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Reader's Nook

Dear Reader
Sign up for online bookclubs reading fiction, horror, mysteries, romance, sci fi, business, general nonfiction, and others genres. Every day Dear Reader will e-mail you a 5-minute sample. By the end of the week you’ll have read 2 to 3 chapters. If you’re hooked, we probably have it at the library.

To access this database, go to our Databases Page and click on the Literature/Criticism/Authors heading. (Fort Worth Residents only)

Library Aware Newsletters
Are you looking for a few good books to read? Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. We’ll deliver reading lists right to your inbox along with new gems, bestsellers, and related titles. Select from fiction, horror, mysteries, romance, sci fi, business, general nonfiction, and other genres. (Fort Worth Library card required)

Library Reads
The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.

NoveList Plus
Assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles; contains materials for all ages with subject access to over 100,000 fiction and non-fiction titles, updated quarterly, as well as full-text reviews, annotations and summaries.

To access this database, go to our Databases Page and click on the Literature/Criticism/Authors heading. (Fort Worth Residents only)

Book Discussion Groups

Fort Worth Library Book Discussion Groups
We have a number of lively book discussion groups that meet regularly at our branches. There’s one near you!

Best Seller Lists

New York Times Best Sellers
Includes best sellers in hardback and paperback, in fiction, non-fiction, advice, and children’s.

USA Today Best Sellers
A weekly list of the top 150 best selling titles. The list is unique in that it includes a mix of adult and children’s fiction, non-fiction, hardbacks, and paperbacks.

Publishers Weekly Bestseller Lists
Best seller lists and other book news from the bookselling industry’s trade magazine

Christian Bookstores Association Best-Seller Lists
The Christian Marketplace best-seller and category top-seller lists are compiled from actual sales in Christian stores. Includes lists for Christian living, fiction, music, videos, and children’s titles.

Web Sites for Book Lovers

African American Literature Book Club
This impressive site is overflowing with great information. There are tons of reviews, information about authors, discussion boards, and more. Recently profiled authors include Mary B. Morrison, Jacqueline Woodson, and Queen Latifah.
A monthly general interest book review featuring the best in new releases. Author interviews, reviews, and topical reading suggestions. Includes picks for audio books and children’s books.

Book Reporter
Celebrating their 10th year connecting readers with books and each other, the Book Report Network offers reviews, author profiles, and features to help you find your next great read. Whether you’re just looking for something good, want to write about a book that disappointed you, or want to tell the world about a book you couldn’t put down, helps you discover and discuss good books.

The Internet resource dedicated to new titles, new authors, and the general scoop on the book industry. Themed book lists, publishers’ home pages, author interviews and biographies, publishing statistics, and much more.

Blog and website that brings together librarians and publishers. Provides tips on forthcoming hot titles and books in the news.

Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more.

Social networking for book lovers! LibraryThing is a home for your books and a community of over one million book lovers.

Nancy Pearl
When you need help picking something to read, turn to a professional! You’ve heard her on NPR, you’ve seen her books, Book Lust and More Book Lust, at the library and book stores. Check out watch her monthly book talks on the Seattle Channel’s video-on-demand.

A resource for ravenous readers. Special efforts are made to alert readers to books that they may not become aware of via other book-related resources. Like a good library, Overbooked is intended to provide access to all kinds of book-related information. So, with any luck, there will be something to please almost everyone and perhaps something to offend almost everyone.
Keep up with what’s going on in the book publishing world. Industry news, publishing trends, interviews with authors, reviews, and more.

QBR: The Black Book Review
QBR is the first national book review exclusively dedicated to books about the African experience. In its pages you will find fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s books, health and lifestyle management, writers from Africa and the Caribbean.

Romance in Color
The premier site with a focus on the African-America romance, offering reviews, reading recommendations and occasional special features on authors or publishing lines.

What’s Next?
The Kent District Library’s searchable databases helps you find out what’s next in your favorite series fiction.
Uses a sliding scales to generate recommended book titles. A British site, and the recommended titles reflect it.

Last updated: June 15, 2016

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