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Book Lovers Central: Adults

Find your next favorite book with these resources for readers.

Bestseller Lists

 

New York Times Bestseller Lists
Fiction and Non-fiction bestsellers for adults and children.  Lists are separated by subject and audience.

Amazon.com Top 100 Bestsellers
Amazon.com's bestselling books list is updated every hour and includes all formats, subjects and audiences.

USA Today Top 150 Bestsellers
A weekly list of bestselling books that includes both fiction and non-fiction.

Independent Bestsellers
A weekly list of the bestselling books from independent booksellers.  Includes lists for fiction, non-fiction, children, and specialty lists.

 

Awards: Adults

 

There is an award given for almost every type of literature, and they can be great tools for finding new books or authors that suit your interests.

 

The Bram Stoker Awards
Horror fiction awards given by the Horror Writers Association for superior achievement in horror writing.

The Christy Awards
Given in recognition of excellence in Christian fiction.

The Hammett Prize
An award for literary excellence given to crime books written in English and published in the United States or Canada.

The Man Booker Prize
An award given to full-length books of fiction in English written by authors from the United Kingdom or Ireland.

The National Book Award
Awards for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature are given each year to books written by American citizens and published in the United States.

The National Book Critics Circle Award
Awards given for autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  All books are eligible as long as they have been published in the United States.

The Nobel Prize in Literature
An International award given to an author who has created outstanding work in literature.

The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
A yearly award for the best published works of fiction by an American author.

The Pulitzer Prize
Awards given each year for Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music.

The RITA Awards
These awards are given by the Romance Writers of America to outstanding romance novels and novellas.

The Spur Awards
Awarded by the Western Writers of America, the Spur recognizes distinguished writing about the American West.  Awards are given in a wide range of categories, including novel, short story, biography, and TV or motion picture drama.

 

Reviews

 

Use the links below to find out what the reviewers are saying.

 

The New York Times Book Review
The online version of the New York Times' famous book reviews and articles.

Publishers Weekly
The website for this book industry magazine includes book news, reviews, articles, and RSS feeds.

Salon.com Books
In-depth articles and reviews about fiction and nonfiction of current interest.

Wall Street Journal Book Reviews
Book reviews and articles with a focus on nonfiction.

 

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