I have purchased many new books for our classroom library over the summer---I felt my library needed updating. I found several lists online with the best books for teens and young adults. I used these lists and lists of books my students gave me last year to help me find books. One of these lists is from a survey conducted by National Public Radio. One of my great sources for novels was Goodwill stores throughout the Milwaukee area. I found wonderful novels for 89 cents each!