Books / Reading

BookLettersis now available! BookLetters is an email newsletter and readers advisory service on books, authors and what's happening at the library. You can get a current list of the New York Times Bestsellers sent directly to your inbox, or get a list of recommended reads, and so much more!

Novelist
Novelist is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. The database contains materials for all ages including picture books, childre's "chapter" books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. The product's database provides enhanced subject access to over 100,000 fiction titles.

Access to this premium web-based content is one of the privileges of holding an OSL ( Ocean State Libraries) or Lincoln Library Card. The link goes directly to this paid database within the Library.

BookBrowse: Your Guide to Exceptional Books:
A good book does more than simply entertain - it leaves you mentally richer than when you started it. BookBrowse seeks out these gems from both established writers and first time authors - novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just 'page-turners', and thought-provoking non-fiction that entertains as it informs.

Overbooked:
Provides literary and genre fiction information.

The Booklist Center:
"The web's largest selection of book lists."

Rhode Island Center for the Book
The Rhode Island Center for the Book was created to celebrate reading, writing, making and sharing books across Rhode island, and is a cooperative effort of many Rhode Island readers, writers, publishers, librarians, educators and book artists.

The Romance Reader:
Contains book reviews for romance readers, as well as author interviews, and more.

The Mystery Reader:
Are you a mystery fan? If so, you'll want to visit this site. 

The Thrilling Detective Web Site:
For fans of private eyes.

The New York Times: Books
Here you can read book reviews, bestseller lists, first chapters from fiction and non-fiction, and much more.