Looking for a good book?
These online resources will help you discover new books and connect with other book lovers.
- List Books, Share Thoughts, Meet People. The name is from Anobium Punctatum, which is the proper name for bookworms.
- A free online resource for identifying stories that are set in distinct locales started by two librarians
- Book Blogs
- “Our members read books, blog books, write books, and publicize books.”
- Book Crossing
- Where books take on a life of their own. BookCrossing is earth-friendly, and gives you a way to share your books, clear your shelves, and conserve precious resources at the same time. A book registered on BookCrossing is ready for adventure.
- Book Glutton
- Our intent: build an experience that is simultaneously a book group, a computer, and a book. Chat chapter by chapter, comment on each paragraph.
- Book Jetty
- BookJetty is a social utility that connects you with your friends' bookshelves and checks books' availability in the libraries.
- Book Movement
- “BookMovement.com was founded in 2001 to give book clubs a way to recommend books to each other on a national level.”
- Books I Read
- A Facebook application. Must register to use.
- Books Well Read
- The goal of Books Well Read is to be the online destination of choice for people who want to
'digest' what they read by capturing their thoughts in writing.
Books Wel Read has been designed to be simple, fast, and easy to use.
- Crime Space
- A place for readers and writers of crime fiction to meet.
- RAwiki being constructed by librarians who were in graduate school together at Indiana University.
- Keeps track of what you’ve read and what your friends are reading. Also on Facebook.
- I Read Wiki
- A collaborative website by Iowa librarians of reading suggestions.
- Library Thing
- Helps you create a library-quality catalog of your books and connects you with people who read the same things.
- A UK network that allows readers to discover and suggest books to each other, chat and share reader experiences or do author/title searchers.
- Read Me
- User editable wiki of book suggestions and queries.
- Revish is a place where people share their reading experiences. You can use Revish to keep and share a list of books you're reading, write reviews of books, find recommendations from other readers, and a whole lot more.
- Allows you to share what is on your bookshelf with others and discover new books. Also on Facebook.
- “weRead is a community for book lovers. Whether you love classics or popular fiction; whether you love Dickens or Dan Brown; is a place where you can find others who share your reading tastes and through them discover new books that you will love.”
- What Should I Read Next?
- Searchable database of real readers’ favourite books (over 47,000 and growing) to suggest what you could read next.
- What’s On My Bookshelf
- “WhatsOnMyBookshelf, a book trading community, allows members to
exchange their books using a simple point system. Users maintain their own profile page with friends, book inventory, and wishlists. Our goal is to facilitate the trading of books in addition to connecting people with similar reading interests. Sharing a book is the creation of a common place for dialogue, friendships, and ideas.”
Are you interested in discussing books with other book lovers? Join one of the Library's Book Clubs!