We've asked ELA students to find independent reading books and have them in class on Tuesday. Finding the right book can be difficult as not only students' individual interests, but also their reading levels become factors in book selection.
We hope to get better at matching students with "just right books" this school year, but for now here are some sites that might assist students in finding an independent reading book:
This site from the American Library association lists the best books for young adults since 1996.
Scholastic has a page where students share reviews on books they've read. You can search by genre or grade level.