Wayland Free Public Library


Teen Reading Corner

Studies suggest that children who read as few as six books over the summer maintain the level of reading skills they achieved during the preceding school year. Reading more books leads to even greater success. Use the lists below to help you find great books to read over the summer or anytime!

Staff Picks
Find out what books (and other media!) your library staff likes. Check out April's recommendations for teen books.

New Items
Check out this list of newly added items to the Wayland Library teen collection. Updated Monthly.

Mass Book Awards
Awards books by Massachusetts writers or about Massachusetts themes. You can also nominate titles at massbook.org.

Teen Scene from Bookletters
Bookletters brings you the latest information and reviews on hundreds of books including bestsellers and award winners. There is also information about hundreds of popular authors. Check out the titles on Teen Scene and if you like what you see you can sign up for the newsletter and get new titles emailed to you.

More Than Words
OK, not a booklist but a very cool book place!  More Than Words is a unique bookstore in Waltham, MA that is developed and run by teens.  The store is also an art gallery and has events such as spoken word and open mike nights.

YALSA Teen Booklists & Book Awards
Plenty of topical booklists as well as award winners to satisfy every reading appetite.  Also includes audio and DVD lists. YALSA stands for "Young Adult Library Services Association" which is made up of librarians around the country but some of the titles are nominated by teens just like you! 

Alex Awards
The Alex Award is given each year to ten adult books that appeal to teen readers.

Gilmore Girls: Rory's Book Club
Rory Gilmore is an avid reader and here you will find a list of books (both classic and new) that she might read, taken from the WB website (which has been replaced and the list can no longer be found there).
Click here to find a forum that discusses the books on this list.

Reading Rants
Out of the Ordinary Teen Book Lists.

Created by author Jon Scieszka.

Book reviews, author interviews, & much more.

No Flying No Tights
A great website reviewing graphic novels for teens.




Try NoveList! Besides locating fiction to read, you can learn more about the books and their authors through NoveList's

  • Author Read-alikes
  • Feature Articles
  • Book Discussion Guides
  • BookTalks

All you need to log in is your library card. You'll be glad you tried it!