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"The Best"


100 Best Novels
Modern Library's pick of the 100 top novels of all time.

All-time 100 Best Novels, from Time Magazine
Time critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo pick the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present. Includes links to original reviews, where available.

Based on the Book
From Mid-Continent Public Library in Montana, this is a compilation of more than 1200 books, novels, short stories and plays that have been made into movies, in English, since 1980.

Book Browser
The Reading Lists provide frequently updated lists arranged in categories.

Book Lust: a community for people who love books
Rock star librarian Nancy Pearl has created this Wiki for book lovers. A treasure trove of book reviews, recommendations, reading lists and links to book blogs and other Web sites for bibliophiles.

Book Spot
A free resource that features the best book-related content on the Web. Sites are carefully selected and organized into categories, such as bestseller lists, book reviews, genres, and more.

Contemporary Literature
Recommended 'best literature' lists, articles, reviews, authors pages, awards, blogs.

Favorite Fiction
Halton Hills Public Library offers many booklists on a wide range of topics.

Feminista ! 100 great 20th century works of fiction by women
Posted by Feminista in response to the almost 100% listing of male authors in the Modern Library's "best" list, this presents a non-ranked list of 100 great women authors.

Fiction DB
Genre fiction - booklists, series, reviews.

Genre Fiction
Yahoo's directory to many genre fiction sites including Historical Fiction, Maritime Fiction, Financial Fiction ...

Genreflecting Online
A complete list of genre fiction styles, reading guides and recent novels.

Genrefluent is the official web site of author, editor, reviewer, reader, and librarian Diana Tixier Herald. It is a place to find out about new books for adults and teens who read for the fun of it. Includes book reviews.

Halinet Book Nook
Internet sites selected by HALINET staff (Halton Information Network) Provides quick links to many of the best fiction web sites.

Humorous fiction
Book reviews, authors and booklists for humorous novels.

Lists Of Bests
The best of the ‘Best of’ lists in one place.

Overbooked is "a Web site for ravenous readers". It offers a wealth of annotated booklists on various themes and genres, as well as starred reviews, new and notable books, Web links and suggested reading.

Reader's Advice
Created by a team of librarians, this is the site to go to when you're in need of reading ideas. It has a list of the latest books by "big name authors", lists of books by type, and an author and series index.

Uchronia - Alternative Histories
'Alternate history is the description and/or discussion of an historical "what if" with some speculation about the consequences of a different result.'