Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ULTIMATE TEEN READING LIST: Compiled by teenreads.com

One of our goals each month is to inspire you to read --- and to keep reading. We have found that required reading lists for school --- especially summer reading lists --- are not exactly inspiring. Thus we have created what we think is the Ultimate Teen Reading List --- more than 300 titles that we think are perfect choices for reading and discussing. Our dream is that schools will use this list to help them make their own for summer reading or, even better, suggest that students just read what they want from this list.How did we create our list? We compiled entries from Teenreads.com readers who weighed in with their selections and we also asked our staffers for suggestions. Titles range from young adult books to books that we read on adult lists that we think would be enjoyed by teens.Thanks to all who participated in this project, which spurred a lot of conversation about books. We encourage you to share this list with your teachers and fellow classmates, as well as librarians.
Here are the titles we’ve added most recently: CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins
THE CHOSEN ONE by Carol Lynch Williams
FRONT AND CENTER by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
THE GLASS CASTLE: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
IF I STAY by Gayle Forman
IMPOSSIBLE by Nancy Werlin
THE LAST LECTURE by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner
PURPLE HEART by Patricia McCormick
SKUNK GIRL by Sheba Karim

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