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Books to Get You Hooked on Reading


Every year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selects the books that are most likely to be picked up and read by young adults.  These titles are fun and easy reads.  The following titles were winners in 2016 and 2017 and are available through the library.

* These books are in the top ten list.


99 Problems: Superstars Have Bad Days Too
by Ali Graham
Based off the popular Tumblr page, a book that showcases that superstars can and do have problems.
Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
by Christine Heppermann
Dark and gritty poems with a fairy tale twist.
The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil
by Dan Howell and Phil Lester
#AmazingPhil and #danisnotonfire tell the story of how they went from teenagers to YouTube celebrities.
Find Momo Coast to Coast: My Dog Is Taking a Road Trip. Can You Find Him?
by Andrew Knapp
Momo is hiding in places all over the United States and Canada.
Movie Title Typos: Making Movies Better by Subtracting One Letter
by Austin Light
Make a movie different by removing just one letter.
Penny Chic: How to Be Stylish on a Real Girl's Budget
by Shauna Miller
A guide to free and inexpensive clothing to make and wear.
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
by Randall Munroe
Scientifically accurate answers to wildly improbable questions.
Weird But True Food: 300 Bite-Size Facts about Incredible Edibles
by National Geographic Society
Random and entertaining food facts.
Hades Speaks!: A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead
by Vicky Shecter
Hades himself walks you through the Greek underworld.
Human Body Theater
by Maris Wicks
Dance your way through the human anatomy with this graphic novel.
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall
by Katie Alender
Delia has inherited a haunted asylum.
*Red Queen
by Victoria Aveyard
Mare lives in a dystopian society where the color of your blood determines your fate. Her life is turned upside down when it is discovered that she possesses superhuman gifts.
*The Darkest Part of the Forest
by Holly Black
Hazel and Ben live in a fantastical town where fairies are the norm and tourists come from miles around to experience the magic.
*The Iron Trial
by Holly Black
After hearing his father's horror stories of the mage world all his life, Callum tries his hardest to fail the entrance exams for the Magisterium. He fails so spectacularly that they decide to take him.
The Scorpion Rules
by Erin Bow
Held hostage by an A.I. in charge of world peace, Princess Greta accepts the fact she will be killed if her mother declares war on another territory — until a new boy arrives who causes everyone, including her, to question all they know to be true.
by Svetlana Chmakova
When the science and art clubs do battle over school space, things are bound to get awkward.
The Isle of the Lost
by Melissa de la Cruz
The children of Disney’s most notorious villains look to see if there's more to life than the dark and dreary Isle of the Lost.
Boys Don't Knit (In Public)
by T.S. Easton
After an embarrassing legal mishap, Ben serves his probation time in a knitting class. Turns out he’s pretty good with the needles–enter the world of competitive knitting.
Moving Target
by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Cassie's life is entwined with the mythical Spear of Destiny. Now she’s on a quest to discover the truth in time to save her father.
Code of Honor
by Alan Gratz
Kamran discovers an extensive conspiracy when his brother is accused of terrorism.
Chloe by design:Making the Cut
by Margaret Gurevich
When a reality competition series comes to town, can fashionista Chloe make the cut?
by Rhonda Helms
The excitement of prom causes drama as the event draws near.
Skink No Surrender
by Carl Hiaasen
With the help of a large, gnarly-looking homeless man named Skink, Richard sets out to rescue his runaway cousin.
by J.J. Howard
Cam is working as a bike messenger in Manhattan to pay off a dangerous loan shark when he literally crashes into the world of parkour.
Roller Girl
by Victoria Jamieson
As Astrid discovers that best friends aren’t always forever, she falls in love with roller derby.
Read Between the Lines
by Jo Knowles
A broken finger traps a nerd’s hand in a rude gesture, setting in motion ten interconnected stories.
by Jennifer Latham
Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic, kick-butt, Muslim American heroine, ready to solve crime in her town.
by Fonda Lee
Carr Luka discovers a secret that threatens his status as the best zero-gravity fighter on Earth and Mars.
The Novice
by Taran Matharu
Fletcher has a rare skill to summon demons and heads to a school that may teach him to control his ability.
by Julie Murphy
Plus-sized Willowdean and her outcast friends challenge social norms in small-town Texas.
*The Silence of Six
by E.C. Myers
After Max's best friend kills himself in front of the whole world, Max must solve the mystery before the government tracks him down.
Ares: Bringer of War
by George O'Connor
Ares has many vested interests in the Trojan War and can't bear to lose to his nemesis, Athena, without a fight.
by Daniel José Older
Sierra discovers that her heritage allows her to tap into the magic in art. Now she must use that power to stop the evil rising in her neighborhood.
Pretending to Be Erica
by Michelle Painchaud
Raised from a young age to impersonate a missing heiress, Violet discovers she has a conscience just when she’s supposed to pull off her biggest con.
I Am Princess X
by Cherie Priest
The artist who drew Princess X died three years ago. So why is May suddenly seeing pictures of the comic all over town?
The Sword of Summer
by Rick Riordan
Magnus has been on the run for two years and now he’s finding new adventures in the halls of Valhalla.
Written in the Stars
by Aisha Saeed
Naila's parents are convinced that she has forgotten who she is and where she comes from. Will she survive her trip to Pakistan and her family's cultural traditions?
Geek Girl
by Holly Smale
When one of the world's top fashion designers offers Harriet the chance to reinvent herself as a model, she jumps at it.
by Noelle Stevenson
Nimona can, literally, be anything she wants and what she wants more than anything is to be evil Lord Ballister Blackheart's sidekick. When these two team up, the lines between good and evil begin to blur and chaos reigns.
Slasher Girls and Monster Boys
by April G. Tucholke
Tales of terror inspired by some aspect of pop culture, from popular YA authors.
Survive The Night
by Danielle Vega
Recovering addict Casey quickly figures out that getting out of the underground rave alive is going to be the hardest fight of her life.
*Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon
Madeline Whittier is allergic to the world and hasn't left her house in 17 years. When Olly moves in next door with his own complicated life, Maddy suddenly feels like she can see the future—and it could be a disaster.
James Rodriguez
by Author First Jokulsson
James Rodriguez is a young, rising star from Colombia who made a name for himself in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Assassination Classroom V. 1
by Yusei Matsui
A destructive alien, who just finished taking a chunk out of the moon, makes a deal with the government: It will take over as the teacher for a class of troubled students, class 3-E, while they attempt to assassinate him.
Assassination Classroom V. 2
by Yusei Matsui
The students of Class 3-E have a uniquely skilled foreign language teacher, Ms. Jelavich.
Assassination Classroom V. 3
by Yusei Matsui
A killer robot enrolls in Class 3-E and Ms. Jelavich has a guest that may force her to leave the school.
Assassination Classroom V. 4
by Yusei Matsui
Koro Sensei has a brother! Can he stop Koro Sensei before he destroys the world?
Assassination Classroom V. 5
by Yusei Matsui
A ruthless new combat instructor joins class 3-E but they show him how tough they already are.
Assassination Classroom V. 6
by Yusei Matsui
Class 3-E attempts a dangerous assassination.