Great Reads


Here are some lists of books that have won awards, or are widely recognized as great, and/or important reads. Consider starting a list of books you are interested in reading.

If you see something you like, search our catalogue, using Destiny, and selecting LSS.

If we don't have it, search again, selecting all schools.

If you don't find it there, search the VIRL website.

You can also suggest we purchase it for the school library.

Virl has a good list of award winners, though they don't identify what type of book the award is for (for example, young adult, adult, science fiction, etc.)
http://virl.bibliocommons.com/explore/index/awards

Even better is the list compiled by the Toronto Public library. This is very comprehensive, and includes French and English book awards lists, Canadian, International , young adult, non-fiction, etc.
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/books-video-music/books/award-winners/

Other Lists

100 great books to read before you die
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/bigread/top100.shtml

100 best novels
http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/

1001 Best Books of all time, proposed by 100 writers from 54 countries
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_100_Best_Books_of_All_Time

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die from the book compiled by over one hundred literary critics worldwide and edited by Peter Boxall.
http://www.listology.com/ukaunz/list/1001-books-you-must-read-you-die
http://1001beforeyoudie.com/1001_books_uk.html

See Find and Discuss Books for other great books.