Search for novels by specific elements of plot, character, setting, style and theme. Currently searches over 25,000 titles.
Information on BBC programming about books, art and reading.
Includes fully searchable full text editions of over 2,000 classic works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and reference titles.
BiblioTravel identifies novels by the place they are set, allowing you to explore the world through fiction. Search or browse by place. Register for free to add your own suggestions.
If you don't have much time to read, try this site which condenses books into a few words.
Book review site covering a wide range of titles, old and new. Includes a collection author interviews, plus a number of book lists. Fiction, non-fiction and children's books are all covered.
Got a book you think the whole world should read? Then set it free. Put it out in the wild, then tell Bookcrossing where you left it so someone else can hunt it down. While you're there, see where you can find a book that's been released.
A database of book prize information. Covers major book prizes, literary awards and prize winning books. Browse by prize, authors or books. Each book entry has a description and links to reviews. Up-to-date book prize news is provided by Google.
A vast collection of links to book related sites. Including news, reviews, author interviews, literary awards, genres, online book discussions and a list of frequently asked book questions.
Booktrust runs book prizes and projects to encourage readers. Includes an event listing, forthcoming fiction and writers resources. Also provides links to publishers sites and to literary prizes and award sites.
Cyprus Well, the Literature Development Agency for the South West raises and distributes funds for literary projects. Site includes a community section, news, grants, authors and publisher offers.
enCompass is a worldwide reading group, the place to find your next book and talk about books with other readers around the world. It has full details of over 5,000 books for all age ranges and is full of useful features.
If you enjoy reading fiction this is a brilliant website for finding bibliographies of over 10,000 authors and information on over 200,000 books. Find out the next in the series and what’s new in horror, mystery, romance, historical, fantasy and science fiction.
The books pages from Guardian Unlimited include news, reviews, author biographies, first chapters and more.
Catalogue the books you own and use tags to organise your collection. LibraryThing is social networking for book lovers. Find and connect with people with similar reading tastes to you. Use the Book Suggester
tool to find books you may like based on what you've already read.
Helps you to choose your next read. You can download opening extracts, read reviews, and if you register, there's a like for like recommendation tool to help you to discover new authors and a monthly newsletter about newly published books.
Project Gutenberg provides access to thousands of books for free. All the texts included can be downloaded. Because of copyright law nothing published after 1923 is included, but you'll find most of the classics.
Fast-paced, bite-sized books by bestselling writers for emergent readers.
The Reader Organisation is a national charity dedicated to bringing about a Reading Revolution; to improve reader development and bring about social change, making it possible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to enjoy and engage with reading, build community and improve individual wellbeing.
The Reading Agency is an independent charity with a mission to inspire people to read more.
Over 1600 guides giving advice and ideas on how to start up or get the best out of your reading group. Techniques and ways of understanding and discussing the books you've read, expert advice on how to choose books and how to run a successful reading group.
A similar site to the Gladstone City Library site, this time from the Los Angeles Public Library.
The SfS welcomes anyone with an interest in oral storytelling, whether teller, listener, beginner or professional.
A perfect website for all fans of crime. This website was set up by enthusiasts with the aim to list the complete works for a particular crime author. It is lets you search by author and links to information for each of their books.
UKLA is a registered charity, which has as its sole object the advancement of education in literacy.
Enter a book you like and a database of real readers' recommendations will suggest something else for you to read.
whichbook.net uses a number of sliding scales to help you choose your next read. You can select things like happy or sad, romantic or realist. The results are short reviews which also have 'where next' suggestions.
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