What to Read

If you’re looking for a good book, try one of our favorites!  Click on a cover to read a review.

TEEN Picks:


Do you like popular magazines like People or Sports Illustrated?  Check out our electronic versions of many popular magazines here!

Are you mobile-savvy?  Download the free Teen Book Finder App!

Do you want to read eBooks and listen to audiobooks for free with your library card?  Then click here to check out all the things you can download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

How about reading a book from a Connecticut Author (click here for books our library owns)?

Want to tell the world what new book you think is the best?  Then check out the Nutmeg Award Nominees and vote on your favorites!
Nutmeg Middle School 2015 Nominees
Nutmeg High School 2015 Nominees

You can also vote for your favorite book in the national poll Teens’ Top Ten.

There are some great ideas for what movie based on a book to see on the TeenReads Books On Screen blog.

Great websites to help you find even more awesome stuff to read


More free eBooks


So you’ve looked through the Library’s ebooks, and you’re hungry for more titles. There are plenty of places to find free ebooks online. Here are some good starting points:

Over 26,000 free titles pulled from bigger sites like the Internet Archive and Project Gutenberg, then organized like a regular online bookstore so it’s easy to find something of interest.

The site is mainly dedicated to selling books, but you can browse for free titles under Free Public Domain Books or under Free Original Books. You’ll also find some free titles by selecting eBooks under $5.

Open Library
More than 1 million free titles from places like the Connecticut State Library and Internet Archive. The best way to navigate Open Library is checking the “Show only ebooks” box located below the search field.

Amazon’s Free Popular Classics
For use by Kindle devices. As of January 2014, there are 571 free classics available to download. (Note: requires an Amazon account with a credit card.)

Barnes and Noble’s Free NOOK Books
For NOOK devices. Be aware, though, that some of these “books” are only a preview or are just the first few chapters of a book. Read the titles carefully to see if you’re downloading a complete book or a preview. (Requires a BN.com account with a credit card.)

Still hungry? Here are some more heavy-duty online resources:

iConn’s list of Other Useful Sites for Free eBooks and Audiobooks
The Connecticut State Library has compiled its own list of free ebook sites, with a focus on more educational and academic titles. They also provide free ebooks and some textbooks for students in elementary school, middle school, or high school.

Google Books Advanced Search
Google Books carries more academic titles. Select “full view only” under Search to get results for complete books.