Williams Independent Reading

We are so excited for you to start an independent reading project! This is an amazing opportunity to have CHOICE in what you decide to read. Have fun with this– read more of a favorite author or genre OR mix it up by trying something completely new.

The amount of enjoyment you get out of this experience is DIRECTLY related to how much you are enjoying your book. We want to help you find one that sounds good, not force you to just grab a poor random book off the shelf that you don’t even think sounds interesting.

Below you will find a collection of book suggestions to help you get started! Have questions, want a book recommendation, just want to say hi? Send Ms. Mac an email smcnerneyoe@olatheschools.org

Ms. Mac’s Video Book Talks

Listen to me talk about five popular favorites (and laugh at how awkward I am on camera!)

Start with this video book talk introduction!

Each video book talk is followed by a list of five similar titles that you might also enjoy. Clicking on the title link will take you to the online library catalog, Destiny, where you can read more about the book. If you like the book and want to put it on hold simply click the “Login” button in the book description, login using your school username and password, and then press “Hold.” Boom, you’re done!

To skip the intro blurb skip ahead to 55 seconds into the video!

Read Alikes for Safest Lies:

SciFi Action Adventure
You CAN skip the intro by starting at roughly 1:58, but you’ll miss some pretty great cat moments, FYI.

Read Alikes for Dry

Action Fantasy
To skip the intro blurb begin the video at 45 seconds!

Read Alikes for Steelheart

Romance Humor

Read Alikes for The Fill-In Boyfriend

Sports: Basketball.
To skip the intro blurb begin the video at 40 seconds!

Read Alikes for Foul Trouble

Reading Survey

After you have watched the book talk videos and explored the read alike suggestions, please complete the short survey. We appreciate you!

More sources of book suggestions!

Searching for a book by genre category: written directions

Placing a hold on a book to check it out: written directions

Searching by genre and placing a hold: video directions

Published by Olathe East High School

Olathe East High School Librarian

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