Friday, November 11, 2011

Great Websites for Readers

   Are you always looking for the next best book? Well there is good news. The internet has lots of websites that can help you.  With the help of these websites below you can find awesome books and reviews.

1) Goodreads, is an online community of readers. Here you can find reviews or you can rate books, monitor reading progress, and review your read books.

 2) Librarything, another great online reading community where you can catalog all the books you have read and even create different groups like books you own, lent out, or would like to read.

3) Indiebound, is a great resource for finding books that are not mainstream. Featuring Indie next list, Indie bestsellers, and Indie community.

4) YAbookcentral, has a huge database of young adult books that are reviewed and rated. The books on the website are organized into latest fiction added, latest non fiction added, top reader rated,  most reviewed books, hottest books, advanced search, and an a-z index.

5) Youtube, believe it or not is a great tool for readers. You can search a title of a book and author finding  their book trailers. There are also a lot of great book reviewers on Youtube and can subscribe to their channel.

6) Teenreads, features books for young adults. The site has reviews, authors news, interviews, and contests.

7) Cybils, is a site for literary awards. Every year it features finalists and winners in many different categories including  fantasy and sci fi, graphic novels, and nonfiction. It also has an archive of past winners and finalists going back to 2006.

8) Yalsa, a young adult lit service and a division of ALA. You can find young adult award winning books and booklists.

9) Sparknotes, is great way to remember details about a book you read months or even years ago. This site gives you detailed summaries on each chapter. Or can be used to find out what a book is about by reading a quick overview.

What are some of your favorite sites?

R.J. Ropsen

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