The following Web
sites help readers find new books or enhance their reading experience in a variety of ways: with
reviews, e-books, award
lists, lists of favorite or "best" books, background
information, and search tools that allow
one to search for books by genre, plot line, character type, setting, time
period, etc. These sites are useful for individual readers as well as members of
book discussion groups.
- Search for books by plot, character or setting
- Contains reviews, lists & suggestions-great for book discussion
NoveList - find books that "read alike" available to Maine
- Advice for readers
Social Networking Sites
A free online resource for
identifying stories that are set in distinct locales started by two
Book Blogs http://bookblogs.ning.com/
“Our members read books, blog
books, write books, and publicize books.”
Book Crossing http://www.bookcrossing.com
Where books take on a life
of their own. BookCrossing is earth-friendly, and gives you a way to
share your books, clear your shelves, and conserve precious resources
at the same time. A book registered on BookCrossing is ready for
Book Glutton http://www.bookglutton.com
Our intent: build an
experience that is simultaneously a book group, a computer, and a
book. Chat chapter by chapter, comment on each paragraph.
Book Jetty http://www.bookjetty.com
BookJetty is a social utility that
connects you with your friends' bookshelves and checks books'
availability in the libraries.
Book Movement. http://www.bookmovement.com/
founded in 2001 to give book clubs a way to recommend books to each
other on a national level.”
Books I Read http://apps.facebook.com/ireadit/
A Facebook application.
Must register to use.
Books Well Read http://www.bookswellread.com
The goal of BooksWellRead
is to be the online destination of choice for people who want to
'digest' what they read by capturing their thoughts in writing.
BooksWellRead has been designed to be simple, fast, and easy to use.
Crime Space http://crimespace.ning.com/
A place for readers and
writers of crime fiction to meet.
RAwiki being constructed
by librarians who were in graduate school together at Indiana
Goodreads www.goodreads.com Keeps
track of what you’ve read and what
your friends are reading. Also on Facebook.
www.librarything.com Helps you create a library-quality
catalog of your books and connects you with people who read the same
Reader2Reader. A UK network
that allows readers to discover and
suggest books to each other, chat and share reader experiences or do
author/title searchers. http://www.reader2reader.net/
Read Me. http://mssv.net/wiki/index.php/ReadMe
User editable wiki of
book suggestions and queries.
Revish http://www.revish.com Revish is
a place where people share
their reading experiences. You can use Revish to keep and share a list
of books you're reading, write reviews of books, find recommendations
from other readers, and a whole lot more.
Shelfari www.shelfari.com Allows you
to share what is on your
bookshelf with others and discover new books. Also on Facebook.
weRead http://weread.com/ “weRead is a
community for book lovers.
Whether you love classics or popular fiction; whether you love Dickens
or Dan Brown; is a place where you can find others who share your
reading tastes and through them discover new books that you will love.”
What Should I Read
Searchable database of real readers’ favourite books (over 47,000 and
growing) to suggest what you could read next.
What’s On My Bookshelf
“WhatsOnMyBookshelf, a book trading community, allows members to
exchange their books using a simple point system. Users maintain their
own profile page with friends, book inventory, and wishlists. Our goal
is to facilitate the trading of books in addition to connecting people
with similar reading interests. Sharing a book is the creation of a
common place for dialogue, friendships, and
Dark Echo - Focuses on horror books, new releases, reviews,
reading lists, e-zines
Online - The Web version of the popular SciFi mag - a great source
Twice monthly mix of reviews, articles, excerpts & reading lists
- Find and purchase out-of-print books online from thousands of stores
- Another Web used and out-of-print bookseller
-You can buy books, new and old, from this e-commerce
Maine Antiquarian Booksellers - Find all the used book dealers in Maine