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Book Lists & Reviews

ATN Reading Lists: Read Alikes allows you to look up a book title to see what other books are similar. For example, if you scroll down and click on "if you liked the Percy Jackson series," you will find a list of 50+ books that are similar.

Teen Reads Find book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests.

Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists Fun to read reviews of young adult books. Choose from the categories on the left side of the page to see the reviews.  

YALSA's Teen's Top Ten Books selected and voted "Top Ten" by teens across the country.

California Young Reader Medal Books These books are nominated and judged by California kids and teens. Also check out the nominees for the next vote.  

Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime is "a bucket list of books to create a well-read life from Amazon's book editors." One of their rules was that a book couldn't just be "good for you" but also be enjoyable.

Anime/Manga Links from the Alameda County Library. They have links to several anime and/or manga websites. Many sites offer reviews of new anime/manga. There are several sites with various focuses; look through them until you find the one for you.


Classics (Different people have different ideas of what books are actually classics. Check with your teacher before starting a book for class.)

Sparknotes Literature Classic Books list can be viewed alphabetically by title or author. Click on the Full Text logo next to the title to read the entire book on your computer!


Must Read Classics (a GoodReads listopia) is a very thorough list of classics added to and voted on by GoodReads users. 


Project Gutenberg has many classics available in digital formats for free. You can download to your computer, smartphone, or eReader. Use the above lists to find a title you are interested in then check Project Gutenberg to see if they have it (they probably do!). 


What Are Other People Reading?

40 Favourite Books of Famous People from has exactly what its title suggests. Hover over the pictures of various famous people, such as Will Smith and Anne Hathaway, to see what their favorite books are. Click on a picture for more details. helps entreprenuers and business minded people find nonfiction books recommended by top people in today's industries. See recommendations from Silicon Valley icons, startup CEOs, Wall Street investors, entreprenuers, journalists, celebrities, and more.