Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love.
• Library Thing
Library Thing is a social cataloging service so that you can store and access your personal library’s metadata (the metadata is imported from other libraries and Amazon stores). You can share and connect with others who share your tastes and the site will even recommend books based on your library. While this is a very in-depth system with lots of great features, it does require a lot of time and commitment.
• Literature Map
Literature Map is not only helpful, but it is a lot of fun to play with. Simply type in an author’s name and Literature Map generates a web of other authors that have similar writing styles and genres. The closer the author’s name is to another, the more alike the authors are.
• New York Times Best Sellers
Check to see what books are most popular right now with an ever updating list!
NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities.
• What Should I Read Next?
What Should I Read Next analyzes the favorites list of all their members in order to recommend the best next read for any book. You can either just get a book recommendation for free by going to their main page and choosing a book title, and it will provide you a list of titles that others who have favorite it have also read. Or, you can join for free and build your own list of favorites to add to their extensive database.