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Book Lists and Reviews

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.

Book Lists and Reviews

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 two million titles.

Booklist 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 advertising.

Bookpage - gives reviews, interviews, and a link to Oprah's Book Club.

BookSpot - links to bestsellers, book reviews, online books, lists, children's materials, awards and online magazines.

What's Next Database - lists titles in series in a database searchable by book title, author or series title.

Wired 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 spoken.

OnLine Magazines

Booklist is the online version of the American Library Association publication that reviews the most notable new fiction and nonfiction titles.

Book Browse - author interviews, book discussion guides, book reviews and excerpts of new titles are available on this page.

The 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 300 in-depth interviews with poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, critics, musicians, and more.

January Magazine - great site that reviews fiction, children's books, and a variety of non-fiction titles in a searchable format.

Locus - covers the world of science fiction, fantasy, and horror with reviews, essays, book lists and some author interviews.

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 eBooks. (Note: RT Magazine in print is available for checkout in Reader Services).

Words Without Borders - an online magazine of international literature.