Nov 17, 2011

2012 Lone Star Reading List - Final

The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Each book on the list has been favorably reviewed for grades 6, 7, or 8 in a professional review source.

Notes from an Accidental Band Geek - Dionne, Erin
Hidden - Frost, Helen

Belly Up - Gibbs, Stuart
A Tale Dark and Grimm - Gidwitz, Adam
Ruby Red - Gier, Kerstin
Take Me to the River - Hobbs, Will
Death Cloud - Lane, Andrew
Rot & Ruin  - Maberry, Jonathan
Wish - Monninger, Joseph
A Monster Calls: A Novel  - Ness, Patrick
This Dark Endeavor - Oppel, Kenneth
Paintings from the Cave: Three Novellas  - Paulsen, Gary
Divergent  - Roth, Veronica
The Fourth Stall  - Rylander, Chris
Okay for Now - Schmidt, Gary D
Between Shades of Gray  - Sepetys, Ruta
The Emerald Atlas - Stephens, John
The Running Dream - Van Draanen, Wendelin
Paranormalcy  - White, Kiersten
Blood Red Road - Young, Moira

In my opinion, this is a fantastic list! I have read several and think they are wonderful additions to any library...including your own. Divergent by Veronica Roth also made the Tayshas Reading List. Not many make both. The Lone Star Reading List is a great reference when you need a book rec for a middle grader and high school or looking for a Best Of for yourself.

For a list of winners from 2011, please visit the Lone Star website