This site is updated almost
weekly with staff & reader book reviews. Great reading lists
on a variety of topics, author interviews, even a feature that allows
you to receive personalized book recommendations via e-mail.
Here's the ultimate in trading
books across the world. Just register your book on BookCrossing,
and then leave it somewhere where someone will find it. Readers
can record their finds, allowing you to track the travels of your
book. Why keep a good thing to yourself? By the way, the
section Go Hunting offers clues you can follow to find books
hidden all over the world--there are currently 5 books hidden in Richmond
Book Divas want to know about
the latest and greatest books before they come out, and signing
in at this online book club will give you just that information!
There are also message boards where you can chat about what you're
reading with other girls who are "opinionated [about books] and ready
to share those opinions with the world."
Can't get enough fantasy fiction?
Then try this site, with its mix of reviews (with a frequently updated
"Top 5" list), author info., links to other fantasy websites, even
its own newsgroup and chat room.
This site features fiction
about teens coping with life's challenges and surviving traumatic
events. Book reviews are arranged in categories such as "Fitting
In," "Sex & Love," "Mixed-up Families," etc. You'll also
find reviews by teens, news on soon-to-be-published books by popular
authors, links to author interviews, and more.
This public library website
provides reading lists and book reviews of Young Adult titles in a
great number of subject areas, including Mysteries, Humor/Satire,
and Inspirational Fiction, among others. You'll find brief summaries
plus good quality scans of the cover art for each of the recommended
books. You can even post your own impressions of the featured
titles! By the way, these lists include books geared toward
younger teens, adult books, and everything in between.
A searchable and easy-to-navigate
online reader's advisory resource that recommends books in a variety
of categories, including science fiction, mystery, war action, and
African American fiction, among others. Although you'd find
most of these books in the adult section of a library, there is a
special section for young adult books. You can search by author,
title, genre, keyword, or "appeal factor" (length of book, its writing
Do you feel out of place in
the 21st Century, and long for the days of Jane Austen? Then
this is the place to meet and greet others of your ilk! You
can discuss the books, of course. But you can also try your
hand at creating an Austen sequel, chat with others about non-Austen
books and movies, and generally have a literary good time.
Sherlock Holmes, the famous
pipe-smoking detective, is honored on this huge site dedicated to
everything related to Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the
Victorian era. The site even includes all 60 Sherlock Holmes
stories for you to read on the web!
A frequently updated and searchable
webpage focusing on books and authors likely to interest to teens.
The site includes book reviews & excerpts, author interviews,
feature articles on subjects ranging from Anne of Green Gables
to banned books, booklists in various genres (horror, mystery, pop
culture, etc.), and a book-related newsletter you can have sent to
your e-mail address.
This site from the Bettendorf
Public Library offers an extensive list of teen book series.
You'll probably find all of your favorites, plus plenty of series
you've never heard of. In each case, the author is noted.
One particularly nice feature lists the titles for each series in
the order in which they should be read!