A comprehensive collection of all of the recommended reading can be found at our Zotero group site.
Recommendations from Around the Web
- BPL Bibliocommons—See recent arrivals, themed lists, and topic guides for books available just down the street.
- The Book Network—This blog from the Greater Boston Cooperative Library Association pulls together recommendations from local independent school librarians.
- New York Times Book Reviews
- Novelist—Access this database through the Minuteman Library Network for thousands of suggestions.
- What Should I Read Next?—Type in the title of a favorite book and this site will generate a list of read-alikes for you to try.
- Whichbook—Toggle between options like "happy - sad," "beautiful - disgusting," and "conventional - unusual" to find books that suit your mood.
- YALSA Best Books for Young Adults —The Young Adult Library Services Association puts out a list of its favorite books every year. Check out their awards (for best YA lit, graphic novels, non-fiction, and more), too!
Faculty and Staff Recommendations
- "Life After Life," by Kate Atkinson
- "The Heart of Everything That Is," by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
- "The Dispossessed," by Ursula K. Le Guin
- "Ten Years in the Tub," by Nick Hornby
- "Dept. of Speculation," by Jenny Offill
- "I Capture the Castle," by Dodie Smith
- "Code Name Verity," by Elizabeth Wein