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Online Readers’ Advisory Resources

General Fiction & Non-Fiction

Mystery & Thriller

  • The Hidden Staircase: Reviews and upcoming releases.
  • StopYou’re Killing Me: Indexes mysteries by subgenre, setting, timeframe, and even the occupation of the protagonist, also has an extensive list of mystery awards.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • Locus Magazine: Reviews, bestseller lists, new releases, author interviews, & industry news.
  • Worlds Without End:  Reading lists, rankings, reviews,news  and more.
  • SFSignal:  One of the best (among many) SF blogs, frequently updated reviews and news.
  • Internet Speculative Fiction Database:  Extremely detailed database of speculative fiction authors and their works, great resource if you are looking for older titles.


  • Romantic Times:  News, new releases, & reviews that feature a sensuality scale (Mild, Hot, or Scorcher) so that you know what you’re getting yourself into, plus plenty of reviews of non-romance titles from a unique perspective.
  • All About Romance: Reading lists, reviews with a sensuality scale, readers forums.
  • Romance Reviews Today: Tons of romance reviews.

Historical Fiction

Graphic Novels

  • Comics Journal: Reviews, interviews, news, and upcoming releases.
  • Graphic Novel Reporter: Best-of lists, reviews, and new and upcoming releases.
  • Grovel: Reviews, previews, indexes by writer or artist, features a graphic novel genre list and more.
  • Comics Beat: The news blog of comics culture. Includes reviews and sales information.
  • Comic Book Database: Search or browse by title, creator, character, and more. A good resource for series information.


Reading Group Resources

General Reader’s Guides

Publisher’s Guides & Selections