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





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


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


The Hub


Joyce Valenza's Pinterest Page


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         


Bartleby                                           FlatWorld Knowledge

Google Books                                   Frontlist - online books & book reviews

Project Gutenburg                             E-Books

Open Culture                          

Open Library

Planet eBook


Ebooks Directory



Adelaide University ebooks


Free Audio Books:

Audio Archive



Other Great Reading Links: 


Book Series Order (

YAlit (upcoming YA books)

Author Tracker


APPs:  (for iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) 

40 Educational APPs






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