Book Lists

What I've read recently. 
Books in teal with a star are recommended above others.

2016
-Cinder
-Lockdown
-Shipbreaker
-Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
-Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
-Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepyts*
-Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepyts*
-Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepyts*
-Fifth Wave
-Love Letters to the Dead
-Shatter Me
-Infinite Sea
-We Were Liars
-Everything, Everything
-The Selection
-The Smell of Other Peoples Houses
-The Mystery of the Hollow Places*
-Rook by Sharon Cameron*
-Orbiting Jupiter
-Passenger by Alexandra Bracken*
2017
-Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken*
-What Light by Jay Asher
-King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
-Caraval by Stephanie Garber*
-American Gods by Neil Gaiman*
-Because I’ll Never Meet You
-The Paper Magician
-The Glass Magician
-Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone*
-Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
-The Master Magician
-Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
-Slated 
-How it Feels to Fly
-The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner
-A World Without You by Beth Reevis*
-One of Us is Lying*
-Everything All at Once
-Turtle All the Way Down by John Greene
2018
-The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
-Juvie
-Paperweight
-Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel
-First Part Last 
-Posted
-Schizo by Nik Scheff
-It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
-Dumplin’
-All the Light We Cannot See*


The lists below are just suggestions. The (m) or (f) listed after each title denotes male or female protagonists respectively. The books are linked to Amazon. However, I am not affiliated with amazon in any way other than my extensive shopping lists. ;)

Please read each book before you order them or assign them to your students. You know which books your students are mature enough to handle. Please keep this in mind when viewing this list.

Dystopian Literature Circle List: This list is used with our sophomores. It is pretty accessible for our students.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (f)
Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith (m)

Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch (m)
Unwind by Neal Schusterman (m)
Wither by Lauren DeStefano (f)

Life as We Knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer (f)
Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (f)
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (f)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (f)

Delirium by Lauren Oliver (f)
Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (m)
Eye Of Minds by James Dashner (m)


Mental Health Literature Circle List: This list is used with sophomore or juniors based on their maturity level. Please note that these books contain some very heavy content. Please, please, please make sure that you read these and know your kids before you assign these texts. In addition to the protagonist label, I've tried to include a topic tag for the specific type of mental health that is covered in each text.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (suicide) (m & f)
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (ocd) (f)
Schizo by Nic Sheff (schizophrenia) (m)

How it Feels to Fly by Kateryn Holmes (dysmorphia) (f)
A World Without You by Beth Revis (delusions) (m)
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (mental health) (m)
The Memory of Light by Francisco Stork (Depression) (f)
Cut by Patricia McCormick (cutting) (f)
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (ptsd) (f)
If I Wake by Nikki Moyes (various)(f)
Crazy by Amy Reed (mental health)(m&f)
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned V (depression)(m)


Adversity Literature Circle List:

Monster by Walter Dean Myers (m)
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson (m)
What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi (m)
Clean by Amy Reed (m&f)
Gym Candy by Carl Deuker (m)
Boy 21 by Matthew Quick (m)
No Place by Todd Strasser (m)
Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel (f)
Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (m&f)
Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas (m)
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (m&f)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (f)
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (m)
Caraval by Stephanie Garber (f)


If you have ideas for books that I should consider adding to these literature circle lists or books I should read for fun, please leave your suggestions in the comments below! Also, please feel free to leave any questions that you have, and I will answer them as soon as possible. 

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