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Cheat READ posterSometimes finding the right book for you is a bit of a pain - there's gotta be something good out there, but where to find it?  And once you've found an author or series that you love and can't live without, how do you find out when the next book is coming?  These booklists are here to help inspire you or to just point you in the *hopefully* right direction!

  • Unmask!: Teen Summer Reading 2015
    • Not sure what to read this summer?  Here's a list of books that you may have recently heard about at school, when our Young Adult Librarian visited!

  • Biographies for Teens
    • Need to read a biography for a report, but worried that you're in for a dull book?  It's okay, these biographies cover a variety of interests and time periods!  Everything from whales to wars, surfers and astronauts, mountains or oceans.
  • Go on a Journey: Travel books
    • This list contains books about travel: road trips, voyages around the world, traveling through time and space, and epic journeys.  You’ll find a mix of stories set in the present, past, future, and fantasies. 

  • Hunger Games Read-alikes
    • If you loved Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series, there's a good chance you'll like some of the books on this list.  From science fiction to tough heroines to rebellions to survival, you'll find a little bit of everything that makes the Hunger Games so awesome on this list.
  • Looking Back: Historical Fiction
    • Everything seemed so much simpler in the past, didn't it?  Yeah, right.  These books are all set in the past, from ancient times to the Renaissance to the 1960s.  Get a taste of history and discovery that a textbook isn't the only way to explore the past.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower Read-alikes
    • Seen the movie?  Read the book?  Looking for more?  Feel infinite, with our lengthy list of books that capture a similar feeling to being a wallflower.
  • Science Fiction for Teens
    • Looking for science fiction full of action?  Steampunk?  Dystopias?  Maybe sci-fi with a little romance thrown in?  There are lots of options when it comes to the future!
    • Click here to download a copy of this list (pdf)
  • Coraline Book CoverSpooky Books for Teens
    • Find a touch of the supernatural, the creepy, and sometimes the funny and romantic!  This list is a blend of ghosts, witches, monsters, and bogeymen.
  • Twi-likes - a list of books for people who loved (or just liked) the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

  • Useful Book Websites

    Fantastic Fiction (
    This is one of Bonnie's favorite websites for looking up series and upcoming books by some of her favorite authors.

    Reading Rants (
    A website with themed booklists for teens.  In May 2007, it was transformed into an interactive blog, where teens can not only respond to reviews but write their own.  Lists include "Home Fries - country-fied books for teens," "Riot Grrrl!," and "Dead Heads and Mosh Pits," just to name a few!

    TeensReadToo (
    Of course teens read! This website posts reviews of new books for teens, but also has monthly contests for new books and a great calendar to show you what will soon be published.