Resources for Readers
- Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards
Literary awards for best crime writing and thrillers.
- Hugo Awards
Annual awards for science fiction
- Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Annual fiction award to writers from the British Commonwealth and Ireland
- Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards
Literary awards given by the Mystery Writers of America.
- National Book Awards
Presented by the National Book Foundation
- National Book Critics Circle Award
Critics honor the best literature published in English in six categories-autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
- Nebula Awards
Annual awards for science fiction and fantasy writing as selected by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
- Nobel Prize in Literature
Awarded annually, a prize for an international author who has "conferred the greatest benefit on mankind."
- Pulitzer Prizes
Several annual prizes for excellence in journalism, literature, drama, and music.
- Bestseller Lists 1900-1995
An archive listing the ten bestselling titles for every year from 1900 to 1995.
- IndieBound Bestsellers
Bestselling books as reported by independent booksellers in the U.S.
- Los Angeles Times Bestsellers
Bestsellers as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Updated weekly.
- New York Times Bestsellers
A weekly listing of bestselling fiction and non-fiction, in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats.
- Publishers Weekly Bestsellers
Bestsellers from Publishers Weekly
- USA Today Bestsellers
Top 150 bestsellers, updated weekly.
- Library Booklists and Bibliographies
Original book lists and links to book lists found around the web.
A cataloging and social networking site for book lovers.
- Reader's Advice
Book lists featuring over 10,000 fiction authors writing in over 480 subgenres.
- African American Literature Book Club
The #1 site for African American literature on the web. Includes book news, reviews, interviews, and more.
The guide for avid readers with fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming titles, author information and much more.
- Bookmarks Magazine
Online version of a magazine for book lovers. Includes archived issues and many reviews.
"Bookslut is a monthly web magazine and daily blog dedicated to those who love to read. "
Get book recommendations, keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read, form a book club, answer book trivia, and collect your favorite quotes.
Book reviews and recommendations from independent booksellers.
- Kirkus Reviews
Founded in 1933, Kirkus reviews more than 500 pre-publication books each month, including fiction, nonfiction, children's and young-adult books.
- Library Journal Reviews
Find impartial library book reviews on new and pre-publication books, best-sellers, fiction, non-fiction, literature, reference and more from Library Journal.
- Los Angeles Times Book Reviews and News
The most recent week of book reviews in the Times. There is also access to the online book reviews, and a calendar of local literary events.
- New York Times Books
The most recent week of the world's most popular book review, archived back to 1981.
A website for ravenous and omnivorous readers providing timely information about fiction and readable nonfiction.
- Publishers Weekly Reviews
Weekly reviews from international news website of book publishing and bookselling.
- Reading Group Guides
Online community and resources for reading groups.
- Words Without Borders
Reviews, translates, publishes contemporary international literature; online magazine archived back to 2003
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- California Fiction Index
Index to adult fiction which takes place in California. Index can be searched by author, title, locale, decade in which the story takes place, and/or major characters.
- Lit Finder*
Access to thousands of full-text poems, stories, essays, plays and speeches.
- Literature Resource Center*
Broad range of subject content containing criticisms, biographies, primary sources, reviews, and multimedia on writers and works around the world.
A fiction reader's advisory database. Find books by the same author, or similar books by another author. Browse by subject, genre, and theme for over 125,000 titles. Reviews, book discussion guides and annotated book lists constantly updated.
- Series and Sequels File
A listing of fiction books for adults which are part of a series, or are sequels to earlier novels. Can be searched by author, title and series name or characters.