Book Recommendations


Use these resources to help you find a great book to read.


The American Library Association's Notable Book Lists

These yearly book lists compiled by the American Library Association feature both fiction and non-fiction titles. 

Book Reporter

This site offers book reviews, author bibliographies and much more.

Classic Reader

This site offers free online access to classic books, short stories, poetry, plays and more.


This site offers a variety of resources including book recommendations, book-centered social networking and detailed series order lists

Literature Map

Enter the name of an author and get a map of similar authors.

Missouri Center for the Book

This site works to recognize and promote Missouri authors, illustrators, booksellers, publishers, librarians and others involved in the literary arts.

The New York Review of Books

This online journal provides professional reviews of a variety of books.

The New York Times Book Reviews and Bestsellers Lists

This site offers professional book reviews and lists of bestsellering books in a variety of categories.


This website provides timely information about fiction in all genres and non-fiction.

Project Gutenberg

This site hosts the first and largest single collection of free e-books

What Should I Read Next 

Enter a book you like and this site will provide recommendations of similar books.



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