Websites for Readers

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love.

  • See what books your friends are reading.
  • Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read.
  • Check out your personalized book recommendations. Our recommendation engine analyzes 20 billion data points to give suggestions tailored to your literary tastes.
  • Find out if a book is a good fit for you from our community’s reviews.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with a focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

Fantastic Fiction

Fantastic Fiction is an online catalog of authors and books for those of us who love to read fiction.
Track your favorites
FF is unique in that the website is centered around authors rather than books.  Each author has their own page so you can see at a glance everything they have written in the order in which they were published, plus any new or forthcoming books.
See what’s new
Our home page showcases the books released this month or due in the next quarter.  Choose between hardback, paperback, Kindle and audio editions.  To make it easier to spot your favorites, we show a selection, based on FF’s most popular authors and books.  Or you can see the full list via the New Books and Coming Soon tabs.

The Great American Read

The Great American Read was an eight-part series with viewer participation to select America’s favorite novel, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels. It investigated writers’ fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what the 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

Readers Advisory

  • General/Adult

Books In Series Database  — provided by the Nebraska Library Commission – 

New York Times Best Sellers – current best sellers for fiction and non-fiction – adult, children’s, middle school,  young adult and by material type

Pulitzer Prize Winners  –  Fiction

  • Juvenile/Teens

Caldecott Medal Winners – 1938 – Present – 

Golden Sower Award List – Winners and Nominees, 1981-Present

Juvenile Series and Sequels  – provided by the Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri

Newberry Award Winners – 1922 – Present

Recommended Book Lists – from ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Coretta Scott King Awards – The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.  

  • Nebraska Reads

One Book/One Nebraska