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Reading Resources

60 Years of the National Book Awards- 78 Fiction Winners

To celebrate the 60th year of the National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation will present a book-a-day blog on the Fiction winners from 1950 to 2008.

Book Beast

Excellent book resource located on Tina Brown's "Daily Beast" website. Features interesting author interviews, book reviews and esoteric book lists.


BookPage is a monthly book review publication that serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. Most genres are represented here and readers can submit their own reviews.

Greenwich Library Staff Picks

Discover what our erudite staff is reading. Click here for Fiction and here for Non-Fiction.

Indie Next List

Drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells, epitomizes the heart and soul of passionate bookselling. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem.

Library Thing

Create an account, catalog your books and become a book reviewer on the site. Interact with people who share your tastes and discover new books and authors.

Modern Library's 100 Best Novels and 100 Best Non-Fiction Books

Full of the classics for sure but, there are some overlooked gems to be found in this list. Also see the accompanying "Reader's List" where the Ayn Rand Appreciation Society apparently stuffed the ballot box.

New York Times

Home to the revered best seller lists and so much more. You can read the "Sunday Book Review" here as well as all the Times book and author coverage.

NoveList Plus

This database allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. Besides locating books to read, users can learn more about books and authors through Author Read-alikes, Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks.

NPR Books

Hear and read NPR's book news. The site also contains informative critics' lists and reviews.

Oprah's Book Club

Find out who's writing career just got a huge boost.

Reading Group Guides

Not sure what to have the group read next? Take a look here.

Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness is a free e-newsletter about books and the book industry. Discover the 25 best books coming out this week as selected by our industry insiders (Tuesdays and Fridays).

Stop, You're Killing Me

A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.