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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




2021 Titles

The TAYSHAS Reading List contains 79 titles.  The First tab contains titles chosen as the Top Ten.  The remaining titles are listed in the rest of the tabs.

Until all books have been received the titles in blue indicate titles already available through Unger Memorial Library.  The titles in dark orange have been ordered and will be added to the list when received.

Frankly in Love by David Yoon | Golden Arm by Carl Deuker | The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
Grown by Tiffany Jackson | The Hive by Barry Lyga & Morgan Baden | If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley
Killing November by Adriana Mather | The Liar's Daughter by Megan Cooley Peterson
Three Thing I Know Are True by Betty Culley
| What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha | Barely Missing Everything by Matt Mendez | Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis
The Binding by Bridget Collins | Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi, ed. | Bloom by Kevin Panetta
The Blossom and the Firefly by Sherri L. Smith | The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields
Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli | The Bridge by Bill Kongsberg

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power | The Burning by Laura Bates | Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Color Me In by Natasha Diaz | Cracking the Bell by Geoff Herbach | Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder
Day Zero by Kelly Devos | Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
The Degenerates by J. Albert Mann | Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley

Dig by A. S. King | Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang | Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel | The Haunted by Danielle Vega
Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum | Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan | If I'm Being Honest by Emily Willberley
If You're Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser | I'm Not Dying With Your Tonight by Gilly Segal & Kimberly Jones

In Another Life by C. C. Hunter | Into the Streets by Marke Bieschke | Jackpot by Nic Stone
Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz
| Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan | The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
Layoverland by Gabby Noone | Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali | The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker | Mortal Sight by Sandra Fernandez Rhoads | Not Hungry by Kate Karyus Quinn
Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake | Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon | One of Us is Next by Karen McManus
The Raven's Tale by Cat Winters |                                              
The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen | The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn | The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller | Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner
Slay by Brittany Morris | Stamped by Jason Reynolds | Strange Exit by Parker Peevyhouse
10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston | They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord | The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte

Verify by Joelle Charbonneau | Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan | The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller | We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai | We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding
What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel | White Rose by Kip Wilson
Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw | You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook