With summer reading coming up, we hope you’re going to be doing lots of reading. After all, reading is how you’ll get your t-shirts and gift cards, and score your chance for some sweet Ticketmaster gift cards. But deciding what to read next can sometimes be tough. Really tough. It’s not that there aren’t a ton of great books out there – there are. There are so many that the challenge becomes sorting through them, and trying to pick one becomes really difficult. Add in that the times when you finish a really great book or series, and all you really want is to read something just like that, and it becomes nearly impossible.
Luckily, the GEPL Teen Scene is here to help! We’ve just posted lists of books specifically designed to help fans of Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars find their next great reads. Now of course, no book will ever be just like another, and that’s a wonderful thing, but we can at least try to find similar reads for you. And there are many reasons you might have loved these books. Maybe your favorite part of Divergent was the dystopian setting, but maybe it was the action or the characters. Maybe you loved The Fault in Our Stars because it made you cry, but maybe you were more interested in the witty dialogue or the romance. The books in our lists try to take into account all of what’s wonderful about these great books, not just one aspect.
So browse these lists, and see which title calls to you. Or if you’re still not sure, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or come in to the library and ask for Hannah – I’m always delighted to talk about books, and I always enjoy hearing about what you loved and why.
You have busy lives and choosing a new book takes time – but sorting through all those books and helping people choose new ones is what the library is here for! And with that in mind, I have a question for you – what other books can’t you get enough of? What other lists do you want to see? Comment, e-mail, or tweet to @GEPLTeenScene, and I’ll make it happen!