A brief note on these booklists:

The booklists on these websites have been compiled by the Youth Services staff at Portsmouth Public Library in response to your expressed interests in reading and discovering new literature. To compile these lists, the staff evaluated the teen books owned by the library and selected examples of recently published topic- and genre-specific materials in our collections. Purposefully, the titles on these lists are often books that might be otherwise overlooked, rather than the most popular books that everyone is talking about, to help you to more deeply explore your specific interests. For instance, if you loved the Hunger Games series, consider taking a look at the fantasy booklist by clicking on the 'fantasy' tab above, to discover what we think are some great books about other dystopian books.

Of course, a lot of books in our collection are not on these lists. To discover even more options, feel free to take a look through the catalog by keyword (i.e. Werewolves, Vampires, Fairies), or try this: search for your favorite book, or a book you read recently, click on the title, then scroll to the bottom of the web page for suggestions from NoveList. And remember, the Youth Services staff is always ready and willing to offer further recommendations.

If you think there is a book that should be included on one of these lists, or if there's a booklist you would like to see on the website, we would love to hear from you. All you have to do is let us know by sending us an email at lowly@cityofportsmouth.com. Happy reading!