There are many websites devoted entirely
to books or which carry book reviews. Some of these are listed below.
If you know of any more that you feel would be helpful to our users, please
notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org
whichbook.net provides readers with a completely new way of choosing what
Instead of starting from the overwhelming choice of books available, this
site allows readers to specify what type of book they want to read –
sad or happy, long or short, expected or unpredictable- and to choose
the character, plot and setting. The site then presents a list of books
(with short extracts and readers’ comments) to match the specified
Guardian Unlimited Books
A wealth of information on books including reviews, complete first chapters,
author profiles, recommended reading lists and listings by genre - both
fiction and non-fiction, from The Guardian and Observer newspapers.
Reading Group Guides
Contains hundreds of printable reading group guides grouped by theme,
both fiction and non-fiction in addition to advice on starting and running
a book club and choosing which books to read. There are lists of the most
requested reading guides – a useful one for bookclubs.
Reviews, bestseller lists, excerpts and 'customers who bought this book
also bought …' lists. Books can be ordered online on this site.
The Barnes & Noble Review is an online publication that brings readers
smart and useful appraisals of books, music, and DVDs, as well as essays,
interviews, and other features.
BookSpot.com is a site that simplifies the search for the best book-related
content on the Web. Both adult and children's books are featured. Some
of the useful categories are - must-see websites, prizes and awards, author
spotlight, genre spotlight and lists such as ’50 Best Film Adaptations’.
BookPage is a monthly book review, carrying reviews of fiction, non-fiction
and children’s books in addition to author profiles.
Book Report Network
The Book Report Network contains book reviews, features, in-depth author
profiles and interviews. Young adult books are also featured.
A literary smorgasbord of the best current books - each summarized and
extensively excerpted. Reviews, reading guides and ‘readalike’
suggestions for each title are supplied.
PROGRAMMES ON RTE - TV and RADIO THAT DISCUSS
Arena – RTE Radio 1 Monday –
Friday 7.00 – 8.00pm
Arena features guests and items from the worlds of movies, television,
music and literature. Presented by Seán Rocks, the arts and culture
programme looks at what's on in the world of arts and entertainment.
Arts Tonight – RTE Radio 1 Mondays
The programme runs a series of one-hour specials, in-depth one-on-one
interviews and panel discussions around the arts in Ireland and internationally
The Book on One – RTE Radio 1
Monday – Friday 11.10pm
A celebration of the best of writing from all over the world, each week
is given over to excerpts from a single book, read by the authors themselves
or by a selection of readers.
The Works – RTE TV Fridays at
Presenter John Kelly and his team go behind the scenes in the worlds of
books, film, music, theatre, visual art and more