Ten Great Sites For Book Lovers

While we all have our favorite book blogs to read throughout the week, if you’re like me you’re always on the lookout for quality websites devoted to books and reading. You probably all know about Goodreads, Book RiotThe Millions, but there are other sites a book lover should be visiting on a frequent basis. If you enjoy books and reading as much as I do, you’ll love these ten additional sites. Free free to visit them and you can thank me later.

  1. Book TV – If you watch cable TV, you’ve probably noticed on the weekends C-SPAN2 turns into Book TV. On Book TV’s companion website you’ll find videos of authors talking about their books as well as great in-depth interviews. A MUST for nonfiction fans.
  2. Arts and Letters Daily – Not only does this site post brief descriptions of, and links to tons of thought-provoking articles, essays and opinion pieces but it also includes links to book reviews. I’ve been a huge fan of this site for years and highly recommended it.
  3. Five Books – This used to be part of The Browser until it got spun-off and became its own site. Five Books rounds up subject matter experts to interview on the five best books on a chosen subject.
  4. The Reading Lists – This professional looking site features interviews with a wide array of talented and accomplished people discussing their favorite books and what they’re currently reading.
  5. Literary Hub –  According to the site’s creators, “Lit Hub is a site readers can rely on for smart, engaged, entertaining writing about all things books.”
  6. RealClear Books – A old buddy of mine told me about this site a few years ago and I can’t thank him enough for doing so. Just like Five Books got it’s start with The Browser, RealClear Books grew out of the political website RealClear Politics. Here you’ll find frequently updated links to reviews of the latest books people are talking about.
  7. Washington Independent Review of Books – Full of book reviews and related features this Washington, DC-based website was started by writers who were ” frustrated by the disappearance of high-quality book reviews and book-review sections in major newspapers.”
  8. The Christian Science Monitor – I’ve been a fan for decades. Not only are there great book reviews, there’s section where readers can recommend books as well.
  9. The Rumpus – This one is fairly new to me. The edgy and slightly in your face Rumpus prides itself as “a place where people come to be themselves through their writing, to tell their stories or speak their minds in the most artful and authentic way they know how.”
  10. Project Gutenberg – Boasting 54,000 free eBooks, this is the place if you’re looking for free electronic copies of great works of literature by writers like Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Twain. I usually use this site in tandem with Amazon so I can download free stuff to my Kindle.
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  1. Brain Pickings is also a great place to get turned on to a variety of books from philosophy to poetry, science to science fiction.

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