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Need to find read-a-likes or criticism for your book discussions? Looking for audiobooks or novels that have exactly the kind of characters, plot, or tone that you love? Novelist has all of this and more, and only requires your library card.



Follow these links to find up to date lists of bestsellers.

Online Book Reviews

Chicago Tribune Books

Kirkus Reviews

New York Times Books

NPR Books

Publisher’s Weekly

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.


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