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Alameda County Library's Book Match

Epic Reads is a book community with lists, what's coming next, author interviews, quizzes and polls, and deals on books from Harper Collins Publishers.

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 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime

Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime One of their rules was that a book couldn't just be "good for you" but also be enjoyable.

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

Sparknotes Literature is not a list per say, but if you need to find a classic for class, this is a good place to start. Stick around to use the free study guides.

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.