Need to find something new to read? Look no further than this reader services page that collects some of the best resources the web can provide.
- Library Aware - Get E-newsletters about new and recommended titles in your chosen genres or subject areas. Title links lead to our catalog, where you can place requests. You can opt out at any time using a link at the bottom of each email newsletter.
- All About Romance
AAR was created in 1997 and since then has offered unbiased book reviews, author interviews, industry commentary and much more to romance readers.
One of the largest sellers of both books in print and ebooks.
- Library Extension
Add this extension to your browser and see if the books you're looking at online is at your local library.
- Library Extension
- Barnes & Noble
Brick-and-mortar bookstores are few and far between, but Barnes & Noble still offers physical stores and online shopping.
- Book Marks
A book review aggregation site by Literary Hub.
- Book Reporter
This site in the Book Report Network includes reviews and author interviews.
- Book Series
A list of every book in a series in both publication order and chronological order.
- Book Series in Order
A comprehensive list of almost every title in every series by the most popular authors and lesser known ones.
- Books & Authors
Expert book reviews, recommendations, and author biographies.
- CBC Books
Book reviews and news featured on CBC/Radio Canada.
- Early Word
Primarily for library staff, this site features news for collection development and readers advisory.
- Fantastic Fiction
Featuring one of the easiest ways to find books by author and genre.
- Good Reads
A social media website to share what you've read, what your friends have read, and what you should read next.
- Huffington Post Book Recommendations
A collection of book recommendations from the Huffington Post staff.
A community of independent local bookstores that features the best indie titles out and coming out.
- Kirkus Review
Professional book reviews with resources for book lovers, authors, and publishers.
- Library Reads
Monthly top ten lists made by librarians from various public libraries.
Enter what you’re reading or your whole library. It’s an easy, library-quality catalog. LibraryThing also connects you to people who read what you do.
The tourist map of literature. Find new authors based on the ones you've already read.
- The Millions
Welcome to The Millions, an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture since 2003.
- MostlyFiction Book Reviews
An online book review site. The reviewers love to read and to share our opinions and discoveries of literary gems and top-notch genre novels. Since 1998, they have posted over 2,900 reviews.
News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary magazines, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more.
You can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.
- The Rumpus
Essays, reviews, interviews, music, film, short fiction, and poetry—along with some comics.
The best in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.
- SJP Book Club Central
Book Club Central is a new online resource for book clubs and readers featuring book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more. Award-winning actor, producer, and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central and a passionate advocate for libraries and literacy. Ms. Parker will offer her own book selections as part of SJP Picks.
- Smart B*****es, Trashy Books
All of the romance, none of the bull****. (Contains mature language.)
- Stop, You're Killing Me!
A website to die for...if you love mysteries.
- ALSC Children's Notable Lists
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, and videos. Click the link to see their current and past lists.
- Heywood Hill Reading List
See what the staff at one of London's most renowned book store suggest for you to read.
- Modern Library
The 100 best novels ever written.
- New York Times Best Sellers
Ranked lists of the best-selling books in the United States.
- NPR's Book Concierge
More than 300 titles that National Public Radio has selected that the staff and critics loved from 2016.
- One Book, One New York
New York City and BuzzFeed combined forces to fine the best book with a relationship with NYC with New Yorkers voting for the best.
- USA Today Best-Selling Books
The 150 top-selling books across various outlets.
- Gay YA
A website designed entirely around LGBTQIA+ titles for young adults.
- LGBTQ Reads
Reviews and blogs on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer (LGBTQ) titles available for various ages.
- Rainbow Books List
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, and queer (GLBTQ) books for children and teens.
Does your library have a book club? Are you looking to start one? The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System can provide you with everything your book club needs for your next discussion!
CEFLS loans books exclusively for libraries and local book clubs to use for their discussions. Books are checked out in a sturdy canvas bag containing 12 paperback copies of each title and a printed list of discussion questions. Each bag is checked out as a single item with multiple pieces, so the person or institution checking out the bag is responsible for all pieces being returned. Library staff should count all pieces at check-in and check-out.
Book Club in a Bag kits can be checked out for six weeks, and they can be picked up and returned at any CEFLS member library. Please make sure books are returned together with the back, not separately. Request yours through the CEFLS catalog or by contacting Julie Wever in the Outreach Department.
Questions about the program or suggestions for future titles can be sent to Julie Wever.
- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
- Bettyville by George Hodgman
- Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
- The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
- Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
- I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
- Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
- Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
- The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
- Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
- Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Noggin by John Corey Whaley
- The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
- The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- Champlain Wine Company (Plattsburgh) Reading Between the Wines
- Dannemora Free Library Book Club
- Dodge Memorial Library (Rouses Point) Book Club
- Goff-Nelson Memorial Library (Tupper Lake) Book Club
- Paine Memorial Library (Willsboro) Book Club
- Peru Free Library Book Club
- Plattsburgh Public Library Teen Book Club
- Schroon Lake Public Library Book Club
- Wead Library (Malone) Book Club
- Amazon Book Club Picks
Find the perfect fit based on genres and user reviews from one of the biggest book retailers in the world.
Online book clubs and reader advisory based on social networking.
- Lit Lovers
Tons of information and resources for book clubs and solo readers.
- London's Best Book Clubs
Get some inspiration from our friends from across the pond and find out what Londoners are reading.
- Pinterest Book Club Ideas
With 118 pins and 2.23k followers, there are plenty of book club ideas to roll through.
- Read Harder Challenge
Take a step outside of your comfort zone with these titles suggested by The New York Public Library. Are you up for the challenge?
- Reading Group Guides
Another site in the Book Report Network. This one focuses on providing an online community for reading groups.
This site has tools to help you start a book club and coordinate membership, schedule meetings, track RSVPs, send messages, rate books, create a library, and get inspiration for your next book club read.
- ilovelibraries: Starting a Book Club
This site has good, practical information about creating a book club and choosing books.
- Penguin Random House: Getting Started
Get some practical guidance from a company that really knows books - since the two publishers that merged date back to 1935 and 1927.