Useful Websites
Books & Reading

Websites to help you track your reading, find new books to read, and connect with other book lovers.

Discover, Track, Connect!

These community websites let you do it all. Keep track of what you read, and what you want to read; discover new books based on what you like; see ratings and reviews from other users, and add your own; join communities of readers; and more.

The world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Find and share books you love! See which books your friends are reading. Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read. Check out your personalized book recommendations.

Track the books you’re reading, catalog your library, discover new books you’ll love, and connect to other readers.

Fantastic Fiction
Search and browse bestselling fiction, follow your favorite authors, keep a list of books you want to read, track the books you’ve read, and find similar books.


Reading Groups

Reading Group Guides
The online community for reading groups, brought to you by The Book Report Network. Information about books and their authors. Discussion questions and reading guides. All to get your club talking.


Genre Books

All About Romance
With over 7,000 romance novel reviews and new ones every day, hundreds of romance author interviews, blogs, our popular romance reader forums, industry coverage, and more, All About Romance continues to be the romance destination of choice for millions of readers.

Cozy Mystery List
Everything you need to find your next cozy mystery read.

Stop You’re Killing Me!
Stop, You’re Killing Me! is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. We list over 4300 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 49,000 titles), both series (5000+) and non-series.



Enter three of your favorite authors to receive new author recommendations.

Literature Map
Enter an author’s name to explore a cloud of similar authors. The more people like an author and another author, the closer together these two authors will move on the Literature-Map.

Read-Alikes by Book Browse
Handpicked read-alike recommendations for almost 4000 books and 3000 authors.

What Should I Read Next
Enter a book you like and the site will analyze its huge resource of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next


Reviews and Recommendations

Book Browse
An online magazine for booklovers – including reviews, previews, “behind the book” backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more. They say that exceptional books do more than just tell good stories – they leave you mentally richer than when you started them. BookBrowse seeks out these gems from both established writers and first time authors.

Book Marks from Literary Hub (LitHub)
Book Marks scours the most important outlets of literary journalism in America each day and assign their book reviews a letter grade. When a book is reviewed at least three times, those reviews are averaged into a result at Book Marks.

Library Reads
Reviews by public librarians who want to help connect their favorite books to as many readers as possible! And to showcase the incredible power that public library staff has in helping to building word-of-mouth for new books, and the important role they play in creating audiences for all kinds of authors.

Shelf Talk
A blog about books, movies, and more. Powered by the Seattle Public Library.


Free eBooks

Open Library
Access tens of thousands of ebooks on a variety of subjects. The ultimate goal of the Open Library is to make all the published works of humankind available to everyone in the world. While large in scope and ambition, this goal is within our grasp. Achieving it will require the participation of librarians, authors, government officials and technologists.

Note: Although many public and academic libraries have expressed support for the Open Library and its Controlled Digital Lending model, IA is facing an ongoing lawsuit filed in June 2020 by several publishers, accusing the Open Library of distributing “digital bootleg versions” of books online.

Project Gutenberg
Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for you to enjoy.

Standard Ebooks
The Standard Ebooks project is a volunteer-driven effort to produce a collection of high quality, carefully formatted, accessible, open source, and free public domain ebooks that meet or exceed the quality of commercially produced ebooks. The text and cover art in our ebooks is already believed to be in the public domain, and Standard Ebooks dedicates its own work to the public domain, thus releasing the entirety of each ebook file into the public domain. All the ebooks are distributed free of cost and free of U.S. copyright restrictions.