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.
FreshFiction is a web site designed to provide easy, accessible, and informative data to popular fiction readers on current authors and their available books. We specialize in genre fiction: romance, mystery, suspense, thrillers, horror, science fiction, fantasy, contemporary, graphic and action novels. FreshFiction.com consists of author pages, book pages, reviews, columns, blog, book reviews, news, and contests.
The Blender is a tool meant to help readers find books that include more than one genre. Using the Blender is easy -- simply pick two or three genres you are interested in and click the "BLEND" button. Your results will include any title from the database that has the genres you selected. If you look at the results, you will notice that some genres will appear in ALL CAPS. This means that the genre is very prominent in the blend. Other genres might be listed in lowercase letters. This means that the genre is a part of the book, but not dominant in the story.
Gnod is a self-adapting system that learns about the outer world by asking its visitors what they like and what they don't like. In this instance of Gnod all is about literature. Gnod is kind of a search engine for literature you don't know about. It will ask you which authors you like and then think about which other authors you might like too. quick survey of three authors you have enjoyed leads you to a suggestion, which then has three options for the user to select: "I like it," "I don’t like it," and "I don’t know." Once you’ve clicked on one of those options, the system supplies the user with a new author, using that option to inform its new author and to inform future associations.
The Literature-Map is part of Gnod, the Global Network of Discovery. Literature-Map provides more than one match and visually indicates how similar the options are to the author you started with. For example, if you enter “Jane Austen,” you’ll see the names “Charles Dickens” and “Harper Lee” nearby, while David Sedaris and Terry Pratchett float nearer the margins. Click on another name on the map and that author will be brought to the center.
Provides multiple non-traditional options for finding books. You can search by: mood and emotion, country the book is set in, character and plot, or a familiar bestseller. Note that the "borrow this book" tool in this resource only links to library catalogs in the UK, not the U.S.
This guide provides a list of links to a variety of ALA's literature award winners and notable reading lists for all ages, and is offered as a source of reading guidance. Please be sure to consult your school or public librarian for additional lists of non-ALA award winners and recommended books. The titles included in each ALA list were selected by various committees and juries made up of ALA members. Books on most lists are updated annually, and cover all ages, from the very young child through adults.
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has created this database, which provides access to all of YALSA's annual selected book and media lists, awards, and honorees. These resources are developed by library staff and educators to support the collection development and readers' advisory work of library staff. These books and media have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, and span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists.
ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country. We compile lists of challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools.
AudioFile is a magazine for discovering more about audiobooks. We recommend the best listening, most interesting performances, and the audiobooks worth your listening time. We review 50 audiobooks a week, feature narrator and author profiles, and award exceptional performances with AudioFile's Earphones Awards. Our blog and podcast offer curated audiobook picks from AudioFile editors.