LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO READ?
Beat everyone to the waiting list by using Clues Unlimited to find upcoming mystery titles, as well as mysteries for children and British imports.
Can't remember the name of the third Harry Potter book? Check out What's Next, a comprehensive database from the Kent Library District, MI, that allows you to find a fiction series by genre, author, series name or book title.
If you'd like to make some virtual friends with similar reading interests, join Librarything, "the world's largest book club," to find reviews, link up with other book lovers and best of all, use the free online database to catalog and then display your personal library.
Novelist (available with a DPL card) helps you find read-alikes by title, author, or series as well as book discussion guides and thematic book lists. Search by age of reader and then by 11 types of fiction including Canadian, horror and fantasy.
Rate 20 books that you've read, and Goodreads will find insightful recommendations for you. Also browse fiction and nonfiction by dozens of genres, take a book quiz or peruse a book list, such as Books That Should Be Made Into Movies or Little Known Authors Worth Reading.
Kirkus Reviews is an objective and authoritative source for reviews on new titles. Check out lists such as Most Anticipated Book of 2012 and 10 Books about the American Legal System. Or peek at reviews of soon-to-be-released books in every genre and be notified by a free email newsletter when new titles are released.
Since 1942, the New York Times Best Seller List compiles weekly rankings on fiction, nonfiction, children's and eBooks based on sales figures from both retail and wholesale vendors.
Amazon has editorial reviews, but it's more entertaining and sometimes more helpful to read reviews from customers, some of which have been collected in "A Grab Bag of Hilarious Amazon Customer Reviews."
For fun, quirky and brief book reviews, don't miss the new Denver Public Library Staff Reviews. Any employee can contribute, so a wide variety of titles and viewpoints are represented. Below is one of our 30-Sec Staff Pick videos.