Need a book?

Dear Students & Parents,

Now is the perfect time to find your next book to read!  If you're having trouble finding a book that both excites and challenges you, I recommend visiting any of the websites below for inspiration.   

Remember to 'taste' each book that interests you to see if it's a good fit.  Ideally, you should raise no more than 4 fingers as you sample a page; this will ensure you're reading at the 'challenge' level and not the 'frustration' level, wherein tough vocabulary inhibits comprehension.  

Check out the resources below, and if you need help ordering a book from the library, let me know and I'll coach you regarding how to obtain a book using the skills of Ms.Duncan and the 'inter-library-loan system' (fancy!).   

Let's read!  -Ms.Sullivan

All about books:

Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!
Teens read, review, and rate books.  Lots of original recommendations.

Guys Read
Just for guys (though girls are welcome to check it out, too!).   Books are categorized as broadly as by subject and as specifically as by number of explosions.   Great lists.

Teen Reads
Reviews, lists, blog posts, news about upcoming titles

100 Best Novels
Modern Library list of the 100 Best Novels of all time.  Can you read the whole list in your lifetime?  GAME ON!

website recommendations from Sherwood Public Library Teen Reads