Fiction and Bestsellers

Memphis Reads Blog
Check out your favorite bestsellers (aka “Popular Library” or "7-Day” books) from the Library and discuss them online. Read original reviews written by Library staff members. Share your thoughts about a book, offer points for discussion, or recommend similar titles by leaving a comment at the end of a review.

BookLetters is a great new resource for readers! Read BookLetters on the web, or sign up for e-mail newsletters to have news of the hottest new titles and authors, professional reviews of the titles you want to know about, and even recommendations from our own staff sent directly to you. BookLetters is made possible by a grant from Mid South Reads and The Assisi Foundation.

Bestsellers in the Library
See lists of the best selling fiction and non-fiction books. Find out the location and status of copies of the books in the library collection. The New York Times Bestseller page is updated weekly and covers many formats. Links to individual NYT lists can also be found in the right column of this page. Also check out what books are checking out around the country from Library Journal.

Books and Authors
Explore endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, and topics. Easy to follow menus allow focusing searches around preferred author, title, series, awards, topics and more. An "If you Like" approach connects readers with themes and genres they may have not been aware of that are similar to current favorites.

Granger's World of Poetry
This database of poetry includes 250,000 poem citations, 13,000 poems in full text, 7,500 excerpts, biographies of leading poets, and bibliographies on hundreds of poems and poets. The database can be searched by keyword, first line, author, title, and subject. (This service is not accessible outside the library.)

eBooks and Audiobooks
The Digital Media Collection offers hundreds of eBook and Audiobook titles that can be downloaded for free. Popular new fiction and non-fiction are highlighted for both formats.  eBooks may be displayed on computers and various portable devices.  Audiobooks books can be listened to on a computer and on portable devices like PDA's and smart-phones, and in many cases can be copied to compact discs. Links to hundreds of classics available from free public domain collections are also provided.

Library Book Clubs
Join a Book Club where you can meet and discuss book selections (both fiction and nonfiction) with other people, and at the end of each meeting, determine the next month's book selection. The library offers several book clubs at various library locations and meeting times.

Teen Reading Lists
Recommended reading for teens and various downloads, videos, and audio.

Popular Collection Guide
Find out where the most popular bestsellers, videos, DVD's and other items are, visit the Popular Library Collection Guide.

Collection Guide
Looking for a particular kind of fiction, African American materials, or books in languages other than English? This guide will tell you which libraries have which types of books you are looking for.

Books, Movies and Music
Check the catalog for listings of the most popular books and authors, as well as biographies, new books, large print, videos, and DVDs.