Find Great Independent Reading Books
Books & Newark Valley High School
• The Newark Valley High School Library's online
catalog is a tremendous
source for finding books easily. Type in the title of the book
you want to read, or an author, and view what's available in
• Tompkins County Public Library has a special section for teens, including a blog written by local teens, homework help, and book recommendations.
• Broome County Public Library includes a Teen Space, which houses teen reviews, homework help, a list of recommendations for teens, and much more. Check it out.
Other Great Book Sites and Libraries
• Barnes and Noble Best Sellers for Teens: Want to know what everyone else is reading? Look no further than this list of teen reads put out by B&N.
The Rhode Island Teen Book Award has
great teen-generated lists for best books from 2002-2012. Check
out the winners of those years, but for the best lists, check
out each year's nominated books. Great stuff!
Young Adult Library Services Association offers a variety of "Best of the Best" lists, including award winners and books for the college bound.
Teenspoint.org's Cafe Book offers
a teen-generated list of the best and most recent books. These
are the best of the best, according to teen readers.
• Teenreads.com is home to the "Ultimate Reading List", which is available through the website, or downloadable as a printer friendly PDF. This list is updated each month.