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Looking for the next good read?

Here are some resources to help you find something worth your time.

Use NoveList - Find great books

NoveList is a premium database tthat offers robust searching capabilities to pinpoint a specific type of book you might like, whether it's fiction or nonfiction. 

NoveList makes it easy to find your next book based on one you’ve already read. You can find recommendations in each title record in your Result List and at the Title Detail page.
To find title recommendations at the Detail page:

  • At the Basic Search box at the homepage, enter a title of a book you've enjoyed and click Search.
  • Access the Title Detail page by clicking on the title for which you want recommendations.

The "Search for More”  on the right side feature allows you to find similar titles based on the genre, subject, location, and appeal factors (storyline, tone, pace, writing style) associated with your title.

Teens Voted for Top Ten

YALSA is the Young Adult Librarians group that likes to promote reading and share great books with Young Adults.  This Teens' Top Ten is a list created by teens for teens. 

Award Winning Titles and Other Good Ideas
For possible titles, check out the Isinglass Award Nominees from Barrington NH Public Library.
Nominees for the 2015 Flume Award for Teen reads:
  • Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
  • Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
  • Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness
  • Scan by Walter Jury and Sarah Fine
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

  Some Librarians in NH
 have compiled a list of
 what you could call "Clean Reads" 

There are some elaborately categorized lists on for teens.