Hey TEENS! These final days of summer mean one of two things: either you are soaking up the sun and enjoying those last moments of being carefree, or you’ve procrastinated and are now furiously cramming your summer reading and projects into the wee hours before you have to head back to____... I promise not to say the “s” word! Whether you’re reading for enjoyment or obligation, we’d love to hear from you! Check out #HPBteensREAD and tweet us your review. (Plus, learn about how you can win a Teen Reading Prize Pack.) Also, follow the #HPBteensREAD hashtag to get some great recommendations!
Our good friend and librarian Kristen at the Irving Public Library, (organizers of the first-ever North Texas Teen Book Festival, coming in March 2015), gave us a quick list of the best teen reads this summer. Have you had the chance to pick these up? --Becky
Hey HPB Booklovers!
Here’s a list of authors and books we can't keep on the shelves!
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- The Living by Matt de la Peña
- Noggin by John Corey Whaley
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner (movie coming out September 19!)
- Unwind series by Neal Shusterman
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
- Divergent series by Veronica Roth
- Eleanor & Park and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman (this title has been super hot, especially with the movie coming out on August 22!)
- Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles series) by Marissa Meyer
- The Selection series by Kiera Cass
- The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han - perpetual teen summer reading fave!
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- another teen summer reading fave!
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin (the final installment comes out in November and interest for this series has seriously rekindled lately)
I could go on and on with teen books, but I should probably keep the list short and sweet. ;) Take care and happy reading!
--Kristen, Teen Services, Irving Public Library-Central Library