Our Favorite Book Lover's Websites

Click on any of the links below to search for fiction books to match your preferences or needs (and please ask a librarian if you would like further assistance):

  • ALA VOYA - The American Library Association’s “Voice for Youth Advocates” lists of recommended Young Adult books.
  • BookBrowse - You’ll find book group reading guides here, author information and “read-alike” suggestions.  
  • Fiction DB - Many search functions, including series titles in order, authors’ pseudonyms and biographical information. 
  • Goodreads - Share your book recommendations with other booklovers.
  • Gutenberg.org -The Gutenberg Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to digitizing classic books and making them available for free.  The entire text of many books may be read online or with an e-reader.
  • IndieBound - Bestselling book lists from independent booksellers (members of the American Booksellers Association).                             
  • Juvenile Series and Sequels - The Mid-Continent Library in Kansas City, Missouri, provides various ways to search for young adult series books.
  • Library Thing - Catalog what you have read into your own online library, and share reviews.                              (membership fee). 
  • Mystery Writers of America - Lists the Edgar Award nominees and winners in various categories.
  • Nancy Pearl - Nancy Pearl, book reviewer on Public Radio and expert Reader’s Advisor (and the model for a “librarian action figure”), has her own book review site with book group tips too.
  • Novel Crossing - Search for titles in Christian fiction sub-genres.
  • Poetry Foundation - A feast for poetry readers.
  • Romance Writers of America - Search for titles in romance sub-genres.
  • Seattle Public Library  - See the staff’s well written and extensive reading lists for adult fiction.
  • Teen Reads - Suggestions for Young Adult readers from a publisher, The Book Reporter. 
  • KDL What’s Next? – The Kent District Library, in Kent County, Michigan, provides a database to search for the sequence of adult fiction with series characters. If you can’t remember the title or author in a book series, try the character name search.