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Good reads for High School students: Introduction

Suggestions of good reads in different kinds of genres. All these books are available in the UWCSEA Main Library, on the Dover Campus.

Welcome to this Good reads libguide for High School students

This libguide features a number of tabs or sections, all of which contains suggestions and recommendations for great reads - wonderful books, authors to watch out for!

There are tabs for the following genres and themes:

  • Biography and autobiography
  • Book of the movie
  • Classic literature
  • Coming of age/Rite of passage
  • Dystopia
  • Fantasy
  • Historical fiction
  • Historical fiction set during wartimes
  • Horror
  • Humour
  • Intriguing non-fiction
  • Mystery and suspense
  • Poetry
  • Quirky and thought-provoking
  • Realistic fiction: relationships
  • Realistic fiction: social issues
  • Romance
  • Science fiction
  • Short stories
  • Sport
  • Thriller and crime
  • Travel writing

Students are welcome to borrow any of these books from the College Library.

This year again, students who are returning to College in the new school year may borrow books for (and throughout) the summer vacation period. 



Useful Reading Lists

Recommended reading lists:

New York Times Best Sellers (US)

The Guardian Book Reviews (UK)

The Guardian Best Holiday Reads (UK)

University of California at Berkley's Recommended Reading List 2017 (US)

Amazon's Editors' picks of October (US)

Publisher Weekly's best summer reads 2017 (US)

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2017 (US)

Kirkus reviews and recommended reading lists (US)

Michael Printz Award for young adult literature (US)

Man Booker International Prize (International)

Man Booker Prize (UK)

Inky Award for young adult literature (AU)