Reading Recommendations & Summer Reading

2017 Summer Assignments:

High School Summer Assignments Website

District Summer Assignments Website (all grades)

 

Browse our newest books (fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels) on Foran Library's LibraryThing account!

 

***Our Foran Destiny Library Catalog for books, e-books, e-audio books***

 

Our Foran Book Recommendations Lists:

     Gritty, realistic stories

     Novels in Verse

     Historical Fiction

     Dystopian Fiction

     LGBTQIA

     Romance

     Mysteries

 

Popular High School Magazines

  

YALSA Best Teen Fiction of 2016

SLJ Best of 2016

YALSA Best Teen Graphic Novels 

YALSA Best Teen Fiction of 2015

SLJ Best of 2015

YALSA BEST TEEN FICTION OF 2014 LIST 

Goodreads Best of YA Lit 2014

SLJ Best of YA 2014

Kirkus Best Teen List of 2014

 

We picked the best of the best for the summer reading list, so (even if summer is over) take a look at these lists for great recommendations:

2016 Recommended Summer Reading List

2015 Summer Reading List

2014 Summer Reading List

2013 Summer Reading List

2012 Summer Reading List

Connecticut's Nutmeg Book Award winners and nominees

 

Did you love "The Fault in Our Stars"??  Check out these two lists for more phenomenal suggestions for John Green lovers.  Most of these titles are in our Foran library!

     9 YA Books to Read if You Loved "The Fault in Our Stars" (Mashable)

     17 Books to Read if You Liked "The Fault in Our Stars" (Buzzfeed)

Enjoy emotional stories like "If I Stay" by Gayle Forman?  Try one of these:

     25 YA Book for Fans of If I Stay 

 

Book Trailers and Booktalks!!

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick  

Northwest High School, TX Book Trailers

Booktalks for YA and Adult books

 

Milford Public Library Downloadable E-Books and Audiobooks 

Downloadable AudioBooks at the Milford Public Library

Downloadable EBooks at the Milford Public Library

       Directions for downloading to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

       Directions for downloading to Nook, Nook Color, Kobo, Windows computers, and ebook devices

       Directions for downloading to Android devices - Nook HD, Google Tablets

 

Book Recommendation Websites:

There are many great websites that provide book descriptions and reviews.  With some, by typing in a title you've enjoyed, the site will create a list of personalized suggestions for you.  Try:

Your Next Read

Teen Reads

Reading Rants

What Should I Read Next

Guys Read

Flaming Net

YA Fresh

YA Books Central

Guys LitWire

Teen Book Award Lists

New York Times Bestsellers

Epic Reads

LitPick

The Hub

VOYA

Joyce Valenza's Pinterest Page

Bookish

iCONN's Reader's Advisory links

 

Foran Students Review Books!!!! 

Click here to read Foran reviews

 

Free ebooks:

Research IT CT ebooks and e-audiobooks         

ScienceBooksOnline

Bartleby                                           FlatWorld Knowledge

Google Books                                   Frontlist - online books & book reviews

Project Gutenburg                             E-Books Directory.com

Open Culture                                    BookBoon.com

Open Library

Planet eBook

FreeBooks

Ebooks Directory

NeoTake

ManyBooks

Adelaide University ebooks

 

Free Audio Books:

Audio Archive

Lit2Go

 

Other Great Reading Links: 

Shelfari

Book Series Order (FictFact.com)

YAlit (upcoming YA books)

Author Tracker

 

APPs:

www.ala.org/yalsa/products/teenbookfinder  (for iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) 

40 Educational APPs

 

 

 

 

 

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