Looking for a book to read? Here are some sites we like for recommendations on what to read next.
General Book Lists
Maynard Library's Books and Bagels
The Friends are starting a new kind of book discussion, where we invite everyone to suggest books and authors in a different category every month. You can participate in person or online at our blog.
Minuteman Library Network Booklists
This site compiles a number of book awards including the National Book Award, the Booker Prize, and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Minuteman Top Requests List
Here are the 50 most popular books in the Minuteman system.
Where to discover "your next great book." Pick up a copy of BookPage's monthly newsletter at the library or subscribe to their e-mail newsletter.
The New York Times Bestsellers List
Lists of print and e-books in fiction, non-fiction, advice, politics, business, graphic and children's categories.
NPR Best Books of 2012
Broken into many different categories, these are the selections from National Public Radio critics. Each critic's list is presented separately. Click on the article names to read each critics' comments about the books.
Publisher's Weekly Best of 2012
Best books from Publisher's Weekly magazine. Separated into top 10 lists by genre.
Books and Authors
Keep track of your reading lists, read and write reviews, and explore new books by genre. This resource also contains author biographies.
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Contemporary Literary Criticism - Select (CLC-Select) is an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works, and sources for further study.
Find new books to read. This resource contains a best books list, author read-alikes, book reviews, author profiles, and book discussion guides.
Online Resources by Genre
Mystery Readers International
Mystery Readers International is the mystery fan/reader organization which gives the Macivity Award.
Mystery Writers of America
Website of the organization which gives the Edgar Awards, the most prestigious awards in the genre.
Excellent resource for science fiction books, updated daily with over 80,000 book entries. Especially useful for keeping track of series and searching by theme.
*Magazines are located on the second floor of the library, next to the elevator.* Magazines can be checked out, except for the most recently received issue.
New York Review of Books (weekly)
New York Times Book Review (Part of the NYT Sunday edition. This item cannot be checked out).