Reading List 2017


  1. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak.
  2. Maybe a Fox, Kathi Appelt.
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher.
  4. Pug Man’s 3 Wishes, Sebastian Meschenmoser.
  5. Jane Austen: An Illustrated Biography, Zana Alkayat.
  6. The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe, Anuschka Rees.
  7. Mosquitoland, David Arnold.
  8. Get Gorgeous: A More Beautiful, Confident You in 21 Days, Christel Vatasso.


  1. Flying Lessons and Other Stories, Ellen Oh.
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Newt Scamander: A Movie Scrapbook, Rick Barba.
  3. Phantom Limbs, Paula Garner.
  4. Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case, Patricia Hruby Powell.
  5. A List of Cages, Robin Roe.
  6. Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson.
  7. Pilfer Academy: A School So Bad It’s Criminal, Lauren Magaziner.
  8. Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team, Steve Sheinkin.
  9. Blood of Wonderland, Colleen Oakes.
  10. Goodbye Days, Jeff Zentner.
  11. Before Morning, Joyce Sidman.
  12. The Radius of Us, Marie Marquardt.
  13. History is All You Left Me, Adam Silvera.
  14. Caraval, Stephanie Garber.
  15. The March Against Fear, Ann Bausum.
  16. Optimists Die First, Susin Nielsen.
  17. MWD: Hell Is Coming Home, Brian David Johnson.


  1. The Last Message Received, Emily Trunko.
  2. The You I’ve Never Known, Ellen Hopkins.
  3. We Are Okay, Nina LaCour.
  4. Page by Paige, Laura Lee Gulledge.
  5. Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century, Sue Macy.
  6. The Secret Keepers, Trenton Lee Stewart.
  7. Our Own Private Universe, Robin Talley.
  8. March: Book One, John Robert Lewis.
  9. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas.
  10. The Language of Angels: The Reinvention of Hebrew, Richard Michelson.
  11. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, Phaedra Patrick.
  12. Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time, Tanya Lee Stone.
  13. Ronit & Jamil, Pamela L. Laskin.
  14. American Street, Ibi Zoboi.
  15. Short, Holly Goldberg Sloan.
  16. Anne Frank’s Story, Carol Ann Lee.
  17. Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d, Mary Losure.
  18. Dreamland Burning, Jennifer Latham.
  19. The Beast Is an Animal, Peternelle van Arsdale.
  20. Max, Sarah Cohen-Scali.
  21. From Ant to Eagle, Alex Lyttle.
  22. Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined, Danielle Younge-Ullman.
  23. The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well, Meik Wiking.
  24. Fire Color One, Jenny Valentine.
  25. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, Benjamin Alire Saenz.
  26. Almost Autumn, Marianne Kaurin.


  1. Maid of the King’s Court, Lucy Worsley.
  2. The Beautiful Pretender, Melanie Dickerson.
  3. The Best We Could Do, Thi Bui.
  4. Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, Lily Collins.
  5. Wait for Me, Caroline Leech.
  6. When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandy Menon.
  7. Hello, Universe, Erin Entrada Kelly.
  8. Commonwealth, Ann Patchett.
  9. Speak of Me as I Am, Sonia Belasco.
  10. One Trick Pony, Nathan Hale.
  11. Seeking Refuge, Irene Watts.
  12. The Upside of Unrequited, Becky Albertalli.
  13. What Girls Are Made Of, Elana K. Arnold.
  14. Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism, Marc Aronson.
  15. Looking for Group, Rory Harrison.


  1. Britt-Marie Was Here, Fredrick Backman.
  2. Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, Deborah Heiligman.
  3. That One Summer, Mariko Tamaki.
  4. Aftercare Instructions, Bonnie Pipkin.
  5. Useless Bay, M.J. Beaufrand.
  6. Ramona Blue, Julie Murphy.
  7. Just a Normal Tuesday, Kim Turrisi.
  8. The One Memory of Flora Banks, Emily Barr.


  1. That Thing We Call a Heart, Sheba Karim.
  2. Sunkissed, Jenny McLachlan.
  3. A Lie for a Lie, Robin Merrow MacCready.
  4. Paris for One and Other Stories, Jojo Moyes.
  5. Bull, David Elliott.
  6. Brave, Svetlana Chmakova.
  7. The Names They Gave Us, Emery Lord.
  8. The Summer Before the War, Helen Simonson.
  9. One of Us Is Lying, Karen McManus.
  10. The Mayo Clinic Diet, Donald D. Hensrud.
  11. Once and for All, Sarah Dessen.
  12. North of Happy, Adi Alsaid.
  13. Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index, Julie Israel.


  1. Blue Sky White Stars, Sarvinder Naberhaus.
  2. Such a Good Girl, Amanda K. Morgan.
  3. The Captive Maiden, Melanie Dickerson.
  4. The Golden Braid, Melanie Dickerson.
  5. Grit, Gillian French.
  6. Flower, Elizabeth Craft.
  7. The Weekenders, Mary Kay Andrews.
  8. The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship, Philip Pullman.
  9. Midnight at the Electric, Jodi Lynn Anderson.
  10. The Parisian Chic Look Book: What Should I Wear Today? Ines de La Fressange.
  11. How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child, Sandra Uwiringiyimana.


  1. Eliza and Her Monsters, Francesca Zappia.
  2. Fallen Land, Taylor Brown.
  3. The Noble Servant, Melanie Dickerson.
  4. Solo, Alexander Kwame.
  5. Lucky Girl, Amanda Maciel.
  6. That Burning Summer, Lydia Syson.
  7. Refugee, Alan Gratz.
  8. Little Wrecks, Meredith Miller.
  9. Little & Lion, Brandy Colbert.
  10. The Merchant’s Daughter, Melanie Dickerson.
  11. Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor.
  12. The Dire King, William Ritter.
  13. The Huntress of Thornbeck, Melanie Dickerson.


  1. Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart, Claire Harman.
  2. Ruby’s Diary: Reflections on All I’ve Lost and Gained, Ruby Gettinger.
  3. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Sherman Alexie.
  4. A Million Junes, Emily Henry.
  5. The Arsonist, Stephanie Oakes.
  6. Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds.
  7. Release, Patrick Ness.
  8. Genuine Fraud, E. Lockhart.
  9. Poppies of Iraq, Brigitte Findakly.
  10. Feral Youth, Shaun David Hutchinson.
  11. Dress Codes for Small Towns, Courtney C. Stevens.


  1. Fall In Line, Holden, Daniel W. Vandever.
  2. It Takes a Village, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  3. What Happened, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  4. Landscape with Invisible Hand, M.T. Anderson.
  5. They Both Die at the End, Adam Silvera.
  6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling.
  7. The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware.
  8. Wild Beauty, Anna-Marie McLemore.
  9. You Bring the Distant Near, Mitali Perkins.
  10. The Memory Trees, Kali Wallace.
  11. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Erika L. Sanchez.
  12. Too Shattered for Mending, Peter Brown Hoffmeister.
  13. Starfish, Akemi Dawn Bowman.


  1. Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions, Russell Brand.
  2. Real Friends, Shannon Hale.
  3. I Love My Purse, Belle Demont.
  4. The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living, Louise Miller.
  5. The Way Home in the Night, Akiko Miyakoshi.
  6. One Dark Throne, Kendare Blake.
  7. Pashmina, Nidhi Chanani.


  1. Sisters, Raina Telgemeier.
  2. Ghosts, Raina Telgemeier.
  3. Unqualified, Anna Faris.
  4. Dear Martin, Nic Stone.
  5. The Summer of Owen Todd, Tony Abbott.
  6. The Deal of a Lifetime, Fredrik Backman.
  7. Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire.
  8. The Witch Boy, Molly Ostertag.
  9. The Christmas Town, Donna VanLiere.
  10. Ghosts of Greenglass House, Kate Milford.
  11. Drama, Raina Telgemeier.
  12. Make Good Art, Neil Gaiman.
  13. El Deafo, Cece Bell.
  14. Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much, Just Right: The Swedish Guide to Creating Balance in Your Life, Niki Brantmark.
  15. A Perfect Day, Lane Smith.
  16. A Greyhound, A Groundhog, Emily Jenkins.
  17. Year of No Clutter, Eve O. Schaub.
  18. I Am Alfonso Jones, Tony Medina.
  19. The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, Mac Barnett.
  20. Wolf in the Snow, Matthew Cordell.
  21. Little Fox in the Forest, Stephanie Graegin.
  22. The Ballad of a Broken Nose, Arne Svingen.