Reading Resources for Adults
Looking for your next good book? Check out these reader resources to get personalized book suggestions, browse past book club selections, recommend books to others and take a quiz to find out what you should read next!
Free eBook and eAudiobook Resources
BiblioBoard is a collection of ebooks from the E-Read Texas Unlimited Collection, including popular non-fiction such as crafts, travel, nutrition and health, and gardening, along with adult and young adult fiction. Accessible anywhere in Texas. Available through the TexShare Databases. Contact the Reference Desk at 214.509.4905 for login information.
Librivox houses public domain audiobooks, the majority of which are read by volunteers from around the world on their home computer set up. Files can be played in-browser or the MP3 files can be downloaded in a ZIP file.
Open Culture offers over 800 free eBooks for iPad, Kindle, and other devices. The site also offers hundreds of free eAudiobooks, mostly classics. eAudiobooks can be downloaded to your MP3 player or computer.
Project Gutenberg is a collection of over 60,000 free eBooks available in both Epub and Kindle formats. Titles may be downloaded or read online. The focus is on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
- African American Authors
- Christian Fiction
- Fantasy- Epic Series
- Fantasy- Urban Paranormal
- Humorous Fiction
- Literary Fiction
- Mystery - Cozies
- Mystery - Historical
- Mystery - Police Procedurals & Private Investigators
- Romance - Contemporary
- Romance - Historical
- Science Fiction
- Short Stories
- Thriller - Espionage
- Thriller - Legal
- World Authors
- Agatha Award for Cozy Mysteries
- Bram Stoker Award for Horror
- Edgar Award for Mystery
- Hugo Award for Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Man Booker Prize
- National Book Award
- National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
- Nebula Award for Science Fiction & Fantasy
- PEN/Faulkner Award
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
- Rita Award for Romance
- Women's Prize for Fiction (Orange Prize)