicals.

Literature Resource Center

A must for literature students. Find critical articles, biographical information, timelines, and more.

The Mystery Reader

Mystery fiction reviews, features, and author interviews.

Mystery book and resources by category.

New York Times Books

The online version of the New York Times’ Books section.

Novelist Plus

Do you love a book and want to find more like it? Novelist Plus will help you do just that, as well as provide you with complete series information, reading levels, and more.

Over Booked

Fiction and non-fiction resources for readers.

Project Gutenberg

The first collection of free eBooks in a variety of formats for download online.

Reading Group Guides

The online community for reading groups.

The Romance Reader

The latest news and views of romance novels.

RT Book Reviews

RT isn't just for Romance readers. Find reviews on Mysteries, Science Fiction, Inspiration Fiction, and more.

Sci Fi Site

Science fiction and fantasy news and reviews.


A social cataloging website for books where users create virtual bookshelves to keep track of what they have read.

Stop You're Killing Me: Mystery Books

A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense novels.

World Cat Genres

Browse dozens of fiction genres for hundreds of titles, authors, subjects, characters, locations, and more, ranked by popularity in the world's libraries.