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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My favorite summer reads of 2012

These are my favorite summer reads that I think teens will enjoy.

1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2. Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers
3. Sabriel and Lirael by Garth Nix
4. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
6. A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron
7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
8. Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright
9. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fford
10. Stotan! by Chris Crutcher
11. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith
12. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
13. After the Snow by S.D. Crockett
14. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
15. The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison
16. A Bride's Story #1 by Kaoru Mori
17. The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci
18. Playing the Enemy by John Carlin


  1. There are so many great books out there! I've only read one book on this list and I have one (Code Name Verity) on hold at the library. And now I'm curious about another large stack. I can't keep up! But still, thanks for the suggestions.

  2. Great list, Anne! I think you made some good choices of grown-up books that teens would enjoy!

    By the way, I have posted my Wrap-Up for the Big Book Summer Challenge here:


    If you write a wrap-up post for the challenge, you can include your link on that page - thanks for participating!



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