Resources for Adults

AllReaders is a collection of book reviews done by readers, not professional reviewers.

Angie’s List for home reading is a comprehensive list of sites that offer book reviews for every type of reader.

Book Browse recommends only the most exceptional current books, the kind you can‘t wait to tell friends about, and provides you with multiple reviews and hefty excerpts of each, plus in-depth author interviews, hundreds of reading guides and much else.

BookPage is the online version of the book review magazine.

Bookwire is the internet resource dedicated to new titles, new authors, and the general scoop on the book industry! Use this site to search book reviews, read about the latest releases, watch author video clips, and learn about upcoming book events.

goodreads is the world‘s largest site for readers and their recommendations. The site helps readers find and share books they love.



Digital Maine Library provides every resident of Maine with access to a collection of articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, and reference books. Registration is simple but required for home use. Please contact the library if you need help.

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through Marvel in Maine. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. Click on “NoveList Plus” to log on to this site.

 Overbooked is a web site for ravenous readers. Overbooked specializes in providing timely information about literary and genre fiction as well as readable nonfiction.

University of Maine System Campus and Public Library Partners is a site for students at any of the University of Maine campuses. The online catalog of the University of Maine system, Bates and Colby Colleges, the Maine State Library in Augusta, and the Bangor Public Library enables you to search for materials statewide. If you find a title of interest, ask the librarian to request it for you through interlibrary loan.