Find Your Next Read

Teens in library stacks

LET US HELP YOU FIND WHAT TO READ NEXT!

There are numerous resources that the library has to help you find what to read next. Through librarian newsletters and a Book Match system, you can find award-winning young adult books, explore new topics, or find more books on your favorite subjects.

 

GENRE BOOKLETS

From Dystopian to Romance and Mystery to Historical Fiction, there is a genre (or two) for everyone! 

Are you hooked on a genre and want to find your next book? Or, do you want to explore other types of genres? Find your next read by clicking HERE. 

You can also subscribe to our NextReads Newsletters to get the latest librarian recommendations for Tweens and Teens HERE. 

 

AWARD WINNERS

See the latest outstanding award winners in Young Adult Literature.

Alex Award 2020

Margaret A. Edwards Award 2020

Michael L. Printz Award 2020

Each year the Virginia State Reading Association votes on outstanding books to recommend to readers in the state. Their purpose is to:

  • Encourage young readers to become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal,
  • Broaden students’ awareness of literature as a life-long pleasure,
  • Encourage reading aloud in classrooms as a means of introducing reading for pleasure, and
  • Honor favorite books and their authors.

A winner is announced for each level- Primary, Elementary, Middle School, and High School. The winning book will have gathered the highest number of votes in their category. Check out the current 2020-2021 list for middle and high school readers.

Virginia Reader's Choice Middle School Book List

Virginia Reader's Choice High School Book List

Jefferson Cup Older Readers