Reader’s Advisory Lists for High School and College Students

There are some great reader’s advisory publications for high school and college students. Many of the publications cover a broad range of categories and offer thorough descriptions of the recommended titles. Links to some of the titles owned by the Newton Free Libary are below, many of them are located in the Reader’s Advisory section on the first floor near the main reference desk and on the second floor by the young adult reference desk.

Reading lists produced by high schools are also wonderful sources of reading suggestions for the young and old. Links to lists from public high schools in Massachusetts and some useful young adult reader’s advisory websites are located on the Newton Public High School webpage:

Some suggested titles:

More Outstanding Books for the College Bound – by Young Adult Library Services Association, 2006 edition.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound: Titles and Programs for a New Generation – edited by Angela Carstensen, 2011 edition.

Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged our National Identity – by Thomas C. Foster, 2011.

500 Great Books for Teens  – by Anita Silvey, 2006 edition.

Annotated Book Lists for Every Teen Reader: The Best from the Experts at YALSA-BK – by Julie Bartel and Pam Spencer Holley for the Young Adult Library Services Association, 2011.

Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism – by Michael Cart, 2010.


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