We told you about the Reading Well scheme in libraries here and now, in 'back to school week' we'd like to share the Reading Well for Young People book list or 'Shelf Help' as it is also known.

Life can sometimes be stressful for young people, whether it’s going back to school and starting a new class, to making new friends or tackling exams for example. To help you find ways to help Reading Well, which promotes the benefits of reading for health and well being, have come up with a list of 17 books for young people chosen by young people to help provide mood boosters to support their well being. The books which have been selected for 2017 are:

  • The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness
  • Wonder by R.J Palacio
  • Finding Cherokee Brown by Sibohan Curham
  • The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith and Valerie Grove
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Crongton Knights by Alex Wheatle
  • Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
  • This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
  • The Harry Potter Series by J K Rowling
  • Bodyguard Series by Chris Bradford

Whether young readers decide to read the whole list or use it as inspiration for finding their own mood boosting books, we think these titles are great for reading well.