The Nest Library: Recommended Books

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Summer is the perfect time to catch up on some reading! Below, we’ve gathered links to a dozen reading lists, full of recommended books that are sure to inspire adults and children alike:

Award-Winning and Highly Rated Books

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National Book Foundation: National Book Awards 

Over the past seven decades, the National Book Foundation has honored nearly 2,700 titles.

Oprah’s Book Club

Learn how to participate in Oprah’s Book Club, get the Oprah’s Book Club list, discover new books, read book reviews, and find essays from famous authors.

NPR’s Book Concierge

Explore nearly 2,500 recommendations from NPR staff and trusted critics.

TIME‘s Best Fiction Books of 2020

The year’s best fiction offered many paths toward greater understanding and meaningful escape.

TIME‘s Best Nonfiction Books of 2020

These titles call for greater awareness and empathy.

Recommended Books

TIME‘s 100 Must-Read Books of 2020

The fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that deepened our understanding, ignited our curiosity, and helped us escape.

The New Yorker‘s Best Books We Read in 2020

The fiction and nonfiction, old and new, that kept us going.

Barnes & Noble Best Books of the Year

The 10 best books of 2020, according to B&N.

USA TODAY‘s Best Books of 2020

These 13 titles scored perfect four-star reviews from USA TODAY‘s critics.

Children’s Books

Recommended Books

Scholastic: The Books Every Child Should Read in 2021

These groundbreaking new reads have the makings of timeless classics.

Association for Library Service to Children: Notable Children’s Books – 2021

Books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry, and pictures for all age levels that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.

NPR’s 100 Favorite Books for Young Readers

A curated list built from listener recommendations and picks from an expert panel of judges, grouped into categories to help you find just the right books for the kids in your life.

Now that you’ve got books in hand, here are some suggestions on how to Organize Your Bookshelf. Head to for even more reading resources!

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  • Keith

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    Once the children will read, more things they will know. The more they learn, the more places they will go.

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