(A valid Minuteman Library card is needed for home access).
- Books and Authors: Browse fiction, or type a title into the Search box and get information on the book, including "recommended similar titles." See also the useful lists under the "Expert Picks" link.
- Literature Resource Center: Literary criticism, author biographies, and entries from Gale reference works.
- NoveList: Fiction reviews, author read-alikes, book discussion guides, recommended reading lists, award lists and feature articles.
Social Media Sites
- Goodreads: A social media site for book lovers. Discover and create personalized shelves of books to read, track books you have already read and share your opinions about books with friends.
- Library Thing: Create a library-quality catalog for your personal book collection while discovering new books through social networking.
- Shelfari: Amazon’s social media site for readers.
Resources for Book Clubs
- Book Group Buzz: “Book group tips, reading lists, and lively talk of literary news from the experts at Booklist Online.”
- Book Movement: Trying to find your next book club book? Sign up to receive weekly emails of suggested book club reads and browse reviews.
- Books on the Air (Bookletters): Books featured this week on television and NPR
- Massachusetts Book Awards reading guides
- Oprah's Book Club (Bookletters) from the woman who got America reading.
- Reading Group Choices: Discover great book club reads and get advice on running your book club.
- Reading Group Guides: Need discussion questions to help run your next book club meeting? This online community for book clubs has over 3,600 searchable guides.
- What should I read next?: Enter the title or author of a book you enjoy and this site will provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
- FictFact: Track your favorite fiction series and receive free alerts to remind you when new books in the series you follow are being published.
- Juvenile Series and Sequels: Discover complete series in children’s literature. Series are classified into three audiences; Juvenile Easy (JE), Juvenile (J), and Young Adult (YA).
- What’s Next: What title comes next in a series of books? Use this site to discover all the books in a particular series.