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Celebration of Woman Writers
A useful resource on literature by women, searchable by name, country, date or ethnicity.
Interactive site with free online access to the full text content of 180 literature guides.
Very similar to Cliffs Notes.
All you wanted to know about authors from the Victorian period.
Books written for adults that have appeal for young adults, ages 12 through 18.
Each year the readers of Locus magazine vote for their favorite science fiction, horror, and fantasy books among other categories.
Modern Library’s 100 Best Books
The goal of the “100 Best” project was to get people talking about great books. They succeeded beyond their wildest imaginings.
National Book Awards
These prestigious awards were established in 1950 to recognize American literary works of exceptional merit.
National Book Critics Circle Awards
Honors outstanding writing in six different categories annually.
Voted on by active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Nebulas have been awarded to outstanding and popular works of science fiction or fantasy since 1965.
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Established in 1917 and endowed by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, prize categories include distinguished works of fiction and nonfiction published by an American author.
These award winners represent the best novels in romantic fiction, and are presented annually by the Romance Writers of America
A huge amount of reviews for fiction books, including upcoming titles, reviews, suggested reading lists.
Get personalized recommendations, keep track of what you've read and what you want to read, play trivia quizzes, and collect your favorite quotes.
Library review journal with reviews of adult, teen and children’s books.
National public library staff picks list of the monthly ten most recommended titles. Includes both fiction and non-fiction. Past titles are archived.
Los Angeles Times Book Review
The most recent week of book reviews in the Times.
New York Review of Books
Available in full-text back to 1996, this is probably the most literary book review publication.
New York Times Book Review Section
The most recent week of the world's most popular book review, archived back to 1996.
All the best from NPR.
Oprah’s Book Club
They may skew depressing, but her picks are popular!
Reading Group Choices
If you need some help finding great books for your reading club, this site is your answer.
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Big Book Search
Search for a book using keywords based on what you remember from its cover.
What’s That Book Called
A helpful site for when you can’t remember the name or author of a book but you remember details about it. Maybe someone else on the site can help.
Other Websites of Interest
Science Fiction / Fantasy
Worlds Without End
All about science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Grammar, Writing & Style
Common Errors in English
An alphabetical listing of a multitude of commonly found mistakes in grammar.
The Elements of Style
The classic standard for writing well.
Works Cited 4U
Helps students, writers, and researchers format citations for bibliographies.
The Writing Center (University of North Carolina)
Excellent site providing massive amounts of information on writing for students and others.
Copious collection of classics which includes fiction, poetry, reference, and non-fiction.
Provides Open-Access scholarly publishing services to the University of California and delivers a research platform to scholars worldwide.
Free Books: 100 Legal Sites to Download Literature
Yes, they’re all free!
HathiTrust Digital Library
A partnership of academic and research organizations, this site offers millions of titles from libraries world-wide.
Gives free access to books, music and movies via this non-profit digital library.
This was the first online site for free texts and has thousands of available classics from all over the world.
Self-published books by Indie authors are available here. Click on the “Free” button at the top to access the free titles.
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
The compendium of quotations searchable by date, author, and subject.
Easily searchable by author or keyword.