Reading Recommendations & Summer Reading

Summer Reading and Book Recommendations

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 LibraryThingaccount!

***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




     High Interest Non-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!!

Milford Public Library Downloadable E-Books and Audiobooks

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

Free Audio Books

Other Great Reading Links