Summer Reads – 2016

School’s out for summer!  We can finally put down those textbooks and indulge in a fun read. From suspenseful page-turners to thrilling fantasies, we’ve selected a few of our new books to keep teens reading all summer long. Read them for yourself and let us know which one is your favorite.

 

Contemporary Fiction

  • This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang. A heart-wrenching novel about best friends on a collision course with the real world.
  • My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul. Three words describe this book: funny, fast-moving and honest.

Fantasy

  • Traveler (Seeker #2) by Arwen Elys Dayton. If you liked Game of Thrones and Legend, try the Seeker series.
  • Riders (Riders #1) by Veronica Rossi. It’s a fast-paced, thrilling and non-stop action kind of read.

Historical Fiction

  • Dodger (Dodger #1) by Terry Pratchett. Full of eccentric characters and carefully detailed London scenes make this funny tale a good read.

Love Stories

  • Love That Split the World by Emily Henry. This book is definitely a unique read blending romance, contemporary, paranormal, and time travel elements.

Mystery

  • A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro. Liked the Sherlock TV shows, movies, and books? Give A Study in Charlotte a spin and see if you like it…just like in the Sherlock books, wit and humor shine through this novel.

Science Fiction

  • On the Edge of Gone by Corrine Duyvis. A 4 star rating on Goodreads sums up how good this book is.
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New Books at the Library this Summer!

Summer is a great time to catch up on some excellent books. And there are a lot of great new reads to look forward to this summer. Here’s a list of new books you can request and check out from the library:

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  • Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
  • The Heir by Kiera Cass
  • Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
  • To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix
  • All the Rage by Courtney Summers
  • The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  • Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat
  • Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  • The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
  • Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Don’t Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine
  • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
  • Dangerous Deception by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  • Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

Be on the look-out for upcoming Summer Reading fun!

Library Quest

It’s time for a Library Adventure!

Simply take one of the quest slips from the chest and complete it. Quests will all be things that you can quickly and easily complete in the library. You’ll earn one entry into our special Library Quest draw with every slip you return to the front desk!

Library Quest runs from February 2nd to 27th. For teens aged 12 to 18.

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Winter Reading Adventure Books for YA Readers

Lakeland Library Region’s Winter Reading Adventure is in full swing! If you’re looking for some adventurous books to help you complete the “read 3 books” task, here are some suggestions:

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  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Books for a Cold, Blustery Day

Winter has arrived. It can be gloomy and cold outside, so what better time for books that are magical, enchanting, funny and/or adventurous? These familiar favorites and new tales are sure to brighten up the dullest of days!snoday

  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  • Rags & Bones edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (graphic novel) by L. Frank Baum and Eric Shanower
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flannigan
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Seconds by Brian Lee O’Malley
  • The Scott Pilgrim series by Brian Lee O’Malley
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
  • A Wrinkle in Time (graphic novel) by Madeline L’Engle and Hope Larson
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Halloween Reads for Teens

Halloween is fast approaching! What better way to celebrate than to give you one final list filled with books that will chill, thrill, and fill you with dread? You’ll find classic tales and new books alike. These are best read under the covers, late at night, by flashlight. Check them out or request them from the library…if you dare!halloween2014

  • Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • Carrie by Stephen King
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Amphigorey by Edward Gorey
  • The Call of the Cthulu by H.P. Lovecraft
  • Bonechiller by Graham McNamee
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness by Edgar Allen Poe, Illustrations by Gris Grimly
  • Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R.L. Stine
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman