The Book Report Network

March 6, 2012

The Book Report Network is a company that provides an extensive and diverse set of book reviews. The mission of the Book Report Network is “to solve these reader dilemmas, with thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week.” The Network’s main site is the Bookreporter but their reviews are also organized by genre and reader type on a series of other websites. Links to several of their unique sites are below.  “Created for readers in their twenties, which we define as, ‘A decade. A state of mind. An age. A lifestyle. A time for self-discovery. A new perspective. An attitude. A philosophy. Independence. Freedom. A time to re-discover reading for pleasure – and FINALLY – read what you want.’ It is a place “where readers, writers, booksellers, librarians and twentysomething bibliophiles share the books they’re reading and the books they suggest you read as well. Before you come into your twenties most reading was by assignment for school with short stints for reading for pleasure, thus this is a time to broaden reading horizons and discover and explore books in a whole new way.”

Teenreads Created for teens, this website reviews young adult literature. One really unique feature is the Ultimate Teen Reading List. The Book Report Network describes this list as “over 400 titles that we believe are perfect choices for reading and discussing. Our dream is that schools will use this list to help them make their own for summer reading or, even better, suggest that students just read what they want from this list. How did we create our list? Titles range from young adult books to adult books that we think would be enjoyed by teens.”

Kidsreads Designed “for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors. Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the coolest authors and special features on great books are our specialties.”

ReadingGroupGuides Provides book group suggestions and reading and discussion guides for a wide variety of selections.


Citizen Reader – a Blog about books and other topics

May 31, 2008

Citizen Reader

This blog reviews primarily non-fiction titles. The blog will also review some fiction titles and comment on other issues about reading. It is the re-incarnation of Nonfiction Readers Anoymous, a blog about nonfiction.

Street Fiction: Urban Book Reviews and Author Interviews

September 29, 2007

The web site is dedicated to reviewing street fiction, also known as urban fiction, street lit, or gangsta fiction. One of the fastest growing genres, these books expose the reader to drugs, violence, sex and and the gritty realities of street life in urban America.

Blogging for a Good Book !

August 16, 2007

A great book blog with a suggestion a day.  The reviews are informative and concise.

Pop Goes Fiction – A Book Review Blog

February 12, 2007

Pop Goes Fiction

Book reviews by a retired librarian from the Downer’s Grove Library (Illinois)

Book Review Blogs

August 30, 2006

BookBlog at ReadersRead
Portal for book lovers with book excerpts, news and book reviews

BookSlut Blog
“Bookslut is a monthly web magazine and daily blog dedicated to those who love to read. We provide a constant supply of news, reviews, commentary, insight, and more than occasional opinions.”

HipLibrarians BookBlog
A group of YA Librarians “post information about books they like. Or loathe.”

Memphis Reads A library managed blog staff book reviews.

Readers’s Circle – Boston Regional Library System Initiative. Monthly discussion group and blog

“A review of books, websites, movies, or anything worth reviewing with comments about libraries and librarianship.” Written by a librarian.