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Reading Websites

also known as: Libraries.

Here we have brought together some of the best literature websites on the internet, for people who are interesting in reading, crime fiction, reading groups, reading in the North East, writing or local reading festivals.

Reading Websites

Click on one of the options below to find out more:

General Reading Websites

Click on the name of the website to go to it.

 

GoodReads

Join our online reading community Northumberland Readers, talk to local authors, read reviews and talk to millions of other book-lovers from all over the world.

 

Love Reading

Select a book by genre, and read a chapter length extract. There is a 'like for like' section for discovering new authors.

 

Which Book

Choose what to read based on the kind of read you want - funny or sad, easy or difficult, etc.

 

Meet the Author

Video clips of authors talking about their books.

 

The Reader

Website of a magazine aimed at individual readers, based in Liverpool with reviews, surveys and events.

 

Reading Sight

A website to improve access to reading opportunities for people with visual impairments.

Crime Fiction Websites

Murder Squad

A collective of 7 crime writers from the north of England, including Ann Cleeves and Cath Staincliffe.

 

The CWA

The CWA host the annual Dagger Awards. The site includes news, events, awards, and links to writers' websites.

 

You're Booked

A crime writers and readers website with links to the Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival.

 

Euro Crime

Information about British and European crime authors. News, reviews, links to authors' websites.

Reading Group Websites

GoodReads

Your reading group can discuss book choices and recommendations on our GoodReads group, Northumberland Readers, read reviews and talk to authors.

 

Reading Groups for Everyone

Useful tips from the Reading Agency on running a reading group, promotions and all the latest news.

 

Book Group

Read reviews, a bookgroup directory, a bulletin board, festivals and advice on starting a group.

 

Penguin

Website from Penguin with a good set of pages for reading groups.

North East Websites

The Lit and Phil

Based in Newcastle, this is the largest independent library outside London. Hosts a number of free events.

 

New Writing North

The writing development agency for the North East of England.

 

Seven Stories

Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books based in Newcastle is now open to visitors of all ages.

Writing Websites

New Writing North

Based in Newcastle, this is the largest independent library outside London. Hosts a number of free events.

 

Mslexia

Mslexia magazine's homepage for women who write. Independent UK publishing company who run a lot of competitions.

 

New Writer

Website for magazine & e-newsletter. Worth looking at if you're thinking 'where and how do I get this published?'

 

Shortbread

Website for magazine & e-newsletter. Worth looking at if you're thinking 'where and how do I get this published?'

Book Festival Websites

Hexham Book Festival

Information on Hexham Book Festival.



 


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