Nov 15, 2011

2012 TAYSHAS High School Reading List - Final

Below is the FINAL TAYSHAS High School Reading List (THSRL) for 2012. The THSRL is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART). The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 9-12 to explore a variety of current books. Also, it's a great Best Of list that can be a reference year round.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced - Ali, Nujood with Delphine Minoui
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing - Angel, Ann
Compulsion - Ayarbe, Heidi

I Am J - Beam, Chris
Flip - Bedford, Martyn
Teenage Wasteland - Biederman, Lynn and Pazer, Lisa

Chime - Billingsley, Franny
White Cat: The Curse Workers - Black, Holly
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition - Blumenthal, Karen
Lie - Bock, Caroline

Beauty Queens - Bray, Libba
Queen of Hearts - Brooks, Martha
Bitter End - Brown, Jennifer
Stolen - Christopher, Lucy
Leverage - Cohen, Joshua C.

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares - Cohn, Rachel and Levithan, David
Notes from the Blender - Cook, Trish and Halpin, Brendan
What happened to Goodbye - Dessen, Sarah
Entwined - Dixon, Heather

Annexed - Dogar, Sharon
Revolution - Donnelly, Jennifer
You Against Me - Downham, Jenny
Wildthorn, Eagland, Jane

How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend - Ghislain, Gary
Ruby Red - Gier, Kerstin
The Girl is Murder - Haines, Kathryn Miller
Blank Confession, Hautman, Pete

The Big Crunch - Hautman, Pete
Paper Covers Rock - Hubbard, Jenny
Five Flavors of Dumb - John, Anthony
The Name of the Star - Johnson, Maureen

Please Ignore Vera Dietz - King, A.S.
Cate of the Lost Colony - Klein, Lisa
Girl In Translation - Kwok, Jean
Hothouse - Lynch, Chris

Exposed - Marcus, Kimberly
Thunder over Kandahar - McKay, Sharon E.
Shine - Myracle, Lauren
Recovery Road - Nelson, Blake
Trapped - Northrop, Michael

Delirium, Oliver, Lauren
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein - Oppel, Kenneth
Karma - Ostlere, Cathy
I Will Save You - Pena, Matt de la

Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
The Things a Brother Knows - Reinhardt, Dana
The Queen of Water Resau - Laura & Maria Virginia Farinango
Illegal - Restrepo, Bettina

Across the Universe - Revis, Beth
Divergent - Roth, Veronica
A Good Long Way - Saldana, Rene, Jr.
Between Here and Forever - Scott, Elizabeth

White Crow - Sedgwick, Marcus
Between Shades of Gray - Sepetys, Ruta
The Berlin Boxing Club - Sharenow, Robert

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters - Standiford, Natalie
Between - Warman, Jessica
The Mockingbirds - Whitney, Daisy
Pink - Wilkinson, Lili

Miles From Ordinary -Williams, Carol Lynch
Beatle Meets Destiny - Williams, Gabrielle
The Space Between Trees - Williams, Katie s
Blink and Caution - Wynne-Jones, Tim

Recognize any? I sure do! I think it is a fantastic list showing a lot of diversity. 4 of these titles are also featured on the Lone Star Reading List. If you are looking to expand your reading list or recommend something for the holidays, this is a good place to start.

For a list of winners from 2011, please visit the TAYSHAS website.