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Fan blogs, publishing blogs, librarian blogs, and genre blogs.
- Amazon’s Omnivoracious
- Ann Arbor District Library
- ArtsJournal Blogs
- Blog of a Bookslut
- Buzz, Balls & Hype
- Cindy Orr’s RA Run Down is found on Libraries Unlimited’s Reader’s Advisor Online Blog
- Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s blog reviews.
- Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
- Critical Mass
- Dear Author
- The Elegant Variation – check out its huge blog roll to find even more book blogs
- Fresh Eyes Now
- Good Ton–A Resource for Readers of Regency Romance Novels
- In the Bookroom is a blog from Library Journal
- Likely Stories is a blog from Booklist
- The Millions
- The New Yorker Between the Lines
- RA for all is written by a Dominican University RA teacher
- Reading the Past (which also has a long blog roll of other historical fiction blogs)
- Smart Bitches Trashy Books
- Amazon’s Mover’s and Shakers shows the biggest gains in the past 24 hours.
- Baker and Taylor’s Fast Facts shares information on the week’s bestsellers, new releases and hot book titles.
- New York Times has several lists of bestsellers.
- USA Today Bestsellers
Get information for your bookgroup or find out what other book groups are reading.
- Readers Group Choices has fiction and nonfiction discussion guides.
- Litlovers has mini summaries, author bios, and publisher’s discussion questions.
- Supper Sleuths, the Lucius Beebe Library’s Mystery group.
These are the major sites that also include bibliographic information, published reviews, and customer comments. They also have genre lists and best sellers.
- Barnes and Noble
- Indie Bound (formerly Book Sense) markets to and for independent booksellers.
- International Thriller Writers
- LOCUS Online
- Mystery Writers of America
- Romantic Times
- Science Fiction Awards Watch
- Bookspot is a links to many book related sites, including bestseller lists, award winners, and reading lists.
- The Arts and Letters Daily from the Chronicle of Higher Education gives links to newsworthy events in the humanities.
- Reader’s Advisory Link Farm
- Yahoo Directory
Reviews from Publishers, Newspapers, and other resources
- Kirkus provides reviews on fiction, nonfiction, teen, and children’s items.
- Library Journal does reviews and supplies bonus features like Xpress Reviews, Prepub alerts, Collection Development, and In the Bookroom sections.
- Publisher’s Weekly has reviews and online sales with their Weekly Online Sales Calendar (found under Announcements).
- Booklist shares some reviews and lists on their site. You can also sign up for the reviews to be sent out as well with their Read Alert subscription.
- All Reviews does book reviews from many sources, lots of biography and history genres.
- Early Word has new title alerts, hot title info, and author chats.
- Entertainment Weekly reviews books news and notes.
- National Public Radio has reviews and interviews with authors.
- New York Times and their book reviews.
- Shelf Awareness has free newsletters with reviews and interviews.
- Southern Connecticut State University’s Readers’ Advisory Resources
- Reader’s Advisory Mailing List from Morton Grove Public Library (IL)
- Bookbrowse recommends books and has book discussion guides, bestseller lists, favorite book award winners, and ratings by critics and members.
- Gnooks gives readalikes and reading suggestions.
- Readers Advice has author biographies and subject based similar authors. Not entirely current with all lists.
- Mass Libraries Reading Recommendations provides theme booklists for children through adults.
Series Book Lists
- What’s Next helps you figure out the title of third book in the seventh series written by that author you’ve just discovered. Searchable by title, series, and author.
- Stop You’re Killing Me has mysteries, thrillers, suspense titles by genre location, author and title.