Looking for Book Recommendations

Hello everyone!

It is that time of the school year again when we are thinking about our book orders for September and we would love to get some feedback from our students, faculty and staff about what they would like to see on the shelves. Granted, a portion of our budget always goes to replace those titles that are worn out or lost every year, but we are also looking to expand our collection.

Among the many online resources that we use to find new titles are, the Young Adult Library Association’s (YASLA) annual list of best books found here, the Good Reads list, the New York Times YA Best Sellers List and various lists recommending books and graphic novels for high school students.

For non-fiction titles, I always turn to lists gathered by the likes of the Washington Post, the Modern Library Association, Scientific American and TIME’s 100 Best Non-fiction titles of all time.

Even with all of these resources, it is easy to miss a title that people are longing to read, and that’s probably the most important quality you want to have in your new books. So please, remember to pass along your recommendations so that we might have a more balanced and exciting collection that is used.

Trinity cover

Among the titles I look forward to reading are Trinity, a graphic novel about the development of the atomic bomb and Discarded Science, a book about ideas that once seemed good, like alchemy, but turned out to be completely wrong.

Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you.

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