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Hey, Read This!

September 09, 2014 by pjorgensen

Hey, Read This!

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Books listed are chosen to represent the wide world of literature. While there is something for everyone, not every title listed will be of interest to, or appropriate for, every reader. Check with your librarian for more suggestions.

Check out these new booklists - three of our new Books, Movies & More pages!

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A Little Dark Reading

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2012

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2011

Sarah's Teen Read Week List 2010

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2010

Susan's Summer Reading List, 2010

Sarah's TeensRead List, Summer 2010

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: 2010 Finalists

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2009

Best Books for Young Adults From the American Library Association

The Hot List! Check the most popular items on the teen advance reservations list!

Susan's Picks, Winter 2008 Also available as a two-part audio podcast; the podcasts also include books for adults:

Podcast of this book talk  Part 1
Podcast of this book talk  Part 2 

 

Good Youth Books for Gifts, 2008 (This list includes books for younger readers)

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2008

Fanged Fiction

Sarah's Teen Book List, Spring 2008 An audio podcast based on this list is also available: podcast graphic

 

Susan's Picks, Spring 2008 Also available as an audio podcast: podcast graphic

Good Youth Books for Gifts, 2007 (This list includes books for younger readers)

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2007

Books for Young People: A Gere Branch Books Talk Presentation - Feb 5, 2007

Award Winning Books

Game On! Fiction for Gaming Fans

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2006

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2005

Susan's Picks - March 2005

Susan's Picks - 2004

Young Adult Booktalks, Spring 2004

Golden Sower Awards

Golden Sower Award Nominees From the Past

Teen Book Club Teen Book Club
The online Teen Book Club is one of eleven online book clubs available through Lincoln City Libraries. Sign up and you'll receive brief daily sections of the books in your specified categories via your e-mail account. Each day's entry will be approximately 5 minutes worth of reading material. Click the book cover image to get more information.



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Fanged Fiction

January 20, 2013 by Webmaster


In the Forests of the Night In the Forests of the Night
Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when, as a human, she died and was transformed against her will.

Eighth Grade BitesEighth Grade Bites
Ninth Grade Slays (Series- Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and best friend, has kept secret that he is half vampire, but when his missing teacher is replaced by a sinister substitute, he learns that there is more to being a vampire, and to his parents' deaths, than he could have guessed.

Glass HousesGlass Houses (Series- Morganville vampires)
For Claire Danvers, high school was hell, but college may be murder. Bad enough she got on the wrong side of Monica, the meanest of the her new school's mean girls ... but now she's got three new roommates, all with secrets of their own. And the biggest secret of all isn't really a secret, except from Claire: Morganville is run by vampires.

BloodlineBloodline (Series- Bloodline)
In this story told primarily through journal entries, a British soldier in World War I makes the horrifying discovery that his regiment commander is descended from Count Dracula.

Marked Marked (Series- House of Night)
Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is Marked as a fledging vampyre and joins the House of Night where she will train to become an adult vampyre.

Blue Bloods Blue Bloods (Series- Blue Bloods)
Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

Vampire Island Vampire Island
Siblings Maddy, Lexie, and Hudson Livingstone, who are vampire-fruit bat hybrids, struggle to adjust to living as humans in New York City while maintaining their individual vampire strengths.

Sweetblood Sweetblood
After a lifetime of being a model student, sixteen-year-old Lucy Szabo is suddenly in trouble at school, at home, with the "proto-vampires" she has met online and in person, and most of all with her uncontrolled diabetes.

The Silver Kiss The Silver Kiss
A mysterious teenage boy harboring a dark secret helps Zoèe come to terms with her mother's terminal illness.

Gil's All Fright Diner Gil's All Fright Diner
Hired by the owner of an all-night diner to eliminate the zombie problem that is costing her customers, werewolf Duke and vampire Earl tackle an even stickier adversary who is out to take over the diner.

Sunshine Sunshine
They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion-within easy reach of a figure in the moonlight. She knows he is a vampire.

Suck It Up Suck It Up
After graduating from the International Vampire League, a screwy, teenage vampire named Morning is given the chance to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a superhero when he embarks on a League mission to become the first vampire to reveal his identity to humans and to demonstrate how peacefully-evolved, blood-substitute-drinking vampires can use their powers to help humanity.

Twilight Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn ( Series- Twilight)
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

Vampire High Vampire High
When his family moves from California to New Sodom, Massachusetts and Cody enters Vlad Dracul Magnet School, many things seem strange, from the dark-haired, paleskinned, supernaturally strong students to Charon, the wolf who guides him around campus on the first day.

Vampire Kisses Vampire Kisses (Series- Vampire Kisses)
Sixteen-year-old Raven, an outcast who always wears black and hopes to become a vampire some day, falls in love with the mysterious new boy in town, eager to find out if he can make her dreams come true.

My Swordhand Is Singing My Swordhand Is Singing
In the dangerous dark of winter in an Eastern European village during the early seventeenth century, Peter learns from a gypsy girl that the Shadow Queen is behind the recent murders and reanimations, and his father's secret past may hold the key to stopping her.

Cirque du Freak (Series- Saga of Darren Shan)
Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.

TantalizeTantalize
When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

Demons of the Ocean Demons of the Ocean (Series- Vampirates)
When twins Connor and Grace's ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued by pirates, he believes that Grace has been taken aboard the mythical Vampirate's ship, and he is determined to find her.

Dangerous Girls Dangerous Girls (Series- Dangerous Girls)
After sixteen-year-old Destiny and her twin sister, Livvy, are turned into partial vampires at a summer camp, they try to find the "Restorer," someone who can return them to normal.

Companions of the Night Companions of the Night
When sixteen-year-old Kerry Nowicki helps a young man escape from a group of men who claim he is a vampire, she finds herself faced with some bizarre and dangerous choices.

Peeps Peeps
Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.

More books to read



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Susan's Summer Reading List, 2010

May 17, 2010 by Webmaster
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Here's what Susan's reading this summer!


The Vampire BookThe Vampire Book by Sally Regan

Reality CheckReality Check by Peter Abrahams

The MonstrumologistThe Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

Hearts at StakeHearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey

The Sea of Trolls The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

The Graveyard BookThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The White MountainsThe White Mountains by John Christopher

The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins



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Susan's Picks 2004

October 16, 2009 by pjorgensen
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Teen Read Week 2004: It's Alive @ Your Library
Middle School list:

Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

The House You Pass On the Way The House You Pass On the Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Bloody Jack Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer

Bat 6 Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Cheating Lessons Cheating Lessons by Nan Willard Cappo

Memory Boy Memory Boy by Will Weaver

The Breadwinner The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Before We Were Free Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez

After After by Francine Prose

Alanna: the First Adventure Alanna: the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

The Wee Free Men The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

The Rag and Bone Shop The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier

Companions of the Night Companions of the Night by Vivian VandeVelde

Getting Away With Murder Getting Away With Murder: the True Story of the Emmett Till Case by Chris Crowe

The Scarlet Pimpernel The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

High School list:

Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

Geography Club Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

Mind's Eye Mind's Eye by Paul Fleischman

Fighting Ruben Wolfe Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak

Cheating Lessons Cheating Lessons by Nan Willard Cappo

Memory Boy Memory Boy by Will Weaver

Persepolis Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Sweetblood Sweetblood by Pete Hautman

After After by Francine Prose

Alanna: the First Adventure Alanna: the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

The Wee Free Men The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

The Rag and Bone Shop The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier

Companions of the Night Companions of the Night by Vivian VandeVelde

Getting Away With Murder Getting Away With Murder: the True Story of the Emmett Till Case by Chris Crowe

The Scarlet Pimpernel The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

 


Book Talk, Culler Middle School, May 17, 2004

Body Bags Body Bags by Christopher Golden

Stormbreaker Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

How I Fell in Love and Learned to Shoot Freethrows How I Fell in Love and Learned to Shoot Freethrows by Jon Ripslinger

If You Come Softly If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

The Dirt Eaters The Dirt Eaters by Dennis Foon

The First Part Last The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

Touching Spirit Bear Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

Mortal Engines Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Phineas Gage, a Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science Phineas Gage, a Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by Jon Fleischman



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Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2009

October 06, 2009 by Webmaster
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Middle School recommendations
Hurt Go HappyHurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby

FlygirlFlygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Carlisle vs. ArmyCarlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner and the Forgotten Story of Football’s Greatest Battle by Lars Anderson

Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesPride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Dead is the New BlackDead is the New Black by Monica Perez

My Most Escellent YearMy Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-BankThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

GracelingGraceling by Kristen Cashore

Suck It UpSuck it Up by Brian Meehl

Red Moon at SharpsburgRed Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells

PeakPeak by Roland Smith

Estrella‚Äôs QuinceaneraEstrella’s Quinceanera by Malin Alegria

North of BeautifulNorth of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

The Missing GirlThe Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer

JinxJinx by Meg Cabot

High School recommendations
The Death of Jayson PorterThe Death of Jayson Porter by Jamie Adoff


Carlisle vs. ArmyCarlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner and the Forgotten Story of Football’s Greatest Battle by Lars Anderson



Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesPride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith


The Brothers TorresThe Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees

City of ThievesCity of Thieves by David Benioff

Little BrotherLittle Brother by Cory Doctorow

Living Dead GirlLiving Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

What I Saw and How I LiedWhat I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

ImpossibleImpossible by Nancy Werlin


The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-BankThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart



My Most Escellent YearMy Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger



Suck It UpSuck it Up by Brian Meehl



North of BeautifulNorth of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley


Finding NoufFinding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris


GracelingGraceling by Kristen Cashore


   


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