Recommended Reading

What should you read next? Which book is the third in the series? Did the author of this crazy awesome book write anything else? Have any other reader’s advisory questions? Contact us or visit us at the desk in Youth Services. We love giving recommendations for books, movies, and games. 

Need a book recommendation right now? The resources below will help you find your next great read. 


Novelist

Novelist is perfect for read-a-likes, author information, reviews, and more! Search your favorite author, series, or book to find something similar. Or try out the Appeal Mixer to create the perfect recommendation. Click here to check it out.

 

Nextreads Newsletters

Join our Nextreads mailing list to receive monthly book recommendations right in your inbox. Select Teen Scene for some of the lastest teen books along with hidden gems. Click here to sign up.

 

Overdrive eMediaLibrary

Want to read on the go? Enjoy reading ebooks? Wish you could listen to audiobooks off your phone? Sick of paying Amazon for books? Check out our ebook and eAudiobook collections through Overdrive! We have thousands of great titles to choose from. Don't see what you are looking for? Recommend titles for us to purchase. Click here to see the collection. All you need is your library card and PIN. Messenger cardholders only.

 

Reading Lists

Still looking for some more ideas? Check out the lists below: 

For Fans of Marvel

Books That Will Make You Cry

2018 Lincoln Award Nominees

Books to Read Based off Your Hogwarts House

Horror Part 1

Horror Part 2

LGBTQIA YA Books

Game of Thrones Read-a-Likes

#QuietYA

 

YALSA Award Winners
 

YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, gives out awards every year for the best in young adult literature. If you want to read the best of the best, check these award winners out: 

 

The Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award recognizes the best of the best in literary excellence. Each year, one winner and four honorees are selected from the young adult books published in the preceding year. The 2017 winner: March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

 

The Alex Awards

This award recognizes ten books every year written for adults but with strong teen appeal. If you're looking for something a little above and beyond our YA section, this is the list for you. Includes both fiction and nonfiction.

 

The Morris Award

The William C. Morris Award is given every year to honor a debut novel by a first-time author, one winner and four honorees. These authors are definitely ones to watch out for. The 2017 winner: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.

 

The YALSA Nonfiction Award

YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year. A shortlist of five titles are selected and one winner announced. The 2017 winner: March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

 



Online Resources

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