Resources for Readers
Book Riot is bookish site covering all things literary, from book news and commentary to reading recommendations across every genre. Book Riot is the largest independent editorial book site in North America, and home to a host of media, from podcasts to newsletters to original content, all designed around diverse readers and across all genres.
Electric Literature is a nonprofit digital publisher with the mission to make literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive. They are committed to publishing work that is intelligent and unpretentious, elevating new voices, and examining how literature and storytelling can help illuminate social justice issues and current events.
Your Guide to Fiction Books. Search over 300,000 lists of fiction books. Browse series, pseudonyms, synopses, and sub-genres.
Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations! Find new and interesting books by browsing personalized recommendations based on books you've read and your favorite genres. See what your friends are reading, write book reviews, and keep track of what you want to read.
Book reviews and recommendations from the most trusted voice in book discovery.
Manage and catalog your home library! This online software lets you create multiple libraries, catalog books, movies, music, and video games, lets you create tags, leave notes, import/export, and much more.
LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books and comes up with suggestions for what to read next.
Lit Hub is a single, trusted, daily source for all the news, ideas and richness of contemporary literary life. Each day Literary Hub is proud to showcase an editorial feature from one of its many partners from across the literary spectrum: publishers big and small, journals, bookstores, and non-profits.
Reading Group Choices is your resource for book recommendations, book club discussion topics, and reading group guides. They have been selecting interesting books for reading groups since 1994. Reading Group Choices partners with publishers, independent bookstores, public libraries, and authors to develop resources to enhance the shared reading group experience.
Free (and legal) Places to Download eBooks
Catapult publishes award-winning fiction and nonfiction of the highest literary caliber, offers writing classes taught by acclaimed emerging and established writers, produces an award-winning daily online magazine of narrative nonfiction and fiction, and hosts an open online platform where writers can showcase their own writing, find resources, and get inspired.
Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. Google Books is a service from Google that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition, and stored in its digital database.
LibriVox Audio Books offers unlimited access to over 24,000 free audio books thanks to the dedicated work of hundreds of volunteers who record, edit and distribute the books. New releases are prepared daily, and the entire catalog spans the breadth of world literature, including novels, history, biography, short stories, poetry and more in both fiction and non-fiction.
Project Gutenberg offers over 59,000 free eBooks. Choose from their free e-pub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks”.
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Other Readers' Resources
Engage students in reading practice with authentic books and nonfiction articles. Strengthen reading skills essential for learning in any subject by practicing with comprehension quizzes and reading activities.
Enter a book you like and the site will analyse their huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs.