Reading List

Books marked with * were read by our book group. 

Book Talks Scheduled for November 19, 2020:

Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Heather)

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnight Matinee by Jeff Zentner (Catie)

Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Amanda)

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Avecedo (Steve)

Star Daugher by Shveta Thakrar (Adrienne)

Darius the Great Is not Okay and Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram (Debra)

The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle (Heather)

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko (Adrienne)

Teen Titans: Beast Boy by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo (Steve)

Book Talks Scheduled for November 5, 2020:

Verify and Disclose by Joelle Charbonneau (Misty)

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (Adrienne)

Doomsday Clock by Geoff Johns (Steve)

Among the Beast and Briars by Ashley Poston (Catie)

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (Adrienne)

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhoades (Steve)

Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card (Debra)

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (Misty)

Book Talks Scheduled for October 22, 2020:

Rogue Princess by B. R. Myers (Catie)

Blossoms 666 by Cullen Bunn and Laura Braga (Adrienne)

Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor (Heather)

Slaughterhouse Five (graphic novel) by Kurt Vonnegut and Ryan North (Steve)

Agony House by Cherie Priest (Amanda)

Pay Attention by Carter Jones (Debra)

Today Tomorrow Tonight by Rachel Lynn Solomon (Adrienne)

Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare (Catie)

Dracula MotherF@cker by Alex de Campi and Erica Henderson (Steve)

Book Talks Scheduled for October 8, 2020:

Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda and Valynne Maetani (Adrienne)

Horrid by Katrina Leno (Misty)

Sidekicked by John David Anderson (Amanda)

Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepard (Catie)

Mortal Coil Trilogy (This Mortal Coil, This Cruel Design, This Vicious Cure) by Emily Suvada (Misty)

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway (Heather)

Grim edited by Christine Johnson (Catie)

Crave by Tracy Wolff (Adrienne)

Book Talks Scheduled for September 24, 2020:

This is my America by Kim Johnson  (Heather)

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis (Misty)

They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodwin (Misty)

When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds (Steve)

The Babysitter’s Coven by Kate Williams (Catie)

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Amanda)

Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang (Steve)

Book Talks Scheduled for September 10, 2020:

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace (Catie)

Lobizona by Romina Garber (Adrienne)

all american boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (Steve)

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (Debra)

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Adrienne)

The Shadow Wand by Laurie Forest (Heather)

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Steve)

Book Talks Scheduled for July 30, 2020:

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick (Misty)

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin (Catie)

Catherine’s War by Julia Billet and Claire Fauvel (Steve)

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (Heather)

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan (Adrienne)

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (Steve)

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Debra)

Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen (Adrienne)

Book Talks Scheduled for July 16, 2020:

Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate by Rick Bowers (Misty)

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez (Steve)

The Courage Test by James Preller (Amanda)

Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi (Catie)

Moxie * by Jennifer Matheiu (Adrienne)

The Lightning Queen by Laura Resa (Amanda)

Truly Devious Series * by Maureen Johnson (Debra)

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki (Adrienne)

Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña (Misty)

Book Talks Scheduled for June 18, 2020:

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Steve)

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Amanda D.)

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (Catie)

Black Flamingo by Dean Atta (Steve)

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by  Saundra Mitchell (Amanda B.)

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater (Misty)

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Debra)

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (Adrienne)

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper (Steve)

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (Misty)

Book Talks Scheduled for June 4, 2020:

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Heather)

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver (Adrienne)

We Set the Dark on Fire * by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Catie)

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston (Amanda)

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (Steve)

Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand (Adrienne)

The Stars and the Blackness Between by Junada Petrus (Steve)

Book Talks Scheduled for May 21, 2020:

A night of series!

  1. Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead (Heather)

Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, Last Sacrifice

2. Legacy of Orisha series by Toni Adeyemi (Steve)

Children of Blood and Bone and Children of Virtue and Vengeance 

  1. The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club by Theodora Goss (Misty)

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman, The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl 

  1. A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas (Catie)

A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of WIngs and Ruin, A Court of Frost and Starlight

  1. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (Misty)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay

  1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Catie)

Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, Fairest: Levana’s Story, Stars Above

7. The Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson (Debra) Online

The Girl of Fire and Thorns, The Crown of Embers, The Bitter Kingdom

8. The One and Only Ivan and The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate (Daniel) Online

Book Talks, May 14, 2020:

  1. Dry by Neal Shusterman* (Amanda)
  2. Tasmin by Peter Beagle (Debra)
  3. New Kid by Jerry Craft (Steve)
  4. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner (Heather)
  5. Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Adrienne)
  6. The Edge of Anything by Nora Shalaway Carpenter (Adrienne)
  7. Cursed by Thomas Wheeler* (Catie)
  8. Once & Future and Sword in the Stars by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (Misty)
  9. The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White (Misty)

Books Talks, May 7, 2020:

  1. They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (Steve)
  2. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Debra)
  3. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (Bill)
  4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Heather)
  5. The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg* (Misty)
  6. Most Likely by Sarah Watson (Adrienne)
  7. The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero* (Daniel)
  8. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland* (Amanda)
  9. Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland* (Catie)
  10. White Bird by R. J. Palacio (Steve)
  11. Sadie by Courtney Summers (Misty)

Book Talks, April 30, 2020:

  1. A Blade so Black by L.L. McKinney (Adrienne)
  2. Girls Save the World in this One by Ash Parsons (Catie)
  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds (Steve)
  4. Refugee by Alan Grantz* (Daniel)
  5. Geekerella by Ashley Poston* (Catie)
  6. Slayer by Kiersten White (Amanda)
  7. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera* (Adrienne)
  8. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Bill)
  9. Sunshine is Forever by Kyle T. Cowan (Steve)
  10. 19 Love Songs by David Levithan (Heather)
  11. Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco (Misty)

Book Talks, April 23, 2020:

  1. Bang by Barry Lyga* (Heather)
  2. Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman (Adrienne)
  3. Swim the Fly by Don Calame (Bill)
  4. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga* (Misty)
  5. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan* (Catie)
  6. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse (Amanda)
  7. The Burning by Laura Bates (Misty)
  8. Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson (Heather)
  9. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (Catie)

Book Titles Read by our Book Club to date (most recent is listed first)

  1. Elysium Girls by Kate Pentecost
  2. Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
  3. Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland
  4. Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
  5. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan  
  6. The Hand in the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  7. Cursed by Thomas Wheeler
  8. Five Midnights by Ann Davila
  9. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Meija
  10. The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes
  11. The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
  12. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  13. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  14. Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
  15. The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
  16. Refugee by Alan Gratz  
  17. American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  18. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor 
  19.  Agony House by Cherie Priest
  20. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
  21. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest 
  22. The Stand by Stephen King
  23. Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt
  24. Circe by Madeline Miller
  25. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  26. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  27. Far from You by Tess Sharpe
  28. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  29. The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero
  30. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  31. Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray
  32. Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo
  33. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  34. Boot Camp by Todd Strasser
  35. Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
  36. The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
  37. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  38. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  39. Paper Girls, volumes 1 and 2
  40. Bang by Barry Lyga
  41. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
  42. City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson