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Fiction and Genres

Libsuccess
The website offers suggestions and guidance on books to read by the library staff.
http://www.libsuccess.org/Recommending_books

Goodreads
Goodreads provides recommended lists of books in all different genres voted on by the public and staff.
http://www.goodreads.com/

Internet Archive
The internet archive offers a free library of eBooks, audio books, music, websites, and videos in both fiction and non-fiction genres.
https://archive.org/

Fiction

Goodreads list of Best Fiction Books ever written.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1.Best_Books_Ever

Goodreads list of new fiction books for the adult reader
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9525.New_Adult_Literature

Kirkus magazine’s list of recommended fiction of 2013.
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/issue/best-of-2013/section/fiction/

Brigham City Library’s recommended adult fiction list.
http://bcpl.lib.ut.us/gentlegeneral.html

Librarian Lora Bruggerman’s blog that contains her recommendations for popular fiction
http://popgoesfiction.blogspot.com/

Genre Fiction booklist

Adventures/Westerns

Goodreads recommended list of Adventure fiction books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/870.Magic_Adventure_Romance

Goodreads list of the best Western fiction genre books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1243.Best_Westerns

Hilo books recommended list of Adventure fiction books.
http://hilobrow.com/adventure/

Christian

Goodreads list of Christian fiction books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/christian

Pininterest recommended list of Christian fiction books.
http://www.pinterest.com/cathylynnbryant/christian-fiction-book-recommendations-group-board/

LGBT

Goodreads list of Gay, Bi-sexual, Lesbian, and Transgender fiction books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/gay

ALA list of reviews for LGBT fiction books.
http://www.glbtrt.ala.org/reviews/category/adult/

2014 list from Over the Rainbow Books recommended LGBT fiction books.
http://www.glbtrt.ala.org/overtherainbow/archives/457

Historical

Goodreads recommended list of Historical fiction books
https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/historical

Alison’s blog recommended list of best adult historical fiction books.
http://www.alisoncanread.com/2012/06/read-outside-box-best-adult-historical.html

Williamsburg Library’s list of top 100 books in the historical fiction genre.
http://www.wrl.org/books-and-reading/adults/100-historical-fiction-writers

Humorous

Goodreads list of the best in humorous fiction genre.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/312.Best_Humorous_Books

Hennepin County Library’s recommended list of Humorous fiction books.
http://www.hclib.org/pub/bookspace/BooklistAction.cfm?list_num=651

Literature

Goodreads list of recommended Literature books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/literature

The Modern Library’s list of the top 100 best literature novels.
http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/

Princeton University’s recommended reading list in the genre of Literature
https://complit.princeton.edu/undergraduate-program/current-majors/reading-selection-list

Mystery/Suspense

The Cincinnati Library’s recommended booklist of suspense fiction books.
http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/spotlight/newarrivals.asp?id=suspense_fiction

Goodreads list of the best mystery books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/11.Best_Crime_Mystery_Books

Flavorwire website’s booklist of essential mystery novels.
http://flavorwire.com/434548/50-essential-mystery-novels-that-everyone-should-read

Political thrillers

Goodreads recommended list of Political thrillers.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/609.Political_Thrillers

Big Thrill magazines recommended list of the best political thriller novels.
http://www.thebigthrill.org/latest-books/political-thrillers/

Addictive books recommended list of the top political thrillers.
http://addictivebooks.com/political/political_1.htm

Religions/Spirituality

Goodreads list of religious fiction.
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/religious-fiction

Goodreads recommended list of spiritual fiction books.
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/spiritual-fiction

Goodreads recommended list of the best in non-Christian spiritual books.
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/25322.Best_Non_Christian_Spiritual_Books

Romance

Goodreads recommended list of Romance fiction.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/romance

Goodreads recommended list of contemporary romance fiction.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/contemporary

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Good reads recommended reading list of the best in science fiction and fantasy books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3.Best_Science_Fiction_Fantasy_Books

National Public Radio’s list listeners picks of the top 100 in science fiction and fantasy books.
http://www.npr.org/2011/08/11/139085843/your-picks-top-100-science-fiction-fantasy-books

Goodreads booklist of fantasy fiction books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/fantasy

Flavorwire’s recommended list of sci-fi and fantasy novels everyone should read.
http://flavorwire.com/408275/50-sci-fifantasy-novels-that-everyone-should-read

Thriller/Horror

Goodreads booklist of Thriller books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/348.Thrillers

Myfivekids blog’s recommended best thriller books.
http://myfivekids.hubpages.com/hub/best-thriller-books

Goodreads recommended booklist of horror novels.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/horror

Litreactors recommended list of 10 of the scariest stories they ever read.
http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-10-of-the-scariest-books-ive-ever-read

Urban lit

Street fiction’s website provides lists of recommended urban fiction books.
http://streetfiction.org/

Urban Reviews provide reviews and recommendations for urban fiction.
http://www.urbanreviewsonline.com/

Goodreads list of urban fiction books.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4770._This_Is_The_Definition_Of_Urban_Fiction_

Evanston public library’s recommended urban fiction booklist.
http://www.epl.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=820:adult-urbanfiction&catid=90:urban-fiction&Itemid=290

War Fiction

Goodreads list of the best war fiction novels.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9990.Best_War_Novels

University of Texas’s booklist guide to the Civil War fiction books.
http://www.uta.edu/english/tim/civilwar/

Shortlist magazines recommended guide to the greatest war novels of all time.
http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/books/the-greatest-war-novels-of-all-time

Jennifer Hoey – Reference Librarian – Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library 11/7/2014

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