|There are many wonderful internet sites of particular interest to readers. Those listed below offer some good points to jump off on your own quest.
Note: Although we have tried to provide sites that are current, the Internet is a constantly evolving resource. Therefore, there are no guarantees for the types of materials accessible via these sites.
African American Literature Book Club - Reviews and news for African-American book buyers.
AllReaders.com - featuring detailed book reviews from all genres as well as featured authors, latest book reviews.
Amazon.com - provides book reviews and summaries for over 2 million
BookLetters - can help you find your next good read. Read BookLetters e-newsletters online or in your email.
Center - one of the largest selection of book
lists on the web - currently 253 lists in 62 categories:
fiction, nonfiction, popular and scholarly - and no
Bookpage - gives review, interviews, and a link to Oprah's
BookSpot - links to bestsellers, book reviews, on-line books,
lists, children's materials, awards and on-line magazines.
Next Database - lists
titles in series in a database searchable by book
author or series title.
For Books - offers free downloads of stories,
essays, interviews, and poems. Literature began as
an oral art, long before written words and printing.
Enjoy bookish pleasures while mobile, listening to
the subtleties of word sounds and capturing feelings
when they're not in the words, but in the way they're
Subscription Sites - St Charles Public Library Patrons may also access subscription sites (you will need your library card number) via our Premium Search Databases menu, which includes the following:
- Lit Finder
Full-text poems, stories and essays on literature. (Guided Tour)
- NoveList Plus
Fiction and nonfiction guide for all ages. Find read-alike books and authors, book reviews, book group discussion questions and author websites.
Booklist - is the online version of the American Library Association publication that reviews the most notable new fiction and non-fiction titles.
Browse - author interviews, book discussion guides,
book reviews and excerpts of new titles are are available
on this page.
Chicago Tribune - book reviews (some quite lengthy)
author interviews, literary essays, and literary events
around Chicago are presented here.
DNA of Literature - read, search and download
any or all of over three hundred in-depth interviews with poets,
novelists, playwrights, essayists, critics, musicians, and more.
Magazine - great site that reviews fiction, children's
books, and a variety of non-fiction titles in a searchable
Locus - covers the world of science fiction, fantasy, and
horror with reviews, essays, book lists and some author
RT Book Reviews - This searchable book review site covers all aspects of romantic novels, including those that blend into other genres such as mystery, paranormal, science fiction and inspirational. Other features include a blog, video interviews with authors, an active forum and reviews of e-books. (Note: RT Magazine in print is available for checkout in Reader Services).
Words Without Borders - an online magazine of international literature.