Selected Free Readers' Advisory Websites
A special thanks to Joyce Saricks, National Readers' Advisory Service speaker and writer, for the initial list.
Have a new recommendation or notice a broken link for one of the websites? Please Contact Valerie Osborne, Northeastern Maine Library District consultant.
- Primarily Fiction, with Biography and History genres the only nonfiction sections. Search by author to find reviews.
- Bibliographic information, as well as published review and customer comments on a wide range of titles. Genres lists, including best sellers by genre, and book discussion questions.
- Amazon.com's Movers and Shakers
- What's hot!
- Adult Reading Round Table
- Genre study notes, annotated booklists, and more.
- Authors on the web
- Author news, websites, bibliographies, and more
- Baker & Taylor's Fast Facts
- Weekly email notification of new books and publicity
- Information similar to Amazon's
- Current fiction and nonfiction by author, title, and genre. Also ratings (critical and member), book discussion guides, best sellers, and "Favorite Book" award winners
- Portal site for hundreds of book-related sites, including best sellers lists, award winners, and assorted reading lists
- Dear Reader
- Formerly Chapter-a-Day offers a variety of fiction and nonfiction book clubs.
- Entertainment Weekly Book Page
- Keep up-to-date on popular culture
- Fiction_l (subscribe through Morton Grove webrary below) Premiere readers' advisory mail list.
- Provides an opportunity to find reading suggestions and readalikes
- IndieBound (formerly known as Book Sense)
- Titles promoted in independent book stores
- Library Journal Best Sellers and PrePub alert
- Most popular books in libraries, based on contributions from reporting US libraries and advance notice of popular titles.
- Library Booklists and Bibliographies
- Links to more than 1400 library booklists and readalike lists, fiction and nonfiction.
- National Public Radio
- Check both the Books and Arts and Culture sections
- Self-proclaimed website for "ravenous" readers. Reviews, links, and lists galore.
- Readers Advice
- Offers author biographies and subject-based similar authors
- Readers Advisory Link Farm
- Project of University of Indiana library school
- Reading Group Choices
- Fiction and nonfiction reviews and discussion guides
- Reading Group Guides
- Fiction and nonfiction discussion guides
- What's Next?
- Best guide to series order. Not annotated but access by author, title, or series title.
- Cindy Orr's RA Roundup on Libraries Unlimited's RA Blog
- Weekly updates on books and media for librarians. Covers 200+ blogs!
- Early Word
- Nora Rawlinson's daily update on hot new titles
- Bookweb at Williamsburg Regional Library (VA)
- And their award-winning blog: http://bfgb.wordpress.com/
- Reviews in popular media
- Audiobook catalogs for nonfiction ideas