Here we have brought together some of the best literature websites on the internet for people who are interested in reading, crime fiction, reading groups, reading in the North East, writing or local reading festivals.  Please note Northumberland Libraries are not responsible for the content of external website links.

General Reading Website

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.  See which books your friends are reading. Track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read.

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 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.

Book Fesitval Websites

Hexham Book Festival
Information on Hexham Book Festival.

Writing Websites

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

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

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.

Reading Group Websites

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.