Readers’ Advisory

  • AudioFile Magazine resource dedicated to the audiobook industry, reviews audiobooks for consumers
  • Book Lists from the Carnegie Library of Pitttsburg, lists are tailored to the Carnegie Library but can be useful to any reader
  • Book Lust recommended reading from readers’ advisor,  Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust
  • Booklist Online searchable book reviews from the American Library Association
  • Bookmarks Magazine comprehensive book reviews and coverage–books by genre, web reading lists, articles on historical fiction, great mysteries, etc.
  • Booknotes for non-fiction book lovers–from C-SPAN’s author interview show
  • BookPage online version of “America’s Book Review”
  • Books and Authors “looking for a good book, but not sure where to start?” you will need to enter your library card number
  • Books in a Series from the Monroe County Public Library in Indiana, series books written for children
  • bookspace from the Hennepin County Library–”find a good book”, features an “if you like” author search
  • Dorothy L best of lists, discussion forum and related web sites for mystery lovers
  • The Fiction_L Booklists from the Morton Grove Public Library–search for books by genre, character, setting, subject, author, or audience
  • Guys Read “books for guys”
  • International Reading Association: Children’s Choices recommended children’s literature with titles chosen by children themselves–from the International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council
  • Juvenile Series and Sequels database containing over 20,000 books in series titles for young adult and juvenile readers from the Mid-Continent Public Library
  • Kidsreads: Books Into Movies film adaptations based on books for kids under 13
  • LAPL Series and Sequels list of fiction books for adults that are part of a series or sequels, from the Los Angeles Public Library
  • Mystery Book Lovers reviews, lists of authors and their detectives, and “if you like” lists
  • National Book Foundation award winning books from 1950 to present, reading lists
  • National Education Association: Resources and Materials lists of recommended children’s literature–part of the Read Across America program
  • The New York Review of Books online version of the NYRB with seachable archive
  • Newbery Medal Homepage lists of nominees and past winners of the annual award given by the American Library Association for contributions to children’s literature
  • Stop, You’re Killing Me authors and chronological lists of their titles, lists by occupation  of the sleuth
  • Teen Books and More fiction and nonfiction book reviews by teens and the library staff of the Carnegie Library in Pittsburg, also reading lists in various subjects
  • Teenreads: Books Into Movies film adaptations based on books for readers ages 13 to 18
  • What’s Next?: Books in a Series search series fiction by author, series, or title–from the Kent District Library
  • whichbook.net select books by mood, plot, character type, or setting, large print or audio options