Sites to Help You Find Your Next Book

Following any of the below links will take you to sites not created or maintained by the Tyler Public Library or the City of Tyler.


African American Literature   Book club books by and for African Americans


Biographile New releases and forthcoming titles


Austenprose A blog for all things Jane Austen and regency - reviews of books, movies, and television.

BookSpot  A commercial Reader's Advisory website by StartSpot MediaWorks, Inc. that includes major lists, & read-a-likes

Genrefluent  A Reader's Advisory website by the author of Genreflecting

The Inky Whisk A review blog written by a Public Library professional.

Library Journal  Reviews in Library Journal

Library Reads The top ten books each month according to Librarians across the country.

LibraryThing   A cataloging/reviewing site

New York Times Book Review 

Oprah's Book Club Books recommended by talk show host Oprah Winfrey

Readers Advice  Reader's Advisory website for fiction created by a retired Oklahoma librarian


Guide to Book Genres 


Horror Writers Association Member news, upcoming releases, Bram Stoker Award reading lists and lists of past nominees and winners. 


D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read)

Guys Read A web-based literacy program and reader's advisory site for boys, founded by author Jon Sciezka.

Mundie Kids A children's book review blog.

Read Kiddo Read a juvenile reader's advisory site founded by author James Patterson.

Teacher's List of Best Children's books  


Lesa's Book Critiques A review blog written by a Public Library professional with a focus on cozy mysteries.

Looking for a Mystery? lists by date, country and topic

Stop You’re Killing Me!  Indexes by time period, country, profession, and genre, plus read-alikes and awards lists.


RomanticTimes  The site for Romantic Times magazine, featuring news and reviews of the latest in romance

Science Fiction & Fantasy

SFsite  Reviews of Science Fiction and non-fiction about Science Fiction, as well as author lists.

Locus Online Science Fiction news, interviews, and articles.

Speculative Fiction

Uchronia An alternate history bibliography


ReadWest Online Book reviews and author profiles

Young Adult

Such a Novel Idea Three bookish East Texas women read, review, and discuss YA novels, plus some New Adult and Middle Grade.

YA Books Central An extensive review site and community dedicated to YA books and some juvenile.

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Assoc.) News, resources, and award lists from the Young Adult arm of the American Library Association.

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