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Readers' Corner for Teens: Resources and Links

We love helping people find the books they're looking for, and we're always looking to add more books to our reading lists! 
These are some of the best book-related websites, lists, and blogs that we've discovered, and we're passing them along to you. Happy reading!

Information on a book's plot, characters, and potentially sensitive content. This is a great resource if you want to get a sense of what the book is like before you read.

If you like your reading diverse & exciting, this is a great blog.  Lots of interesting book lists and articles posted daily.  Content warning for some adult language and mature subjects.

Young Adult books from A to Z. Including videos, new releases, interviews, top lists and much more!

Type in the name of an author or book, and off you go!  Great for questions about series ("What order am I supposed to read these in?!") or getting a complete list of everything an author has written in their career.

Indie Next List

Similar to the Library Reads list, this is a list of favorite books published each month, as voted on by independent booksellers.  You'll see a lot of overlap between the two lists, but you'll also find a wider range of literary and  diverse authors here as well.

The Top 10 books published each month, as voted on by librarians.  And best of all, the Waukegan Library makes sure to order a copy of every book mentioned on the Library Reads list!  So if you see something that catches
your interest, let us know so we can place a hold for you.


Your library card gives you access to these great book lists to help you find your next read.

Teen Librarian Toolbox

This blog may be written with librarians in mind, but it also has tons of great book lists and book reviews to browse through!

Stacked Blog

TONS of quality reviews, book lists, newly released titles, and more!

We Need Diverse Books

Nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in literature. Website contains fantastic resources and book lists for lit fans!