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YA Book Lists & Recommendations

Looking for new books to read? Not sure what to read next? You're in the right place!

Our staff has put together a number of book lists to help steer you in the right direction. Click through and see what appeals to you!

Don't miss recommendations written by your peers - check out the Teen Book Review Blog


AAPI Authors

Around the World

Black Voices


Fairytales & Retellings

Girl Power

Hispanic American Authors

Holiday Season



Military & Spies


Native American Authors

YA NJ Authors

NPHS 11th Grade AP Summer Reading

NPHS 12th Grade AP Summer Reading

NPMS 7th Grade Summer Reading options (Fiction & Nonfiction)

NPMS 8th Grade Summer Reading options (Fiction)

NPMS 8th Grade Summer Reading options (Nonfiction)

Outstanding Books for the College Bound (YALSA) 2019

Performing Arts

2023 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults



Tough Topics

Video Games and Technology

Want more?

Find Read-Alike Recommendations through Novelist.

Look through New YA Recommendations from BookBrowse.

There are also lots of great online resources to help you find the right books that fit your interests. Two of our favorites are Goodreads and Novelist. Type in the title of a book you have loved at the top, then click Search. When the book pops up, click the title to open it. Along the right-hand side, you'll see a list of read-alikes that share common themes with your selected book.

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Welcome to your NEW New Providence Memorial Library!

If you haven't visited us lately, be sure to come in and experience all that has changed. Our new layout has something for everyone. Browse our new displays, choose your favorite spot to cozy up and read, or sit down to work. Explore our expanded catalog now that we're part of the MAIN Library Alliance. You can request materials in our online catalog from any member library to be delivered here for you to pickup, if we don't have what you need in house. 

We are thrilled to be FINE FREE in an effort to encourage you to come back and keep borrowing. Your library card is your key to all free subscriptions, online resources, and digital materials, too. So get your library card and make a note of your barcode number!

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~ Stacey Maisch, Library Director

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