Tuscaloosa Public Library - Book List & Reviews
Tuscaloosa Public Library – Book List & Reviews

Book Clubs

Oprah’s Books – Read about books seen on the show, Oprah’s selection of books that make a difference, her personal favorites, and find out how to host a book club.

Reader Resources – Resources from Random House. The Book Group Corner offers reader’s companion guides that provide background and stimulate discussion on specific titles.

Readers Circle – Free zip code-based directory for book clubs, reading groups, and literary salons of all kinds. Intended to connect those interested in talking about books, either in person and over the internet. Reader’s Circle also has authors available for over-the-phone visits with groups that have selected their book.

Reading Group Choices – Locate books that are good to discuss, plus discussion guides for hundreds of titles. Includes advice for group leaders.


Book Lists

Kent District Library What’s Next Database – This unique database helps you find the book order for your favorite series. Users can search by book title, series title or author.

ALA Best Books – Current and past winners of the American Library Association’s Outstanding Reference Sources and Notable Books awards.

AwardWeb – Collection of literary award information.

Bestseller Lists 1900-1998 – From the Publishers Weekly lists.

BookBrowse.com – Books selected from bestseller lists that have been recently published in the USA, with an excerpt of each one; plus reviews, author bios, interviews, bestseller lists & reading guides.

Genreflecting – Find titles and authors in these genres: historical fiction, crime, romance, science fiction and fantasy. Also includes a teen section.

National Book Awards – National Book Foundation winners by category.

Pulitzer Prizes – Past winners and finalists by category.

Series and Sequels – Search by author, title, series or character.


Books & Reviews

Book Reporter – Current book reviews and author interviews.

Book Page Online – Many book reviews and author interviews.

Book Riot – Reviews and commentary on books and reading.

Electronic Books – Read or download a book on your computer!

Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism – American and British literature pre-1500 to the 20th century.

New York Review of Books – Select Table of Contents for current reviews, or search the Archive for past reviews.

New York Times Books – Requires a free initial registration. Contains over 50,000 book reviews since 1980.

Overbooked (Book Links) – A resource for readers featuring Fiction and Mystery titles which received three or more starred reviews from major review sources.

Readers’ Advisor Online – Readers’ advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.

Writers are Readers: where authors review books – An online publisher of book reviews written exclusively by authors of book-length fiction and nonfiction.


Books Meta Sites

BookSpot – Awards, reviews, bestsellers, book stores, e-books, book groups, and more.

BookTV – Podcasts and TV listings of nonfiction authors in the news.

NPR Books – News about books, author interviews, and podcasts.


Online Book Buying

AddALL – Provides price comparisons for over 35 online bookstores. Notice the separate link for Used Books.

Best Book Buys – Provides price comparisons for 20 online bookstores.



Alibris – Search for used, rare, and hard-to-find books. See the FAQ file for information on how to search for autographs, letters, and ephemera (vintage movie posters, magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, maps, etc.)

BookFinder.com – A mega-search site for used, rare and antiquarian books as well as new books. Go to the Booksellers page to search their individual suppliers.