Online Book Reviews
The New York Times - Books
The newspaper's online book page, including book news, reviews, bestseller lists, and more. Information about the online periodical and print version can be found by going to the "Periodicals" tab.
These book review sources are available free on the web. Many of the periodicals and websites listed in the guide have corresponding multimedia including blogs, videos, and podcasts.
There are many book review podcasts to choose from. Here are a select few. Hover over the link to read more information about each podcast.
Nancy Pearl Book Reviews Podcast
"Nancy Pearl is a librarian with a love of books so strong it has been officially classified as lust. No matter the mood, moment or reason, she can recommend the perfect literary companion. Author of two books, Book Lust and More Book Lust, Nancy joins us every Monday on Sound Focus to share the most recent books to tickle her fancy. From thrillers to memoirs, international fiction to overlooked authors and even young adult novels, she plays matchmaker for the bibliophile in all of us."
NPR Podcast Directory
Click the plus sign by the subject "Books" to see a list of book related podcasts.
BBC Radio 4 Bookclub
"Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels."
BBC Radio 4 Books and Authors
"This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book, Mariella Frostrup talks to leading authors about their work. A Good Read features Harriett Gilbert discussing a range of favourite titles with guests."
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl
No one has done more lately to popularize books, authors and reading than world-famous Seattle librarian (and renowned action figure model) Nancy Pearl! The Seattle Channel is proud to present Book Lust, featuring Nancy in conversations with popular authors.
Books on the Nightstand
"At Books on the Nightstand, we strive to bring you great book recommendations, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the world of books, bookstores and publishing. We do this through our weekly podcast and frequent blog posts. Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman are friends and colleagues who work in the publishing industry. That means that we talk about books all day long to other people who love to talk about books. But sometimes, those conversations have to end before we’re ready to stop talking. Thus, this blog."
Harvard University Press
Author interview in both videos and podcasts.
New York Times Book Review Podcast
"Each week, Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of the Book Review, talks to authors, editors and critics about new books, the literary scene and current best sellers."
Other Sources for Book Reviews
Social networking site for book lovers. See what your friends are reading, discover your next read, explore lists, read author interviews, and much more.
Weekend program on C-SPAN2. Focuses on non-fiction books.
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