Need a Little Help Finding Your Next Great Read?
Blogs and Online Magazines Just for Readers
So many blogs! Check out some of these personal web pages curated by ravenous readers.
"I Know the Cover Was Blue!"
When you can't remember the author or the title, but you really want to find the book!
Organize Your Reading Lists
If you have trouble keeping track of all the books in your To Be Read pile, these sites will help you keep your reading lists organized.
Book Lists - Fiction
Allure: Hollywood Heyday: The Glamour and the Grittiness
"Hollywood isn't a place, it's a way of life" -- Helene Hanff
Back in the Office
Remember offices? If you enjoy novels about corporate culture - check out this list of titles about office life.
fiction featuring curmudgeons, grumps, grouches, grinches, sourpusses, and other solitary creatures.
Danger! Plot Twists Ahead!
Fiction with unexpected twists and turns, propulsive plots, and some surprise endings.
Disobedient: Women Who Stepped Out of Line
"Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere". -- Mae West
Don't Squat With Your Spurs On
genre mash-up: westerns plus: horror, fantasy, science fiction, and more!
Funny How It All Began
Titles that are all first in a series, but various fiction genres: mysteries, romance, science fiction, and more. All of them are also very, very funny.
Indomitable: Women Who Survived (and Thrived) Against All Odds
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will" -- Mahatma Ghandi
Majesty: Queens, Princesses, Consorts, and other Royal Women
"heavy is the head that wears the crown"
Mostly Southern, a little bit redneck gothic, kinda gritty, somewhat bleak; but all good.
"Most Ardently" - Jane Austen Re-mixed
Prequels, sequels, re-imaginings, modern day re-tellings, and other homages to Jane Austen classics.
Native American Fiction
Fiction of all kinds - historical, contemporary, funny, sad, even horror - by or about Native Americans.
Decidedly irreverent fiction featuring angels, demons, assorted lesser gods and deities, and even the Big Guy upstairs.
Scandalous: Ladies With Less-Than-Perfect Reputations
"Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea" -- Henry Fielding
Too Much Tumbleweed in Their Blood to Settle Down
Contemporary fiction with classic western themes, settings, or characters
The Truth Is Slippery
Unreliable narrators in fiction. Can you ... trust them? Believe anything they say? What happens when you catch them in a lie? "Who you gonna believe? Me or your lying eyes?"
Booklists - Nonfiction
Great books. All true.
Gap Year for Grown-Ups
Very few of us have the time (or privilege) to take a year off from work or family obligations. But we can read some true accounts of people who did.
The Ignominy of Abundance, the Plight of Plentitude; or, First World Problems
A problem at odds with most of the world -- that of having too many things, too many choices -- an abundance of stuff.
Money! Money! Money!
Books to help you get your financial house in order - whether you are managing millions, or living paycheck to paycheck.
Passport Not Necessary
Humorous travel memoirs. Stay home with your feet up while you explore the world.
What a Disaster:
True tales of the fury and splendor of Mother Nature, man made disasters, and their survivors and victims.
On Beyond Chick Lit
“Chick Lit” has evolved from a somewhat derogatory term for “fluffy” contemporary romance into a genre of literature that is not exactly highbrow, but very popular — and quite addictive.
Check out these lists of contemporary romance fiction that go way beyond “chick lit books”.
From 20-somethings just starting on careers (and romance!) to finding love at any age, the Brits know how to do contemporary fiction.
Contemporary fiction featuring players, geeks, nerd boys, hipsters, dude bros, and just regular guys.
Read Around the World
Fiction from ALL the continents
Fiction from the most inhospitable place on Earth, which has no permanent human residents.
Fiction from the continent with all the superlatives: the oldest civilizations, biggest land mass, most people, most languages, highest mountains, tallest buildings.
Fiction from the continent with less than 10% of the world's population - but they consume 50% of the world's chocolate!
Fiction from the only continent that includes all of the major "biomes" (types of "climate").