Reading Lists

Looking for a good book? Check out these award-winning books and recommended books for adults, teens and kids. Still can't decide? Then contact our Reference staff at the Tabb Library, 757-890-5120, or the Yorktown Library, 757-890-5207. They will be glad to assist you in finding just the right book, movie, or music.

Reading Lists for All Ages


Challenged or Banned Books
The American Library Association's top ten list of the most frequently challenged books of the past year.

Reading Lists for Kids


American Library Association Youth Media Awards 2017
The Youth Media Awards honor children's and young adult authors and illustrators, as well as producers of children's audio materials. They include the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Odyssey and Geisel Awards.

Battle of the Books
This reading list is provided for the annual Battle of the Books reading competition for students in grades 4-8. The titles listed represent a variety of genres of children's literature sure to appeal to any upper-elementary or middle school reader.

Reading Lists for Teens


Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers 2017
The American Library Association presents the Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. These books, recommended for ages 12-18, are geared to the teenager who does not like to read.

Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults 2017
The American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee selects a yearly list of significant young adult fiction, as well as the top ten titles. These titles are selected for their proven or potential appeal to the personal reading tastes of the young adult.

York County School Division Required Summer Reading Summer 2017
The York County School Division (YCSD) Required Summer Reading list is available at the YCSD website. Under the "Summer Assignments" click on the "English" link. The library's YCSD list links directly to the books in the library's catalog. Also, notations are made for titles available as eBooks and audiobooks.

Reading Lists for Adults


Notable Books for Adults 2017
A list of very good, very readable fiction, nonfiction and poetry books for the adult reader.

Top 10 First Novels 2016
The American Library Association's top 10 debut fiction novels of 2016. These novels were reviewed in Booklist between October 15, 2015, and October 1, 2016.

Year's Best Crime Novels 2017
The top ten best fiction crime novels of the year and top 10 debut crime novels.