Staff Booklists

| Recommendations by Teens for Teens |

  What are some of our favorites??? 

Look at the lists below for some of our past favorites, check out our Goodreads page to see what we’re reading today, and ask us next time you come in!

Susan’s List:

Recently Read:

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Older but Still Great Reads:


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson


Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Science Fiction:

Cinder by written by Marissa Meyer

Matched  by Ally Condie

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Angela’s List:

(Books new in 2014)

The Blood Guard by Roy Carter

Dangerous by Shannon Hale  (one of my all-time favorite authors)

Gilt/ Tarnish/ Brazen by Katherine Longshore

Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Scorched by Mari Mancusi

See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

The Selection Series/The One by Keira Cass


Jaci’s List:

2011 List:  Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

2012 List:  The Compound by Stephanie A. Bodeen (Science Fiction)

2012 List:  The Raft by S.A. Bodeen

2013 List:  Matched by Ally Condie

Favorite:  The Downsiders by Neal Shusterman (Fiction)

Past Favorite:  Cages by Peg Kehret

Joan’s List:


Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Can’t Get There From Here by Todd Strasser

The Best and Hardest Thing by Pat Brisson

Historical Fiction:

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Jennifer Choldenko


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Christian Fiction:

Chronicles of Narnia Series by C. S. Lewis

Hangman’s Curse by Frank Peretti


Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riodan

Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling


Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Terrorist by Carolyn B. Cooney

Science Fiction:

Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson

Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer


Daemon Hall by Andrew Nance

House of Night Series by P. C. Cast


Chelsea’s List:


Brooklyn Burning by Steven Brezenoff

Shattering Glass by Gail Giles

The Cure by Sonia Levitin

Between by Jessica Warman

Can’t get There from Here by Todd Strasser


Touched by Cyn Balog


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Christian Fiction:

The Chronicles of Narnia  by C.S. Lewis

Science Fiction:

Virals by Kathy Reichs

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Steampunk)

Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld

Life As We Knew It Series by Susan Pfeffer


Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters by Gail Giles

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann


The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer


John’s List:

 Science Fiction:

Midnighters Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld

Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Giver by Lois Lowry


Peeps and  The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld


Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Mortal Instruments Series by Clare Cassandra


Hatchet by Gary Paulsen


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

1984 by George Orwell

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger