8th-12  List

Another school year (2011 – 2012) is here!! Not to worry—here is a list of new titles to have ready when the kids burst through the doors, salivating for new reading material:


January 2012 additions to 2011-2012 list:

Birthmarked, by Caragh O’Brien
Tempest, by Julie Cross
The Berlin Boxing Club, by Robert Sharenow
The Pull of Gravity, by Gae Polisner
The Space Between, by Brenna Yovanoff
What Boys Really Want, by Pete Hautman
Where Things Come Back, by Corey Whaley
Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler

February additions

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones
Bunheads by Sophie Flack
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor
DJ Rising by Love Maia
IBoy by Kevin Brooks
Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet
Stay With Me by Paul Griffin
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

April 2012 additions

Spirit’s Princess (Princesses of Myth), by Esther Friesner
Stay, by Deb Caletti
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (trilogy), by Rae Carson
The Difference Between You and Me, by Madeleine George
There is No Dog, by Meg Rosoff
The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
The Wicked and the Just, by J. Anderson Coats
The Wise Man’s Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle Day Two, by Patrick Rothfuss

Books added in September 2011:

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
Brothers of War by J. Marshall Martin
Chew on This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food by Charles Wilson and Eric Schlosser
Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera
How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain
Lockdown: Escape from Furnace (series) by Alexander Gordon Smith
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (series) by Celia Thomson
The Tiger’s Curse (series) by Colleen Houck
The Wise Man’s Fear (follows Name of the Wind) by Patrick Rothfuss
White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick

October 2011 additions:

All These Things I’ve Done, by Gabrielle Zevin
Falling for Hamlet, by Michelle Ray
Glow, by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Reamde, by Neal Stephenson
The Fox Inheritance, by Mary E. Pearson

November 2011 additions

Everybody Sees the Ants, A.S. King
How to Save a Life, Sara Zarr
My Name is Not Easy, Debby Dahl Edwardson
The Replacement, Brenna Yovanoff
The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvater
You Are My Only, Beth Kephart

December 2011 additions

Ashes, by Ilsa J. Bick
Deadly Little Secret, by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Forgotten, by Cat Patrick
Stalker Girl, by Rosemary Graham
Where Things Come Back, by John Corey Whaley
Wish You Were Dead, by Todd Strasser

Previous year’s lists:

JUNE 2011

Blood Red Road, by Moira Young

Divergent, by Veronica Roth

Fallen Grace, by Mary Hooper

The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer (advanced readers)

The Lock Artist, by Steve Hamilton

The Queen of Water, by Laura Resau and Maria Farinango

MAY 2011 additions

Abandon, Meg Cabot

Beat the Band, Don Calame

Okay for Now, Gary Schmidt

Once, Morris Gleitzman

Out of Shadows, Jason Wallace

The Berlin Boxing Club, Robert Sharenow

What Happened to Good-bye, Sarah Dessen

Where She Went Gayle Forman

APRIL 2011 additions

Chime, Franny Billingsby

Death Cloud, Andrew Lane

Delirium, Lauren Oliver

Entwined, Heather Dixon

Half a Life, Darin Strauss

Tiger’s Curse, Colleen Houck

Trash, Andy Mulligan

MARCH 2011 additions

Angry Young Man, Chris Lynch

Blink and Caution, Tim Wynne-Jones

Elixir, Hilary Duff

Flash Burnout, L.K. Madigan

Girl in Translation, Jean Kwok

Matched, Ally Condie

Strings Attached, Judy Blundell

The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had to, DC Pierson

FEBRUARY 2011 additions

A Time of Miracles, Anne-Laure Baondoux

Bitter Melon, Cara Chow

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu

Mad Love, Suzanne Selfors

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, Heidi W. Durrow

JANUARY 2011 additions

Rise Up Singing, Ann Angel

Split, Swati Avashi

The Revolution, Jennifer Donnelly

The Sky is Everywhere, Jandy Nelson

DECEMBER 2010 additions

Black Hole Sun, David Macinnis Gill

Extraordinary, Nancy Werlin

Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story, Adam Rex

I am Number Four*, Pittacus Lore

The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin, Josh Berk

NOVEMBER 2010 additions

Breaking Night, Liz Murray

Halo,* Alexandra Adornetto

Please Ignore Vera Dietz, A. S. King

Starcrossed, Elizabeth Bunce

The Fortune of Carmen Navarro, Jen Bryant

The Wolves of Andover, Kathleen Kent

OCTOBER 2010 additions

Beautiful Darkness, Kami Garcia

Birth of a Killer, Darren Shan

Crazy, Han Nolan

Dark Song, Gail Giles

Genius Wars, The, Catherine Jinks

It Started With a Dare, Lindsay Faith Rech

Payback Time, Carl Deuker

Reckless, Cornelia Funke

Sky is Everywhere, The, Jandy Nelson

Witches’ Kitchen, The Allen Williams

Swim the Fly Don Calame

SEPTEMBER 2010 additions

A Map of the Known World Lisa Ann Sandell

Bruises Neal Shusterman

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky Heidi W. Durrow

Fallout Ellen Hopkins

Immortal Beloved Cate Tiernan

Advanced Readers

The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Atlas of Unknowns by Tania James

The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

Regular High School List

A Conspiracy of Kings* by Meg Whalen Turner

All the Broken Pieces by Ann Burg

Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Another Faust by Daniel & Dina Nayeri

As Easy as Falling off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins

Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins

Candor by Pam Bachorz

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Eli the Good by Silas House

Gringolandia by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Heist Society by Ally Carter

In the Path of Falling Objects, by Andrew Smith

Lockdown: Escape from Furnace1, Alexander Gordon Smith

Mockinjay*, by Suzanne Collins

Monsters of Men* by Patrick Ness

Payback Time by Carl Deuker

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi

Solace of the Road, by Siobhan Dowd

Stuck on Earth, by David Klass

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June, by Robin Benway

The Mile Between, by Mary E. Pearson

The Orange Houses, by Paul Griffin

The Treasure Map of Boys, by E. Lockhart

Thirteen Days to Midnight, by Patrick Carman

Last school year’s lists

May 2010

Center Field by Robert Lipsyte

Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers

Perfect Chemistry, Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

The Cardturner by Louis Sachar

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

April 2010

Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Calling Out Your Name by Ned White

Choices by Kate Buckley

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 2 by Alexander Gordon Smith

Operation Yes by Sara Holmes

Poisoned Honey: A Story of Mary Magdalene by Beatrice Gormley

Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick

The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

Thomas Riley by Nick Valentino

Troy High by Shana Norris

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, David Levithan

March, 2010

Absolutely, Maybe by Lisa Yee

The Explosionist by Jenny Davidson

The Boneshaker by Kate Milford

February 2010

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Riker’s High by Paul Volponi

Split by Swati Avasthi

January, 2010

Captivate and Need by Carrie Jones

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

If I Stay, by Gayle Forman

Tangled, by Carolyn Mackler

Thirst #1 and Thirst #2 by Christopher Pike

December, 2009

The Maze Runner, by James Dasher

The Everafter, by Amy Huntley

hold still, by Nina la Cour

Flash Burnout, by L.K. Madigan

Fallen, by Lauren Kate

November 2009

A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott

Candor by Pam Bachorz

Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Purple Heart by Patricia Mccormick

Tenth Grade Bites by Heather Brewster

October 2009
Keep them reading! More books for this year’s high school readers.

A Curse As Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Jumped by Rita Williams-garcia

Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor

The Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

September 2009
More books I highly recommend for high school readers:

Academy 7, by Anne Osterlund                                                                                   City of City of Thieves , by David Benioff
Gardens of Water, by Alan Drew
The Gift of Rain, by Tan Twan Eng

July 2009


Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen

A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan  Dowd –

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

Carpe Diem, by Autumn Cornwell

Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, sequel to  Hunger Games

Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America, by Robert Charles Wilson

King of the Screwups, by K.L. Going

L.A. Candy, by Lauren Conrad

Pretty Little Liars, by Sara Shepard

Ranger’s Apprentice: The Siege of Macindaw, Book Six, by John Flanagan

Sacred Stars, by Kathleen Duey, sequel to Skin Hunger

Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater

The Devouring #2: Soulstice, by Simon Holt

The Education of Robert Nifkin, by Daniel Pinkwater

The Killer’s Cousin, by Nancy Werlin

The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey

The Waters and the Wild, by Francesca Lia Block

This is What I Did, by Ann Dee Ellis

Wings, by Aprilynne Pike

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson,

Ten Cents a Dance, by Christine Fletcher, historical fiction 40’s Chicago

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams


Most Popular 2008-2009

The most popular authors in my high school classes for the 2008-2009  school year were Garth Nix, Christopher Moore, Stephenie Meyer, Ellen Hopkins, Darren Shan, Neal Shusterman, and Neil Gaiman.


In addition the following books were very well-liked:


A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson

Evil Genius and Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher

The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

The Summoning and The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

The White King by Gyorgy Dragoman

Wake and Fade by Lisa McMann

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