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Literature, Books and Reading

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The following Web Resources are not a part of the Library eResources, but are freely available on the Internet. The resources listed were selected by Thousand Oaks librarians because they provide valuable information and are useful for researching the subjects.

American Library Association Booklist
Online version of the book review magazine.

BookBrowse
The guide for avid reviews with fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming titles, author information and much more.

Bookspot.com
Access booklists and reviews.

Goodreads
Get book recommendations, keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read, form a book club, answer book trivia, collect your favorite quotes.

Kirkus Reviews
Major library review publication.

LibraryReads
National public library staff picks list of the monthly ten most recommended titles.  The focus is on adult publications, and the previous months are archived on the site.

Online Books Page
An index of free online texts in all languages, both general and specialized.

Project Gutenberg
30,000 free eBooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader.

Reading Group Choices
Look here for ideas of books and discussion topics for your reading group.