On Friday night we talked about a couple of useful websites:
Goodreading magazine – has reviews of new books in the monthly issue – can be borrowed from the Library or read online if you are a Library member. Their website also has an area for book groups where you can find discussion questions for some books.
Literature map – put in a favourite author’s name and people who write in a similar way are shown with those most like your author closest to your author’s name. Here I’ve used Christos Tsiolkas.
Fantastic Fiction – I use this all the time at work to find out which order a series has been written in. It’s also useful for finding readalikes – if you scroll to the very bottom you find there is a Visitors to this page also looked at these authors bit. Here I’ve used Christos Tsiolkas again but the examples are rubbish in this instance; Phillipa Gregory a readalike for Christos Tsiolkas, I don’t think so! Usually it’s pretty good, give it a burl.
There are more to explore on the Web, blogs and Lists page