Find Your Next Great Read!
Are you looking for something fantastic to read? Ask a librarian! Click above for our online request form to get a customized reading list from the Barrington Public Library staff based upon your likes and dislikes. We'll respond to you within one week with a personalized list of items that meet your needs!
The Talking Books Program exists to meet the reading needs and interests of New Hampshire residents who are physically unable to see, handle or process printed material comfortably. Click the link to see how to apply for this program.
Locate A New Book Or Learn About Literature
Novelist: Log in to this service using your library card number, choose Novelist, and then have fun...you can search for series, authors, or books with similar plots to ones you like! Like an author? You can see read-a-likes too!
GNOOKS: Type in a favorite author and get a "cloud" of similar authors. The ones closest to the author in the center are close hits but the others may be similar and broaden your reading!
Fantastic Fiction: Search by author or title and see a full list of titles for the author, similar reads, or books in series. Also has a coming soon feature to preview upcoming releases.
Indie Bound: A great site that lists upcoming titles which independent booksellers have deemed worthy of praise.
Book Page: Discover your next great read with reviews, author interviews, and lists of hot new titles
OverBooked: A site that lists new fiction in many genres.Booklists of hot new titles, starred reviews for each year, genre lists of good books, and lists of hot picks for each year.
Chapter-A-Day: Listen to a chapter a day of hot new books...if you like it, grab our copy or download the audio version from our site!
Reader's Circle: We help people find local reading groups. Our site is a free online directory for face-to-face book groups, and it's zip code based!
Great Books Online: Hundreds of books and poetry in full text...read them online!
Project Gutenberg:Thousands of online books in various formats. Many can be loaded onto E-Readers free of charge. Classics and titles ni longer under copyright.
New Hampshire Center for the Book:A site that details what is happening in the NH literary world and lists New Hampshire authors.
Granite State Readers Recommend: A site where you can leave a book recommendation for others to view, or, read all the other reviews from NH communities!
Today in Literature:Learn some great stories about literature!
National Poetry Association: Search for poems or poets, find links to more poetry web sites and learn about upcoming poetry events.
Order Of Books
: The most comprehensive website on the internet for listing books in order. 1490 authors
listed on the site and 2033 characters/series
with more added each day.
Social Sites For Readers
Goodreads: Create lists of books you've read, books you want to read, and share your reviews with others. A great source for reviews from other readers as well as lists of books on certain topics or genres. (Free)
Library Thing: Similar to Goodreads. Add up to 200 books for free, small fee after that. We've heard this system is great for people who home libraries who wish to catalog and track those books and share them with friends.
Shelfari: Create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books, connect with friends and learn more about your favorite books – all for free.
ANOBII: An online reading community built by readers for readers allowing you to shelve, find and share books. Our mission is to bring book lovers together and encourage reading. Many of these site also work in tandem with Facebook and Twitter to share your reading on those sites too!
Book Award Sites
Edgar Award: Mystery and Suspense novels
Pen/Faulkner Awards: The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize which honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year.
Pulitzer Prize for Literature: Covers fiction, poetry, music, drama, biography, non-fiction, and news reporting!
National Book Award: Covers fiction and non-fiction
The RITA Awards: Romance Writer's of America choices.
HUGO Awards: For best science fiction and fantasy titles
Bram Stoker Award: Best Horror Books
Spur Awards: Best Westerns
Hammett Awards: Best Crime Fiction
National Book Critics Circle Award: Every year the NBCC presents awards for the finest books and reviews published in English
Man Booker Prize: Prizes for best International fiction
Agatha Awards: The Agatha Awards, named for Malice inspiration Agatha Christie, are awarded for the Best Novel, First Mystery Novel, Nonfiction, and Short Story in the genre for the previous year.
Nebula Awards: Best Science Fiction novels.