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Adult Readers' Advisory

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The following links are to help with readers' advisory.  Some are just fun to play with and others have an overwhelming amount of information!

 

General Fiction and Some Non-Fiction

http://www.fictiondb.com/

Has great book lists and more! 

 

http://bookpage.com/

Lots of book reviews. 

 

http://librarybooklists.org/index.html

Welcome to Library Booklists! This website consists of four sections: original booklists on various topics, primarily but not entirely focused on themes, places, characters, and plots of crime novels; annotated lists of other booklists, primarily but not entirely focused on fiction, for adults, kids, and teens; a growing calendar of authors' birthdates, organized by month, with links; and some resources for reading groups (discussion questions, recommended books, how to start a group, etc.).

http://overbooked.org/index.html

A web site for ravenous & omnivorous readers. Overbooked provides information about fiction and readable nonfiction.

Overbooked originals include annotated lists of nonfiction, fiction and mystery books which received starred reviews, themed booklists, featured titles lists and hot lists of hard cover US fiction releases and notable books. Established 1994. This site contains large files.

 

http://www.bookreporter.com/

Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see? Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it?

We know what this feels like. The Book Report Network aims to solve these reader dilemmas, with thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more every week. We hope you'll visit our websites and discover why since 1996 the Book Report Network has been the best place online to talk about your last great read --- and find your next one. 

 

Overbooked

Overbooked originals include annotated lists of nonfiction, fiction and mystery books which received starred reviews, themed booklists, featured titles lists and hot lists of US fiction releases and notable books. This site contains large files. It is a volunteer project.

 

Adult Reading Round Table Nonfiction Genre Study The Adult Reading Round Table is a Chicago based group of readers advisory librarians who, as part of their collaboration, do genre studies.

Incorporating Nonfiction into Readers’ Advisory Services This article from Reference and User Services Quarterly is a useful starting point for thinking about non-fiction readers advisory work.

 

Science Fiction 

http://sfsite.com/

This site provides reviews for science fiction books.

 

http://locusmag.com/index.html

This site has a lot of resources for science fiction books including:

  • ·  News -- Awards nominations and results, death notices, and major publishing developments. (For more extensive news about publishers, authors, books sales, etc., see Locus Magazine.)
  • ·  Features -- Occasional reviews and essays, including annual best-of-year surveys, and special items every April 1st.

 

Romance

http://www.theromancereader.com/

This site provides book reviews and ratings for romance books.  It is published by a local librarian.  Check out how they rate books!

Sensuality Ratings

G - Love scenes, but little or no sex.

PG - Non-descriptive sex, nothing graphic.

PG-13 - More descriptive, but nothing wild or kinky.

R - Lovemaking, and plenty of it - described in lots of detail.

NC-17 - Ouch! Don't burn yourself. This book is hot, hot, hot!

 

Mystery

http://www.themysteryreader.com/

Provides reviews and lists for mystery books.

Rates the books.

 

http://stopyourekillingme.com/index.html

Stop, You’re Killing Me! is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. We list over 2,600 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 30,000 titles), both series (3,000+) and non-series.

 

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