- NY Times Bestseller Lists
- Powell's Books Bestseller Lists
- USA Today's Bestseller List
- NPR Books
- The Washington Post Bestsellers List
- Boston Globe Book Reviews and Lists
Need a little help deciding on what your next read is going to be? With over 150,000 fiction titles, and more than 4,000 custom created articles and lists (subject guides, award winners, Readalikes, etc.), NoveList can help connect you with great reads. You will need your Hampton Library card to log in to this site.
Other Great Sites for Readers
- Overbooked a resource for omnivorous readers
- Bookslut.com Don't let the name put you off. According to the NY Times , “Bookslut is actually a friendly literary hub that aims to provide 'insightful reviews, commentary on trends, updated news, and a lot of silliness.'” And it does.
- Powell's Books Review–A–Day. Book reviews sent to your email, 7 days a week.
- Bookreview.com Around 300,000 books are published in the US last year. Not all of them will get reviewed (market saturation, unknown authors, no budget for advertising). Bookreview.com does it’s best to review the small-press, low-budget, obscure subject book.
- Fresh Fiction The best feature of this website is the variety of subscription newsletters that can be delivered to your email box on a weekly basis.
- Booklist Book reivews and more from the American Library Association.
- New York Journal of Books
- Fantastic Fiction Bibliographies for over 30,000 fiction authors, and information on over 350,000 novels. Good way to hunt for what's popular, new and forthcoming.
When you’re short on time, long on desire, and willing to read only the best
- Amazon's List of Award Winners
- Barnes & Noble Directory of Award Winners
- American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award
- Lambda Literary Foundation Award
- Man Booker Prize
- National Book Critics Circle
- National Book Foundation
- Nobel Prize in Literature
- Pen-Faulkner Award for Fiction
- Pulitzer Prize Winners
- Romance Writers of America
- Fantasy Book Awards
Listen to Books
You can listen to your LML audio books many different ways. We offer audio books on CD, Playaways (MP3 players with a preloaded audio book title), and access to Overdrive, a collection of digitally downloadable audio books for your PC, Mac, or mobile device. Use the online catalog to see the Hampton Library collection of audio books. Use Overdrive just like a regular library – if a book is available, you can check it out and download it from home.
eBooks for your eReader
Large Print Books
The Library has a collection of large print fiction and non–fiction books located across from the Main Desk, down the hall in the Dearborn-Redden Room.
Book Clubs at LML
The Lane Memorial Library offers 3 book clubs for our patrons. The Twilight Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM, and enjoys mostly fiction works. The Thursday Group meeds on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM, and discussions revolve around both fiction and non-fiction choices. Our Youth Discussion Group meets every other Thursday at 3:30 PM, and centers on books of interest to pre-teen readers. Book club selections are provided free of charge to particpants through the New Hampshire Inter-Library Loan program.
Book Club and Author Info
Book clubs have special needs. We need to know our books are discussable. We need to know our club choices won’t tank. We need to know more. Well, here’s more. These resources were selected for their uniqueness, thoughtful features, and in some cases, rank popularity. Go forth and book club.
- Overbooked A resource for omnivorous readers This site is an incredibly user–friendly resource for avid book clubbers.
- Book Browse Reading guide questions and more
- Reading Group Guides An online community for book groups, including questions for discussion
- Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust ; The world’s most famous librarian has a wiki (a type of community space) that’s aimed at giving book clubbers and readers a place to dish about what they’re reading.
- Reader’s Circle Aside from being an international book club list and extensive awards and review source, the Reader’s Circle also offers book clubs a way to schedule author phone chats for their meetings. A site worth seeing.
- Bookspace From our friends at the Hennepin County Library in Minnesota, the book club links are especially nifty.
- Book Group Buzz. The free features (there are some paid features) make this a worthwhile stop on your book club tour.
- Oprah’s Book Club Oprah loves a good read. Here are her choices.
Other Library Catalogs
- New Hampshire State Libraries Catalog
- OCLC WorldCat Check out OCLC World Cat Link.
- LibraryThing Part library catalog, part blog, all genius – LibraryThing is a way to catalog your home library (making it searchable with tags), to get book recommendations, or to riff on your favorite authors.
(A big "thank you" to the Newburyport Library website for many of these links and suggestions)