Readers’ Websites

Great Websites

Book News
Lists of the latest award winning books and bestsellers!  You can choose to receive free monthly newsletters via email from the library, keeping you up-to-date on great books to checkout.
Books Should Be Free
The Books Should Be Free website offers free downloadable audiobooks from the public domain.
Book Spot
Book lists on this site include the top ten of the millennium, children’s top 100, Oprah’s selections, plus author spotlight and features.
Upcoming books and author interviews, etc. Online version of the newsletter distributed at our libraries.
This site includes author profiles and reviews.
Booktv on C-SPAN2
Each weekend, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction books from Saturday 8:00 AM to Monday 8:00 AM ET
Meet Your Next Favorite Book on GoodReads “it’s what your friends are reading!”
Enter what you’re reading or your whole library. It’s an easy, library-quality catalog. LibraryThing also connects you with people who read the same things.
Monster Librarian
Collection of horror fiction reading lists for adults and teens. Topics include vampires werewolves, zombies, horror-themed romance, and more. Also includes suggestions for scary books for children, and reviews of horror podcasts. From librarian Dylan Kowalewski.
Project Gutenberg
Click here for free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks “Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.”
Read Kiddo Read
Read Kiddo Read! We can get our kids reading!
Recommended Reading Lists
Many helpful lists of books that are available for checkout from your library.
National Novel Writing Month
Register free and join thousands of others to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1st and November 30th. Quantity, not quality, is the goal and chat forums and local events egg you on to the finish. This website will explain what it’s all about.
Literary analysis of classic works.
Readers Read
Featured sections include books to film, author directory, book giveaways and events.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
An international, professional organization dedicated to serving the people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children’s literature.
What’s Next™
Books in Series Database of Kent District Library


Original online mysteries and mystery games, chat room for sub-genres, monthly mini-mysteries, etc.
Mystery Writers of America
Lists the Edgar Award winners and links to MWA authors’ sites.
Stop You’re Killing Me
A website to die for… if you love mysteries!

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fantastic Fiction
Bibliographies on over 4,000 authors and information on over 80,000 books. You can also check by e-texts, awards and series, e.g. Star Wars has over 230 books listed.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Recommended reading lists, awards and reviews.


Western Writers
Literature of the west for the world.

Book Clubs and Reading Groups

“An online community dedicated to books and book clubs—because both enrich our lives.”
Reading Group Choices
Lists of books, some titles with topics to consider, tips on starting up a book group.