For Youth

Readers Advisory for Youth!

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Needing some tips to help you find your next read? Explore below.

You can now borrow entire series at once, no waiting for the next book!

Choose from:

  • The Simonverse set by Becky Albertalli
  • The Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s by Scott Cawthon
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jennie Han
  • Circus Hearts by Ellie Marnie
  • Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
  • The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski
  • The After collection by Anna Todd
  • The Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni

Reserve your box set here

Contact your library if you have a suggestion for a new series to purchase.

Branch out a little and explore different genres

– Steampunk eg The girl in the steel corset by Kady Cross

– Dystopian eg Not a drop to drink by Mindy McGinnis 

– Romance eg Between the lines by Tammara Webber

– ReaLITy eg The fault in our stars by John Green. Fantastic site here for titles.

Read free chapters such as the first three chapters of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard.

Try the YouTube channel 60 second recaps for recaps of old favourites including Jane Eyre, Lord of the Flies, Frankenstein, Romeo and Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Crucible. You can even make your own recap, request a recap and start discussions. Great tool for school too!

Booktrust is filled with reviews, author interviews, recommended reads for teens and literary awards. Give it a go!

We love to make lists and share them around. Find them at the library, on the internet, make your own and share with us.

Here’s one – the Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favourite books of the previous year!

Try teenreads for new titles and reviews.

There is no other award in Australia that reflects what teenagers want to read more than the Inky Awards. These are international awards for teenage literature, voted for online by the readers of insideadog.com.au.

Book Riot is a great place to find eagerly anticipated titles.

Try the literary titles for older readers in the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards.

Meet your next favourite book using Goodreads’ listotopia

Holly Black, author of The coldest girl in Coldtown, maintains a very comprehensive site of suggested reading.

Cassandra Clare author of The shadowhunter chronicles keeps a great list of fantasy book recommendations.

Rick Riordan author of the Percy Jackson series is often asked for his recommendations and offers two sites here and here.

Mental Floss has a list.

And if you find your favourite authors on Goodreads you can read the titles and reviews of books they have read. RRL did a search for E. Lockhart (author of We were liars) in Goodreads  and found this reading list.

Browse our online ebooks and online audiobooks and search the online catalogue

Listen to podcasts from Hey YA

Subscribe to news feeds from book sellers and your favourite authors. Some examples include :

Allen & Unwin

Alex Scarrow’s Time Riders

Try some of these online programs to help select your reading based on your preferences:

Fantastic Fiction

Gnooks
Discover new writers you will like, travel the map of literature and discuss your favourite books and authors.

Who writes like….?    
Each author may seem to have a unique style but you can find similar reads to your favourites here. Alternatively, search “who writes like…” in a web search engine and choose your own favourite site.

Take your reading around the world with TripFiction

Goodreads
Record your reads and favourite genres in Goodreads and receive surprisingly insightful recommendations.

First it was a book! Click here to discover how many movies were first a book.

Click here for links to the many award lists from around the world

Watch book trailers and reviews