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English - Independent Reading: Home

Use this guide to find reading ideas for your independent reading assignment.


We believe reading is the single most important factor in determining a student’s language capacity as it is a significant factor in improving oral and written communication skills. To this end, independent reading is encouraged at all grade levels. This academic year, the English Department is continuing its improvement of reading strategies, and fostering a “love of reading” through its independent reading program. 

The Graphic Novel

Graphic novels have their own section in the ASD libraries. If you're not sure where to find them, ask a librarian!


Non-fiction (Informational/Biography)

Teen Book Finder

YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.

Have an iPod Touch, an iPhone or an iPad?

How and Why We Read

John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, explains how and why we read.

Library Catalog - Destiny Classic

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What should I read next?

There are a lot places to find your next great book.


Thanks to the Hunger Games and books like it, dystopian fiction is hugely popular. There are so many to choose from!

The Classics

Fantasy or Sci Fi

Mystery or Thriller

Historical Fiction

Genres for English 10


The Classics

The Graphic Novel


Sci Fi



Satire and Humor

Historical Fiction



New Releases - Novels of 2013-2014-2015

Do a power catalog search using copyright year as one of your search categories, or check out one of the many "best of" lists.

YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults List

Satire and Humor


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