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Book Review Sites
(reviews in English)

NOTE that these links do not necessarily refer to the front pages of the listed sites, but rather only to the relevant pages -- those offering book reviews. Many newspaper and media sites (especially ones which use user-unfriendly and annoying frames) have great book review pages which, however, can not be linked to directly; the complete review refuses to provide links to such sites.

Print media sources

Major - fully, freely accessible:
(the biggest and best resources)

  • The Guardian. The site of The Guardian and The Observer, an excellent general book site with good reviews and coverage of contemporary British literature. Highly recommended.
  • The Independent. Good reviews and articles, extensive archives now readily accessible.
  • New Statesman. Interesting reviews, archive now again freely accessible.
  • San Francisco Chronicle. Good coverage of current titles. Large archive (going back to 1995) with good search engine. Recommended.
  • The Spectator. Good review coverage and archive.

Secondary - fully, freely accessible:
(local or otherwise somewhat limited resources)

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Other - current, but limited archive:
(current information, but archive limited and/or not freely accessible)

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Major - registration (sometimes) required:
(limited information (if any) freely and/or readily accessible)

  • The Atlantic Monthly. Relatively few reviews, but good archive (including "classic" reviews) and other literary articles and interviews -- but nothing fully freely accessible.
  • The Economist. Current articles accessible, good archive (but reviews only accessible to subscribers after a while), interesting selection of books.
  • Financial Times. Solid literary section with a few reviews every Friday, archive now again freely accessible (but articles can be hard to find).
  • London Review of Books. Excellent articles, though relatively few from print version freely accessible.
  • The New York Review of Books. Excellent clear, simple site design. Some articles from the current print version freely accessible.
  • The New York Times. Great archive, much of which is freely accessible, but recent and current content generally registration-requiring.
  • Telegraph. Daily and Sunday Telegraph. Good review coverage, very good archive.
  • TLS. The marvelous Times Literary Supplement -- an invaluable publication, but very little freely accessible on site. A great resource if you're willing to register and pay.
  • The Washington Post. Good coverage.

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Web-based sources


  • Book Marks. The Literary Hub aggregates US reviews of major titles.
  • Books in the Media. Aggregator at The Bookseller; wide-ranging; reviews mainly from UK periodicals.
  • the Complete Review. Our own reviews, plus extensive links to and quotes from outside reviews. (4288 titles as of 12/2018.)
  • iDreamBooks. "Book Reviews by Critics". Focus on popular new titles, fairly limited review-reach.
  • The Omnivore. "Criticism digested", decent selection of books, but not updated/inactive for a while now.
  • Perlentaucher. German; review-summaries but limited linkage
  • Links to many (but generally not all) freely-accessible mainstream media reviews of titles covered; some own reviews, too. Large archive. (Inactive since 6/2012.)

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Foreign Book Review Sites:

Literary criticism and book reviewing is not restricted to English. Here a brief list of sites the complete review has found useful, in the following languages:


  • NRC Boeken. NRC Handelsblad's book site, with 12,000 archived reviews
  • Het Parool. Dutch newspaper.








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