Books and Recommended Reading
Sites to Help You Figure Out What to Read Next:
Gnooks - Discover New Books
It will ask you which authors you like and then think about which other authors you might like too.
Your Next Read
Search for a book you like, and this site will recommend other books and authors you may like.
What Should I Read Next
Enter a book you like and the site will analyze its huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
Type in the name of an author you like, and you will be provided with a map of authors with similar styles. You can keep clicking on author names and make new maps.
Enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs.
Look up an author and find similar writers, as well as different author recommendation lists.
New York Times Bestseller Lists
Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre.
And the Library Staff will be happy to help you find any title you would like to read.
Sites to Help You Find the Book Title You Can’t Remember:
What’s the Name of That Book???
A goodreads group page that will help you find the book you are looking for.
Name That Book
Have you forgotten the name of a book you once read? This group is here to help you find it again.
A reddit thread to help you find the title of the book you can’t remember.
Free E-Book and E-Audiobook Sites:
Besides Overdrive (which has a huge collection of bestsellers and current e-books and e-audiobooks to download), here are some sites that do not require a library card (though it is extremely easy and free to get one):
Standard E-Books: A collection of high quality, carefully formatted, accessible, open source, and free public domain ebooks.
Project Gutenberg: a library of over 60,000 free eBooks, featuring the world’s great literature here, with a focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
The Online Books Page: Provides a searchable database to a long list of authors and books that have fallen into Public Domain. Maintained by the University of Pennsylvania, which also highlights a celebration of women writers.
Bibliomania: Thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays, in easy formatting to make it accessible to the visually impaired using screen readers and speech synthesisers.
HathiTrust: A partnership of academic and research institutions, it offers a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Many Books: More than 50,000 free ebooks in a number of genres, you can also search for books in multiple languages.
Free Computer Books: Provides books on computers/coding, mathematics, technical books, and more, as well as lecture notes. This site only provides links, the books are hosted on multiple other sites.
Librivox: provides free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers from around the world.
International Children’s Digital Library: a digital library of outstanding children’s books from around the world and in hundreds of languages.
Questia: a library of more than 5,000 free books filled with classics, rarities, and textbooks; they also offer tutorials for writing research papers.
Free eBooks.net: Offers five free books per month of fiction, nonfiction, academic, textbooks, and (children and adult) audiobooks.
ProPlay: Offers the text of professionally-produced stage plays.
Audible (Amazon): They offer some e-audiobooks for free, esp aimed at children
The Chronicles of Now: Short fiction torn from today’s headlines; major authors are commissioned to write short stories inspired by news of the day.
Ghost City Press: Offers pdfs of their annual Micro-Chapbook Series; poetry.
Junior Library Guild: Offering free access to online reading platforms. Includes access to Aiden Tyler, Quaran-Teen, a new and original story being updated in real time, illustrated, and read aloud by Rex Ogle each week.
enki: Offers open access to a large range of e-books; includes graphic novels and kids’ comics. (may be CA-based only)
Epic Stream: A list of where to find the over 450 volumes of manga being made available to read for free online.
Roadmap to Resilience: Recommended by PC Behavioral Health, this book by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. has been made free and offers help in dealing with the crisis.