Literature Resource Center
Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of over 120,000 authors.
All of the following websites are open to the public - no library card required.
2010 Staff Picks
Our favorite books we read last year.
2009 Staff Picks
2008 Staff Picks
African-American History & Culture 2012
New titles relating to African-American history and culture at the San Mateo Public Library.
African-American History & Culture 2011
San Mateo Public Library's Book Discussion Group Recommendations
The best books discussed at the San Mateo Public Library's Book Discussion Group.
Reader Advisory Sources
Major prize winners and Oprah’s lists
Thousands of book reviews in all genres. Includes a search engine to find a book with any of several dozen criteria that you select.
Reviews and reader comments on contemporary fiction.
Keeps lists of books that have gotten stars from Kirkus, Book List, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.
Recommendations from independent bookstores
British site that lets you choose a book by mood.
Rates and reviews mysteries by subgenre.
Rates and reviews romances by subgenre.
Searchable site with science fiction and fantasy reviews.
Find the order of books in any series