What should I read?!
Not sure what to read? Here are some helpful links, lists, and resources!
- Stop by the shelves! At the beginning of the Teen books, you'll find bookmarks with suggested titles and booklets with titles and short book descriptions!
- Go to lislelibrary.org, click on Databases, choose NovelistPlus, and search for books by ready-made lists, or by read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors!
- Ask us for recommendations! Stop by the library and ask us for a good book, or fill out a form online here and we'll get back to you with suggestions based on what you want to read!
- Visit YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) for lots of Booklists!
- Lincoln Awards - These awards are given to books from the previous year or two that have been selected by students, teachers, and librarians in Illinois! There's always a wide variety of genres and topics represented, so there's a little bit for everyone!
- Alex Awards - Do you prefer to read adult books instead of teen books? Or are you looking to move away from teen books into adult books? Check here! Alex Awards go to adult books with teen appeal!
- Morris Awards - Looking for something new? Morris Awards go to books by debut authors (authors who have written their first book).
- Non-Fiction Award - Like to read about something true? Check out some of these non-fiction winners that appeal to teens!
- Printz Award - Looking for literary excellence? The Printz Award goes to teen books that meet the mark!