Suggested Reading Lists

Curated reading lists based on subject. Some lists also contain sub-sections related to the subject, which are listed beside the linked PDF. All listed titles are fiction unless otherwise noted as being 'non-fiction.' 

Abuse & Survival - physical & emotional abuse, sexual abuse

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Disabilities - mental disabilities, physical disabilities

Fantasy - magical powers (humans with powers), fairytales/retellings, gods/goddesses, mythical creatures, medieval, magical realism

Historical Fiction - ancient times, middles ages, renaissance, Elizabeth & Victorian era, Chinese Dynasty’s, Feudal/Edo japan, revolutionary war, civil war, WWI, Great Depression, WWII, Vietnam Wars, Iraq wars, post-war and the 20th century

Horror & Thrillers


Immigrants & Refugees

LGBTQA+ - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual

Light Novels (written adaptations of manga)

Mental Illness - depression/anxiety, self-harm, addiction, schizophrenia, PTSD, OCD, phobias

Middle Grade Novels - these books would be appropriate in either the children’s or young adult section, but for one reason or another ended up in one section over the other. This list covers a range of topics and genres.


Novels in Verse


Science Fiction - space exploration, aliens, video games/virtual reality, time travel, dystopian, steampunk, robots/AI