Book Reviews

Several thousand reviews by requested plot, character types, structure, prevailing themes and other attributes.


Excerpts from current bestsellers and discussed books, plus reviews and brief author biographies.

Book Page

Book reviews including audio books. Also includes author interviews, book club recommendations, and special interest lists. Searchable.

BookSpot: Book Reviews

Links to online book review sites.


Literature study guides, including summaries, character analyses, and critiques.

New Pages Guide to Review Sources

Book review sites, including links to review sections of newspapers.

New York Times Book Review

Archive of thousands of reviews, book-related news pieces, bestseller lists and interviews back to 1996. See "Book Search." Registration may be necessary to access all features.

Online Literary Criticism Collection

Links to thousands of critical and biographical resources dealing with American and British literature from pre-1500 to the twentieth century.

Online literature summaries including study guides, chapter summaries, and a digital library of classic texts.

Reading Group Guides

Online community for reading groups, summaries, guides, discussion questions.

Book reviews from major online media sites. Searchable.


Online study guides to literature classics. Each guide includes characters, and a chapter-by-chapter summary, study questions.

Blogging for a Good Book

Provides a book review every weekday. Browse past reviews by reviewer, subject and genre.