100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century
In 200 members of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association looked back 100 years through the last century and compiled this list of favorites.

100 Great 20th Century Works of Fiction by Women
Feminista!, an online journal of art, literature and social commentary, created this list of 100 great works of fiction written by women during the last century. Here’s the same list from

African-American Literature Book Club
Explore the world of African-American literature with links to authors, poets, books, reviews, events, chat and more.

Evanston Public Library’s Readers’ Services
has great lists of fiction, nonfiction, adult and teen books recommended for readers by the librarians. There are book lists by topic, Readalikes and other Tools for Readers.

LibraryThing arranged alphabetically by title.

Modern Library: 100 Best Novels
This news-making list of 100 Best Novels was created by a group of writers, historians and critics. Because it contains few minority, women or contemporary authors, the list created controversy. For comparison the site includes an alternative list of the 100 Best Novels chosen by readers.

YALSA Booklists
The Young Adult Library Services division of the American Library Association lists its annual “Best Books” and “Quick Pick” choices for young adult/teen readers.

ReadAlikes at Bookbrowse
BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers – it has a terrific read-a-like section as well as reviews, previews, “behind the book” backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.

Wondering what to read next? This site matches you with books just like the last book you loved.