Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Giant Recommendation List


The July 4th holiday is quickly approaching and the library will be closed on Saturday. If you are looking for a book that isn't required reading to take with you on vacation, or over the weekend, then I have the list for you! Even if you are an avid reader, I'm sure you will find a few titles you haven't read out of the 90+ suggestions I've provided. If you have read all of these books, then this may be the prefect time to fill out a Your Reading List form to get a personalized reading list created by me! It wont be ready for the weekend, but there is plenty of time left this summer to read some great books!

To make browsing easier, I'm going to sort the lists by genre. 

Realistic Fiction
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
Swim the Fly by Don Calame
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
The Half-Life of Planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
Reality Boy by A.S. King
The Tragedy Papers by Elizabeth LaBan
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
Winger by Andrew Smith
Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Roomies by Sara Zarr

Historical Fiction
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M.T. Anderson
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
A Step from Heaven by An Na
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatram

Classics:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Fantasy:
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Eon by Alison Goodman
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey
Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Paranormal:
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White


Nonfiction:
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
March by John Robert Lewis

Sci-fi:
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Roar by Emma Clayton
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
The Martian by Andy Weir
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

More (aka wonderful but doesn't really fit on another list):
All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Shneider
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart


Favorite Authors:
Libba Bray
Meg Cabot
Sarah Dessen
Gayle Forman
John Green
A.S. King
Rainbow Rowell
Neal Shusterman
Jordan Sonnenblick

These books, and more suggested titles, will be located on the display next to the Summer Reading carts in the Teen Area of the Robbins Library.
*This list is based off my personal preferences. I tried to vary the reading level and content. Not all books are going to be appropriate for every teen. 

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