Reference

Book Reviews & News

Sites

* Books and Authors
Explore the latest fiction and non-fiction, and find out about authors. Profiles, plot summaries and awards information.
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* NoveList Plus
Find new authors and reading options using your favourite writer, book or genre as a starting point.
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* A year of reading the world
A list of books from every country in the world.
* Arts & Books @ the Listener
Reviews from the popular New Zealand current affairs, arts and entertainment weekly.
* Asian Times Book Reviews
Internet-only english language publication that reports and examines geopolitical, political, economic and business issues from an Asian perspective
* Atlantic Monthly Books
* BBC Books
news, event listings and reviews the Book Club.
* Book Riot
* Booklist
The digital counterpart of the American Library Association's Booklist magazine. Every year Booklist reviews nearly 4,000 books for adults, more than 2,500 titles for children, more than 500 reference books and electronic reference tools, and 1,000 other audiovisual materials.
* Booknotes unbound
News and reviews from the NZ Book Council.
* Books @ NZ Herald
* Books and Talks
the LA Times Books section
* Books on Film & TV
Lists of books reviewed on Good Morning and The Good Word, plus links of books being made into films. From Booksellers New Zealand.
* Books Reviewed on Radio New Zealand
Include books reviewed and read on all of Radio New Zealand's most popular programmes.
* Books Unlimited Book Reviews
From the Guardian From the Guardian Unlimited
* Booksellers book Reviews on Radio New Zealand
Lists of all books reviewed on Nine to Noon and Saturday Mornings with Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand and The Arts on Sunday with Lynn Freeman. Both children's and adult. From Booksellers New Zealand.
* Chicago Tribune Books
requires free registration
* Christianity Today Books & Culture
* CNN Books
* Crimepieces
The website of Sarah Ward: a crime fiction writer, reviewer, blogger and reader.
* Financial Times Books
* Globe & Mail Books Toronto
* Goodreads
Get great book recommendations from people you know. Keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read. Form a book club, answer book trivia, collect your favorite quotes.
* The Guardian Books
* The Independent Books
* Kirkus Reviews
* Library Journal Book Reviews
* Melbourne Age Books
* MindFood Book Club
* New Scientist Book Reviews
* New York Times Books
requires registration
* NZ Booklovers Book Reviews
* Salon Books
* San Francisco Chronicle Books
* School Library Journal Books of the Week
* The Spectator Books
* Telegraph Books
* TVNZ book reviews
Up-to-date reviews of New Zealand and international books.
* Village Voice Books New York
* Yale Book Review