General Fiction Resources - Available Free Online
There are many free Internet sites that have loads of information for the leisure reader.
- Adult Reading Round Table - Genre study notes, annotated booklists, and more, from a group of Illinois librarians and library staff who are interested in promoting literature and reading for pleasure.
- All Readers - This is not the prettiest web site, but it does contain a lot of information, including ratings on the level of violence, bad language and sexual content in specific books.
- Book Browse - Current fiction and nonfiction by author, title, and genre. Also book discussion guides, best sellers, and “Favorite Book” award winners.
- Genre Fluent - Homepage of Diana Herald, author of Genreflecting. Hundreds of annotated titles, accessible by author and genre.
- Gnooks - Computer generated reading lists and read alikes. Check-out the fun "map of literature" feature.
- Library Booklists - Links to more than 1400 library booklists and read alike lists. Fiction and nonfiction included.
- Overbooked - Self proclaimed “web site for ravenous & omnivorous readers. Overbooked provides information about fiction and readable nonfiction.”
- What's Next? - Do you need to know the order of your favorite series? Look no further than the What's Next?: Books In Series™ Database of Kent District Library.
Literary Fiction Resources - Available Free Online
Do you like your fiction literary? These sites are for you.
- Book Browse - They claim to search out only the most interesting and well written books and then provide you with reviews compiled from multiple sources.
- Indie Bound - Recommendations from independent booksellers.
- The New York Times Book Section - Reviews, articles, news and a blog all within the scope of Literary Fiction.
Mystery and Crime Fiction Resources - Available Free Online
These websites will help you find killer new books and authors.
Mystery Fiction Websites
- The Cozy Library - Find authors who specialize in the classical mystery style.
- The Gumshoe Site - News, award winners, access to author sites, and more.
- Historical Mystery Fiction - Includes a complete author list and also a breakdown for specific periods.
- Mystery Net - Genre lists, author interviews and fun solve it yourself mini mysteries.
- The Mystery Reader - Tons of reviews!
- Stop, You're Killing Me! - Files mysteries by genre, location, job of the main character and location.
Crime Fiction Websites
- Crime Time - News, reviews and interviews from this British Magazine.
- January Magazine's Crime Fiction - Reviews and more reviews.
- Library Booklists: Crime and Mystery Fiction - Links to all kinds of genre lists.
- Overbooked - Compiles starred reviews from multiple sources; includes mystery, crime and suspense fiction.
Romance Fiction Resources - Available Free Online
Yearning for romance? Fall in love with one of these resources.
- All About Romance - This website has been in operation for over ten years - they must be doing something right!
- Overbooked Romance Reviews - Compiles reviews from multiple publications for Romance and Romantic Suspense reading.
- Paranormal Romance - Find all kinds of information regarding this Romance sub-genre.
- The Romance Reader - Reviews and more reviews. A great site if you are looking for Romance sub-genres.
- Romantic Times - The online version of this magazine has tons of reviews and recommended reads.
- Romance Writers of America - Not many reviews but a great site for author information, including their websites, and current Romance releases.
Suspense and Thriller Fiction Resources - Available Free Online
Find your next thrilling read with the help of these sites.
- International Thriller Writers, Inc. - This site represents thriller writers from around the world; find information about authors and their works.
- The Mystery Reader - It's not just for mystery buffs. Look for the links for "Suspense," "Thriller" and "Romantic Suspense" to find reviews.
- Suspense Romance Writers - Search by author, title, series or character to find reviews and more.
Horror Fiction Resources - Available Free Online
Hunting for haunting tales? Check out these gruesome pages.
- The Black Glove - Horror Culture and Entertainment Magazine; also check out their right gutter for a list of "Horrorheads to Watch."
- Dark Scribe Magazine - An online magazine about "the books that keep you up at night." Contains reviews, interviews, articles, essays and even their own awards all dealing with "dark fiction"
- The Horror Fiction Review - The reviews, editorials, archives, and interviews are typically very thoughtful and well organized.
- The Horror Writer's Association - Sponsors of the Bram Stoker Awards
- io9 - An online science fiction magazine that also covers horror.
- Monster Librarian - Librarians talking about horror (for all age groups).
- Weird Tales - "The Unique, Fantastic, and Bizarre."