Websites for the Serious Reader

  • Nancy PearlNancy Pearl
    Nancy is a Seattle librarian and author of “Book Lust” series.
    The New York Times calls her “the talk of librarian circles.”

    Readers can’t get enough of her recommendations while bookstores and libraries offer standing room only whenever she visits. Since the release of the best-selling Book Lust in 2003 and the Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness, Nancy Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the tastemaker people turn to when deciding what to read next.


  • booksreadReading Woman
    A place for readers and book discussion groups looking beyond the bestseller lists for their reading selections.



  • Library Thing 

    A home for your books. Enter what you’re reading or your whole library. It’s an easy, library-quality catalog. A community of 1,900,000 book lovers.

    LibraryThing connects you to people who read what you do.

  • Goodreads
    Deciding what to read next?  You’re in the right place. Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations.

  • wellreadA Series For The Serious Reader

    This is the television series that interviews authors.  Click on “TV Shows,” and “Archives” to see past shows with authors that include Elizabeth Gilbert, Gloria Steinham, Jesse Eisenberg, Sarah Vowell, Erica Jong, Jon Meacham, Stacy Schiff, and many more.



    In-depth study guides at your fingertips for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles