Irish Times Books
Bibliomania (thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays which are absolutely free. You can read the world’s greatest fiction by authors such as Dickens and Joyce, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare’s plays, or just dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Twain, Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe.) – www.bibliomania.com
Black writers (the site aims to raise awareness of the breath and depth of black writing with comprehensive reviews and a top 100 books and authors for adults) – www.ebonyreads.com
Book Browse (offers excerpts and reviews of selected current books. “You can browse the book-jacket synopsis and author biography plus, in many cases, a reading guide and interview.”) – http://www.bookbrowse.com/
Chick Lit (completely contemporary and a guaranteed to appeal to the 16+ reader) – www.chicklit.co.uk
Crime fiction for fans of crime and mystery stories can be found at www.twbooks.co.uk
Epic Reads for teens. Check out the book filter on the right hand side of the screen (adventure, historical fiction, steampunk etc.)
Newbery Medal (given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.) – www.ala.org/alsc/newbery.html
Printz Award given annually by the American Library Association is given to the best book for teens.
Reluctant readers should have a look at www.niace.org.uk/quickreads/publicpage_about.html for zippy, bite sized books about football, fantasy, crime, chick lit and humour.
Teenreads (a place to talk about your favourite books and to find the hippest new titles. It includes info and features about authors, books, series and character s.) – www.teenreads.com
What Shall I Read Next? (20,000 reviews of favourite books suggested by ‘real’ readers as suggestions for that next unputdownable read) – www.whatshallireadnext.com
Which Book (allows readers to select books by content, mood, character, plot or setting) – www.whichbook.net
Young Readers Online Collection – http://etext.virginia.edu/subjects/Young-Readers.html