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Book Crossing
BookCrossing is the act of releasing your books "into the wild" for a stranger to find, or via "controlled release" to another BookCrossing member, and tracking where they go via journal entries from around the world.

British Council Literature
British Council Literature promotes UK writing and the UK literature sector around the world.

Commonwealth Writers
Commonwealth Writers is the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation, set up to inspire and connect writers and storytellers across the world.

Fantastic Fiction
Fantastic Fiction is an online catalogue of authors and books, which is great for finding fiction series in the order in which they were published, plus any new or forthcoming books.

Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world, and allows members to track their reading, post and read reviews, and see what others are reading.

Guardian Books
Book reviews, news and articles from the Guardian newspaper.

LibraryThing is a cataloguing and social networking site for book lovers.

London Review of Books
Selected content from this literary magazine is free online.

With expert recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features to help you find great books to read that will keep you inspired and entertained.

New Books Magazine
New Books is a magazine aimed at readers and reading groups.

What Should I Read Next?
Type in an author, book title or ISBN and this site will give you a list of recommended reads.

Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs.

World Book Club
World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel. This monthly BBC programme includes questions from World Service listeners.

World Book Day
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

World Book Night
World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year.

Reading Group Resources

Bloomsbury Book Groups
Reading guides and book groups recommendations form Bloomsbury publishing.

Guardian Reading Group
Online reading group run by the Guardian newspaper. You need to register to join in the discussions.

The Reading Club
The Reading Club was formed to offer information on starting and running your own reading and book club.

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