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Library/Reading Sites:

Get Something to Read
  >Mayo Library Catalog
Find out what books we have 
here at Mayo HS.
  (search all MN libraries)

Find books statewide
 > Rochester Public Library
Search RPL's downtown public library.  
   Check for the newest books on your topic     or to see if there any books out there at all.
   > Search 100+ SELCO Libraries Connected to JM.
Search for books which may be be sent to you at JM.

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Read e-books with Overdrive and Rochester Public Library (need a RPL card) 

Free Kindle books?  Kindle Free Biographies



Listen to YA (Young Adult) audio books at

Get the app. 
Apple  or  android to download.  PC can only stream audio.

Log in: Select: Mayo HS, + your student id + current school password
(e-books and research databases are also at Mackinvia)


So Old It's Free? / Classic Books and AudioBooks in the Public Domain
Read Free "text" or "print" books at  Project Gutenberg 

 LibriVox logo  Listen to free public domain audiobooks at Librivox 


Book Idea Sites:

What Should i Read

  What Should I Read Next 
  (a pretty good next book finder)
  What Should I Read Next 

 Literature Map 
Have a favorite author? Find similar with this great site.

 Literature Map

An ok way to "see" books & book covers that are like your favorites.

Your Next Read 
Your Next Read


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FAB Lexile: 
Find A Book That's Popular and In Your Reading Level

(search for an book and then ....
 use the advance search on right to find many book by reading level / also called lexile)     
Here's what to do:
1.Pick your lexile range 2. Pick genres 3. Search. 4. Sort Results

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Find popular teen books by genre.  ALA site and app.

Book Lists

BOOKS IN A SERIES - Find books in a series here:

Find books that have become a Movie or TV show here:

Amazon Best Seller Lists:

Best Sellers for Teens and Young Adult

- Best Sellers for: Teen & Young Adult Girls & Women Fiction 

- Best Sellers for: 
Teen & Young Adult Boys & Men Fiction

Award Winners

Michael L. Printz Award (YA Literature) - Goodreads List

Hugo Award (Sci-Fi) - Goodreads List

Bran Stoker Award (Horror) - Goodreads List

Edgar Award (Mystery) - Goodreads List

Alex Award (written for adults/ great for teens) Goodreads List

Morris Award (Debut YA Author) - Goodreads List

YALSA Non-Fiction Award - Goodreads List

Coretta Scott King Award
(African American Experience In Lit.) - Goodreads List

Pura Belpré Award (Latino/Latina) - Goodreads List

National Book Awards (Many Categories) - 2018 List


Random Lists:

49 Books That Everyone Should Read...

100 Best YA Books - Nat. Public Radio (2012)

30 Greatest War Novels of All Time 

Time Magazine's Top 100 YA Books of All Time


Goodreads "Books Like" - Google Search Link

-Best YA Realistic Fiction Novels

- Popular Short Books   
 -  Great Classic Short Books (200 pages or less)

- Top 50 Sci-Fi books

- Popular teen Non-fiction

- Popular High Low Book


Good luck finding a great book to read!


Book Type (Genre) List from Parkridge Middle School site:

Do you like a particular genre? Click on the links below to find additional titles in our library!

Genre List from YourDictionary site:

Genres of Books

The two types of books can be further divided into many different sub-types, called "genres." Here are some of the different genres of books which are available today. After we list all of them, we will discuss some of the more popular genres.

  • Science fiction
  • Satire
  • Drama
  • Action and Adventure
  • Romance
  • Mystery
  • Horror
  • Self help
  • Health
  • Guide
  • Travel
  • Children's
  • Religion, Spirituality & New Age
  • Science
  • History
  • Math
  • Anthology
  • Poetry
  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries
  • Comics
  • Art
  • Cookbooks
  • Diaries
  • Journals
  • Prayer books
  • Series
  • Trilogy
  • Biographies
  • Autobiographies
  • Fantasy

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