All About Romance This is an exemplary site with graded reviews, the Desert Isle reviews (Books that readers would like to take to a desert island), chatty essays on reading and romance, and over three dozen lists. Sections on genres and authors, links to past articles, book discussion center, award books, recommended books. This site is primarily a directory of Reader’s Advisory sites. Easy to navigate, the site divides its links into general categories, such as What to Read, Genre Corner, Where to Buy, and Behind the Books. The site also features thoughtful articles about such varied subjects as classic works that can be downloaded online, Victorian literature, and the adaptation of popular books to film.

Gnooks Another way to discover read-a-likes. This site allows you to find similar books by typing in favorite authors.

The New York Review of Books This online companion to the prestigious New York Review of Books offers select reviews from the current print edition, as well as an archive of reviews from past issues. In addition to book reviews, you can access a collection of audio clips of contemporary authors reading their works on the occasion of the magazine’s 35th anniversary (Real Player required). The site also features a gallery of caricatures by David Levine. A paid subscription is required to view all of the magazine’s current reviews.

The New York Times Book Review The electronic edition of The New York Times Book Review contains extra features not found in the print edition. At the heart of the site is the full text of all book reviews published in the magazine since 1996. Online – only features include a library of first chapters from recently published books, audio clips of interviews with contemporary authors, and specialized reading recommendations (Real Player required). To find out what Americans are reading, refer to the times’ bestseller lists.

Outdoor literature: Ron Watters, who teaches an Outdoor Literature class at Idaho State University, created “Best Book List: The Outdoor Experience.” Over 25,000 titles on crime, mystery and thrillers. Includes Agatha awards; Edgar awards; and Arthur Ellis awards.