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Monday, June 27, 2011

Top Ten Bookish Websites

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Top Bookish Websites: websites I go to for all things related to books and reading!

1. YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association, part of the ALA )--- Award books and book lists galore.

2. ALA (American Library Association)--- more on book awards and professional resources. Of special interest to me it has lots of information on book banning and 1st Amendment rights.

3. WorldCat--- cataloger's dream resource and inter-library loan resource.

4. Library of Congress--every educator should be familiar with this invaluable resource.

5. Stuff for the Teenage---New York Public Library.  More than books...but a lot about books, too!

6. Best 100 Novels List--- Top 100 Novels of all-time as voted by regular people.  This list actually reflects a better cross section of choices than the hoity-toity lists created by college professors. You can actually vote and the list changes occasionally.

7. Goodreads--- indispensable resource to book bloggers!

8. Teenreads---the Ultimate Teen Reading List, which is linked here.

9. Book in Series Database---The Nebraska Library Commission. A wonderful resource for teen librarians who can't keep track of all the books in the popular series that kids read.

10. Internet Public Library---This "library" is not a brick and mortar place, but is a fun and helpful resource.

11. LibraryThing---People can create a list of favorite books and organize them attractively.

12. Stop, You are Killing Me---a website to die for, if you love mysteries.

13. WLMA (Washington Library Media Association)--- this is my state association.

14. AASL (American Association of School Librarians)---25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning.

15.  Best Books 4 Teens---Lists galore... according to best books in each genre.  Even has a list of best books for teens so far in 2011.

Additional sites I've discovered from other participants of this assignment:

-Flashlight Worthy Books---book lists!!!!! (Thanks Endless Reading!)
-Project Gutenburg---free e-books (Thanks All the Books I Can Read!)
-YA Lit--Upcoming and recently published YA books (Thanks The Reader Room!)
-VOYA--Voice for YA Lit (Thanks Phantom Paragrapher!)
-JaneAusten.org-- Everything Jane Austen.  Love it!  (Thanks Sarah Says!)
-Sync YA--Free audio downloads for teens this summer.  (Thanks Young Readers!)
-Point of View Books--Information about books that cover tough topics (Thanks Smash Attack Reads!)
-Cybils--Bloggers Book Awards (that's us!) (Thanks There's a Book!)
-School Library Journal--Articles on everything related to libraries and books. (Thanks SharingSoda!)
-Book Drum--for background information on our favorite books.  A real find! (Thanks Peppermint PhD!)
-ALAN--Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (Thanks Brooke Reviews!)
-NCTE--National Council of Teachers of English (Anti-Censorship Center) (Thanks Brooke Reviews!)
-Literature Maps- Find similar authors to your favorites. Instant and no sign-ups (Thanks Book Nympho)

Can you tell that I am creating this list for myself?


  1. Oh my goodness! What a fantastic list! I'm only familiar with Goodreads. Looks like I have some browsing ahead of me.

  2. What a resourceful list - you have definitely done your homework here. I'm taking notes on sites to check out. I should visit the YALSA and ALA sites more often. Thanks for sharing these gems.

  3. Some good ones here , though if your in New Zealand we use Dewey Decimal instead of the Library of Congress. Old Follower

  4. Thanks for the Best 100 novels link, I see many of my favorites there, but a fair number I haven't read yet (but should!)

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday - Ten Bookish Websites, Organizations, Apps. Etc. post!

  5. You did much better than I did this week. I can't wait to check out the Best 100 list!!!

  6. Most excellent list, and you were able to go beyond 10! :D I'm going to have to check out Best 100, Teenreads,and Best Books 4 Teens. Thank you for sharing! Here's my Top Ten Bookish Sites for this week!


  7. Today's meme has made my day! I am finding many great book related links. Thanks!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  8. Teenreads sounds awesome! I will have to check out some of these sites :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. Great list. My link list is growing bigger by the minute as I explore the lists posted in today's Top Ten.

  10. Thanks for sharing the Best 100 Novels list. I hadn't come across that one before.

  11. I've got Stop, You're Killing Me! too! Love that site. Here's the rest...


  12. WorldCat and Goodreads are on my list as well. =) Lots of good library resources here!

  13. I love that you just kept adding and adding websites. :)

  14. Stop, you are killing me is new to me. I can't wait to look it up. Thanks for sharing :)

  15. We shared some of the sites. But lots of these are new to me. I am going to have to do some research, that's for sure. Wow.

  16. How could I not include WorldCat? I'm on there all the time. Internet Public Library, too. This is a really useful list!

  17. Oh thanks for the top 100 list. I seriously dislike all of the other lists out there, this one is great!

  18. Great list :) Adding onto it from everyone else's was brilliant.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I do participate in Random Buzzers. I just add my reviews and rate the books I've read.

  19. Wow! What an incredible list! Thank you so much for adding mine and also for updating this. It's such a fantastic resource! You'll have to link to it in your sidebar or something for future reference. Thank you!!

  20. I love this week's theme. It is so helpful and the Internet Public Library is definitely a site I can make use of.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  21. Thank you for adding my suggestion :D
    Love this week's meme!

  22. This is a great list! I'm bookmarking it for future reference. Thanks for linking to me! :)

  23. great list. so many places for me to explore!


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