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  1. Take Note: The 2013 TAYSHAS Reading List

  2. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews “During my senior year, my mom forced me to become friends with a girl who had cancer. This brought about the destruction of my entire life.” F AND Young Adult

  3. Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer Do you believe in ghosts? F ARC Young Adult

  4. Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies by Marc Aronson Hoover, head of the FBI and guardian and protector of America, was a master of hiding his illegal tactics. 363.25 ARO

  5. The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi “You live in a barbarous place. You cannot be blamed for trying to survive.” F BAC SciFi/Fantasy

  6. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Can light drive out darkness? F BAR SciFi/Fantasy

  7. Ashes by Ilsa Bick The zombies are coming. F BIC SciFi/Fantasy

  8. The Raft by S.A. Bodeen Plane crash. Leaky raft. Shark-infested waters. Bag of Skittles. Would you survive? F BOD Suspense

  9. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Life can be hard when you’re a ghost-killer. F BLA Suspense

  10. The Diviners by Libba Bray “Small-Town Dame Lands in Big Apple, Goes Wild, Tries to Stop Resurrection of Antichrist.” Yeah, that story. F BRA

  11. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan What if your imaginary friend is real? And cute. And your connection might solve a murder. F BRE Suspense

  12. Black & White: The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor by Larry Dane Brimner Two men. Two key players. Two views. One historic fight for civil rights and the end of segregation. 323.119 BRI

  13. iBoy by Kevin Brooks “Search. Shock. Destroy.” And you thought your iPhone made you powerful. F BRO SciFi/Fantasy

  14. Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson “She is the chosen one, and her time has come.” F CAR SciFi/Fantasy

  15. Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers Can words and an unexpected friendship heal? F CHA

  16. Tempest by Julie Cross “Today Jackson and Holly are in love. Tomorrow, she will lie dying in his arms. Yesterday he must undo it all.” F CRO SciFi/Fantasy

  17. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth After her secret relationship with a girl is revealed, Cameron’s aunt ships her off to God’s Promise to be “cured”. F DAN Young Adult

  18. The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda “It’s either hunt or be hunted.” F FUK SciFi/Fantasy

  19. Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon Noa wakes up with an incision over her heart and no recollection of what happened. On the run, Peter may be her only hope to survive. F GAG Young Adult

  20. The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George “How do you choose between what you believe in and the one you love?” F GEO Young Adult

  21. Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould In 1585 Venice, Laura must leave the convent to marry her dead sister’s repulsive fiancé. To avoid the marriage she joins a mysterious secret society of women. F GOU Young Adult

  22. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green “When a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.” F GRE Young Adult

  23. Mr. Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn “The kind of face nobody remembers. The man you meet at the top of the stairs, that’s who he is. The man you should pay attention to, the man you shouldn’t offend.” Mr. Death. F HAH Young Adult

  24. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman “Can one girl unite two worlds?” And can she keep her secret? F HAR SciFi/Fantasy

  25. The Night She Disappeared by April Henry Gabie’s coworker delivers a pizza and never returns. She realizes she was the intended target and is determined to find out what happened. F HEN Suspense

  26. A Certain October by Angela Johnson Since the accident, Scotty’s world is upside down. Plagued with guilt and loss, she struggles to put her life back together and find peace. F JOH Young Adult

  27. Keeping The Castle by Patrice Kindl Althea is looking for Mr. Right—tall, handsome…oh let’s get real. He needs to be wealthy. Very wealthy so she can save her family’s castle and support her mother and brother. Will she settle for rich Lord Boring or will love prevail? F KIN Young Adult

  28. Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King “How long can Lucky keep hiding in his dreams before reality forces its way inside?” F KIN Young Adult

  29. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour “Maybe we always were the people we imagined ourselves to be.” F LAC Young Adult

  30. Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan “Friends don’t let friends date vampires.” F LAR SciFi/Fantasy

  31. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne “Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that could go wrong.” F LAY Young Adult

  32. My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt When her pimp brings eleven-year-old Melli to Angel and tells her to “show her the ropes” will she have the strength to help Melli and break free? F LEA Young Adult

  33. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers “Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?” F LEF Young Adult

  34. Every Day by David Levithan “Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.” F LEV Young Adult

  35. Legend by Marie Lu North America is divided and war-torn. June, a brilliant soldier has vowed to hunt and kill Day, a rebel and criminal. They soon discover the Republic’s dark secrets. F LU SciFi/Fantasy

  36. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga “What if the world’s most notorious serial killer…was your dad?” F LYG Young Adult

  37. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson Taylor’s family takes one last trip to the summerhouse after receiving devastating news. She realizes she has a second chance with family, friends, and maybe love. F MAT Young Adult

  38. Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis “After being severely wounded in Iraq, Ben’s traumatic brain injury turns everyone’s world upside down.” F MAZ Young Adult

  39. Never Fall Down: A Novel by Patricia McCormick “You show you care, you die. You show fear, you die. You show nothing, maybe you live.” F MCC Young Adult

  40. Beyond: A Ghost Story by Graham McNamee Just me and my shadow—who’s trying to kill me. F MCN Young Adult

  41. Cinder by Marissa Meyer Cinderella turned cyborg. F MEY SciFi/Fantasy

  42. No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson In 1939 Michaux started with “five books, a building, and one hundred dollars”. By 1975 his bookstore was the intellectual center of Harlem enriching and empowering African Americans. F NEL Young Adult

  43. A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix Being a prince isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Especially when there are ten million other princes trying to become emperor also. F NIX SciFi/Fantasy

  44. Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet “Can love survive a lifetime?” F PEE Young Adult

  45. The Knife and the Butterfly by Ashley Hope Perez Azael wakes up in jail and only remembers a gang fight. Now he must observe a female inmate and try to piece together what happened. F PER Young Adult

  46. Desert Angel by Charlie Price “14-year-old Angel is being hunted in the desert by her mother’s abusive boyfriend and murderer.” F PRI Young Adult

  47. Boy21 by Matthew Quick Boy21 believes he’s from space. Finley doesn’t feel it’s necessary to talk much. Their friendship helps them both heal. F QUI Young Adult

  48. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi “A million ways to die. One way to live.” F ROS SciFi/Fantasy

  49. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz Two loners. Polar opposites. A life-changing friendship. F SAE Young Adult

  50. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber My prom date’s an assassin?!? F SCH Young Adult