The Next Best Book Club discussion

323 views
Revive a Dead Thread > Other than good reads, what are your favorite book/reading websites?

Comments Showing 1-29 of 29 (29 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Kevin (last edited Jan 23, 2009 10:35AM) (new)

Kevin (manchesterunited) I am constantly looking for my next favorite book or author. What websites help you find yours? Thanks!


message 2: by Heather (new)

Heather (hsditto) Hi Kevin! I absolutely love Barnes & Noble's website. It's so easy to search for and find new books and authors on there. Very user friendly! I really like how you can search by subject and then also have the ability to narrow it down into specific categories. You might check them out, if you haven't already :)


JG (The Introverted Reader) There was a thread about this a while back, and of course I can't find it now. The one recommendation that I bookmarked off that discussion was http://www.literature-map.com/

Type in the name of an author you like and it will pull up other authors that you might like also. They closer the other authors' names are to your author, the more alike they are. It's a lot of fun!


message 4: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9861 comments Mod
Barnes and Nobles used to be mine as well, but ever since Goodreads added the book previews, I really have no need to go there....


message 5: by Josie (new)

Josie (maid_marian) Amazon's Listmania is good, there's also this site www.whatshouldireadnext.com, where you can make a list of your favourite books, then do a 'show similar lists' or 'what should I read next?' based on what you like.


message 6: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 4891 comments I used to have several, mainly of bookshops. Then I came to Goodreads and that was it. Then I camr to this group and I don't go further anymore.


message 7: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Lol, same here Jeane. I used to go to Amazon to find out about a book, maybe carefully read a review but I don't do that any more, unless GR doesn't have the description of the book listed.

Although this website: http://www.lovereading.co.uk/ is not bad I think but I never used it.


message 8: by Kevin (new)

Kevin (manchesterunited) Heather wrote: "Hi Kevin! I absolutely love Barnes & Noble's website. It's so easy to search for and find new books and authors on there. Very user friendly! I really like how you can search by subject and then al..."

Thanks Heather! I can't believe I never looked there. lol It does look like a great site...thanks!


message 9: by Kevin (new)

Kevin (manchesterunited) JG wrote: "There was a thread about this a while back, and of course I can't find it now. The one recommendation that I bookmarked off that discussion was http://www.literature-map.com/

Type in the name o..."


Thanks JG...this one looks really interesting!


message 10: by Kevin (new)

Kevin (manchesterunited) Lori wrote: "Barnes and Nobles used to be mine as well, but ever since Goodreads added the book previews, I really have no need to go there.... "

I definitely spend more time on this site than any other. Thanks for setting up this great group!


message 11: by Kevin (new)

Kevin (manchesterunited) Josie wrote: "Amazon's Listmania is good, there's also this site www.whatshouldireadnext.com, where you can make a list of your favourite books, then do a 'show similar lists' or 'what should I read next?' based..."

Thanks Josie! I love this idea!


message 12: by Heather (new)

Heather (hsditto) You're welcome, Kevin...Have fun!


message 13: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 25, 2009 04:34PM) (new)

I haven't found any, or really interested in finding any sites like goodreads.. I'm getting increasingly more addicted to Goodreads and I'm afraid if I find another site like this my whole day would be devoted to constantly checking and updating my account(s). :0

But for shopping and such I usually always use Amazon, my mommy likes to buy my books from there. :)
& I usually search for new books and authors on Barnes and Nobles.


message 14: by Linda (new)

Linda | 887 comments I have found several good books at www.bookbrowse.com.


message 15: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen | 53 comments if your a mom, cafemom has a few good book lover forums i love! thats how i found out about this group actually.


message 16: by Nikki (new)

Nikki Boisture | 121 comments That sounds great Gretchen...I'm going to check it out!

Also, I love paperbackswap.com.


message 17: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen | 53 comments nikki, if you join go a head and friend me on it, my screen name is snowfishmommy. its very addicting! all the forums are crazy and you can pretty much find a forum for EVERYTHING!


message 18: by Susan (new)

Susan | 15 comments I know this isn't exactly what your asking for but I love www.swaptree.com for book trading. They also have book reviews that I believe they import in from Amazon. It's a US based site and all you do is list the books you want to trade and then list the books you want. They will pair you up for a trade and all you need to pay for is shipping. I've traded 24 books already and LOVE IT!


message 19: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Ah, I forgot about swapping sites...

I used to like www.bookmooch.com until I couldn't afford the masses of book requests I kept getting!


message 20: by Mary (new)

Mary Crabtree (boonebridgebookscom) | 42 comments I really like "Chekhov's Mistress" and my other favorite is the "The Elegant Variation"

for major review lists of new books coming out I like the Washington Post on line.


message 21: by Leanna (new)

Leanna (leannerd) | 73 comments fantasticfiction.co.uk is definitely one of my favorites.


message 22: by Pam (new)

Pam I prefer Bookins.com for my book trade. I have been able to get rid a lot of my books w/o swapping for more.

The other book discussion site that I have been a VERY frequent member of for the past year is readinggroupguides.com


message 23: by Bird (new)

Bird (thebird) I have been using www.novelaction.com, which is different from other book-swapping websites in that you send your books in to a central location rather than to a specific person. I've had great experiences with them so far.


message 24: by Dorie (new)

Dorie (dorieann) | 430 comments Some sites I frequently visit are:

Curled Up With a Good Book
http://www.curledup.com/

Bookreporter.com
http://www.bookreporter.com/

Publishers Weekly Book Reviews
http://www.publishersweekly.com/commu...




message 25: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (sureshot26) | 94 comments If you're a mystery fan, I highly recommend The Poisoned Pen (http://www.poisonedpen.com) and their blog, Poisoned Fiction (http://poisonedfiction.blogspot.com). I get a lot of recommendations from them, as their reviews are brief but editorial enough that you can get a good sense of the book.


message 26: by GracieKat (new)

GracieKat | 864 comments www.abebooks.com is a good site to buy books but this is the first site that I've come across where the people actually talk about books. Three of them that I looked at were mainly their own little cliques that talked about anything but books.


message 27: by Janny (new)

Janny (jannywurts) | 142 comments This is my favorite site for picking my fantasy reads.

Not only are the listings very accurate and complete, the site's reviewers complile their titles, arranged by star ranking. It's extremely easy, at a time-pressed glance, to tell whether the taste of that particular reviewer is a match.


http://www.fantasyliterature.net/



message 28: by Ashley (new)

Ashley  (angelashly) | 160 comments I am on the nest book club message board all the time.


message 29: by Bree (new)

Bree (coffeebeanbookshelf) I mostly hang out here (lol) but if I'm in the mood to check out some new books I might have missed here (since I mostly rely on seeing what friends are adding to their lists to add to my own here), I check out Amazon, Chapters Indigo and the last few months I've been checking out the indiebound.org at the first of the month to see what's coming up that might be interesting.

I swap books at BookMooch all the time, though. :)


back to top