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TAYSHAS Reading List

The goal of the TAYSHAS reading list is to motivate young adults to become livelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas. Students in grades 9 – 12 are encouraged to read books for pleasure from the list which includes fiction a




Lists and Books

Titles in bold indicate a TAYSHAS Top Ten Book.  Titles colored blue are currently available through Unger Memorial Library.  TItles colors orange have been ordered but not yet received.  Because this list is very long most years Unger Library not own every book on the list.




Acevedo, Elizabeth

With the Fire on High

Ahmed, Samira


Anderson, Laurie Halse


Appelt, Kathi Angel Thieves
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Little White Lies
Bennett, Jenn Serious Moonlight
Berry, Julie Lovely War
Blake, Ahley erring Girl Made of Stars
Bognanni, Peter This Book is Not Yet Rated
Borrowman, Jerry Invisible Heroes of World War II
Brody, Jessica, and Joanne Rendell Sky Without Stars
Chokshi, Roshani The Gilded Wolves
Cooner, Donna Screenshot
Dayton, Arwen Elys Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful
Degollado, Ruben Throw
Del Rosario, Juleah 500 Words or Less
Donnelly, Jennifer Stepsister
Dunbar, Helene We Are Lost and Found
Elliot, David Voices : the Final Hours of Joan of Arc
Emmich, Val Dear Evan Hansen : the novel
Faizal, Hafsah We Hunt the Flame
Gates, Mariam This Moment is our Life
Giles, Lamar, editor Fresh Ink
Glasgow, Kathlene How to Make Friends with the Dark
Greenwald, Tom Game Changer
Hand, Cynthia, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows My Plain Jane
Henry, Katie Heretics Anonymous
Hutchinson, Shaun David Brave Face
Hutchinson, Shaun David The Past and Other Things that Should Stay Buried
Jackson, Tiffany Let Me Hear a Rhyme
Johnson, Maureen Truly Devious
Kemmerer, Brigid A Curse so Dark and Lonely
Khorram, Adib Darius the Great is Not Okay
Lee, Stacey The Downstairs Girl
McGee, Katharine American Royals
McGinnis, Mindy Heroine
McLemore, Anna-Marie Blanca & Roja
McManus, Karen Two Can Keep a Secret
McNeil, Gretchen #MurderTrending
Miller, Madeline Circe
Neri, Greg Grand Theft Horse
Nijkamp, Marieke, editor Unbroken : 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens
Norriss, Andrew Mike
Norton, Preston Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe
Nwaubani, Adaobi Tricia Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree
Oshiro, Mark Anger is a Gift
Parker, Natalie Seafire
Pessl, Marisha Neverworld Wake
Phillipe, Ben The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
Reynolds, Justin A. Opposite of Always
Ribay, Randy Patron Saints of Nothing
Rowell, Rainbow, and Faith Erin Hicks Pumpkinheads
Russo, Meredith Birthday
Scholte, Astrid Four Dead Queens
Shusterman, Neal Dry
Smith, Amber The Last to Let Go
Smith, Jennifer Field Notes on Love
Stevens, Courtney Four Three Two One
Stevenson, Bryan Just Mercy : a True Story of the Fight for Justice
Summers, Courtney Sadie
Tamaki, Mariko Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
Tembaldor, Alex Secrets of the Casa Rosada
Thomas, Angie On the Come Up
Toro, Guillermo del, and Cornelia Funke Pan's Labyrinth : the Labyrinth of the Faun
van Arsdale, Peterbell The Cold is in Her Bones
Vargas, Jose Antonio Dear America : the Story of an Undocumented Citizen
Vecchione, Patrice, and Alyssa Raymond, editors Ink Knows No Borders : Poems of the Immigrant and RefugeeExperience
Venable, Colleen A. F., and Ellen T. Crenshaw Kiss Number 8
West, Kasie Listen to Your Heart
White, Kiersten Slayer
Young, Suzanne Girls with Sharp Sticks
Zentner, Jeff Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee
Zolidis, Don The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig


Anger is a Gift

Blanca & Roja

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree


Curse so Dark and Lonely

Darius the Great is Not Okay

Dear Evan Hansen

Downstairs Girl


Field Guide to the North American Teenager
Game Changer

Gilded Wolves

Grand Theft Horse

Heretics Anonymous


Just Mercy

Kiss Number 8

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Little White Lies

Lovely War

My Plain Jane

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe
On the Come Up

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried

Patron Saints of Nothing





Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful

Two Can Keep a Secret


With the Fire on High