There are many online sites to help you find a really good read. Below you will find a selection of the best.
Whichbook Instead of starting with book titles or authors, readers start with themselves. 'I want a book that is unpredictable, very romantic' or 'a challenging book with humour'. Whichbook enables 20 million different combinations of factors and then suggests titles which closely match the reader's requests.
Reader2Reader A site for readers to share opinions. Also features the very popular Bin a Book section.
Fantastic Fiction Information on over 350,000 books. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details
Time to Read A partnership of librarians, literature development workers and reader development organisations in the North West. Includes a database of books strongly linked to the North west region.
BBC Books Book section of the BBC website
Poetry Archive World's premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work.
British Council Website for meeting other reading groups from around the world.
Lit Net Online literature centre offering access to a range of services for readers, writers, librarians and literature professionals.
Storybytes features a wide range of short stories.
First Chapter Archive enables you to sample a book of your choice
Reading the Game promotes literacy through a passion for sport
First Choice Books links to information about good reads for new readers
Penguin, Bloomsbury, Random House - well known book publishers
Reading Group Guides, Bookgroup Guide useful sites for Reading Groups to explore