Teens Top Ten Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Teens’ Top Ten! Teen book groups from across the country chose the nominees, then the vote was open to all teens. I’ve read only one of the top ten books this year – yikes! I’ve got to get reading! Have you read any of the winners? Comment me on why it was such a great book!


  1. Alive by Chandler Baker
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  3. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
    Read my review of Everything, Everything.
  6. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
  7. The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu
  8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  9. When by Victoria Laurie
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. By Lynn Weingarten

October 18, 2016 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

Get Your Free Giveaways!

It’s the last day of Teen Read Week! Make sure to stop by the library today to get one of our awesome free giveaways! We still have notebooks, earbuds, comics, and tons of new books.

Hope you had a great Teen Read Week this year. Keep reading for the fun of it! If you need help deciding what to read, try one of our new book lists.


New Book Lists – October 2016

Books Starring 7th & 8th Graders

Books Starring Black Teens

Books Starring Funny Guys

Fans & Fandom

Gender Identities

Historical Fiction

Summer Love

Time Travel

When It’s All Too Much: Self Help

Wish we had a book list featuring YOUR favorite kind of books? Comment me!

October 15, 2016 at 9:09 am Leave a comment

Books about Fans & Fandom

geeksguide The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love
Graham tries to get his best friend, Roxana, to fall in love with him by planning the perfect weekend for her at Comic-Con, but nothing goes quite as planned.
fangirl Fangirl
Cath loves being a Simon Snow fan, writing fanfiction and dressing up as her favorite character. When she has a hard time at her new college, she has to decide to escape back into Simon’s world or make the most of the real world.
onlythingworse The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You
After years of competing against each other, Trixie and Ben form a tentative, fandom-based friendship when their best friends start dating each other.
killboyband Kill the Boy Band
Four fans of The Ruperts stay in the same hotel as the band, hoping to see them. But when one of the girls drags Rupert Pierpont to their room and tie him up, things get complicated.
summernerd The Summer I Became a Nerd
Cheerleader Madelyn can’t let anyone know she’s a secret comics nerd. Then she meets Logan, enters his world of comic cons, and loves it. But can she keep denying her true self to everyone but him?
scarlettepstein Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here
When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her crush is sucked into the distant world of the Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, her subjects aren’t the stars of her fave series – they’re her real-life classmates.
improbabletheory The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak
Ana is an honor student obsessed with success, Clayton is her genius younger brother, and Zak is a gamer who’s forced to join the quiz team by his teacher. When Clayton sneaks off to a science fiction convention while they’re at a quiz bowl tournament, Ana and Zak follow him into the crazy world of the Con.

October 14, 2016 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Don’t Forget to Vote for the Teens’ Top Ten!

Help pick the winner of the TTT! Check out the video below for all the nominees, then vote for your three favorite books. We need votes, so share this post with your friends so their votes count! Only teens should vote for the winners. Voting is open until October 15.


October 12, 2016 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Books Starring 7th & 8th Graders

Can’t find a new book to read? If you’re in 7th or 8th grade, the characters in these books are going through what you’re going through! Check one out and have a great Teen Read Week!

thelastboyatstediths The Last Boy at St. Edith’s
Seventh-grader Jeremy Miner, the only boy in a school of 475 girls, unleashes a series of pranks in hopes of getting expelled from school.
goodbyestranger Goodbye Stranger
Bridge is an accident survivor who’s wondering why she’s still alive. Emily has an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody’s games – or so she tells the world. The three best friends have one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade?
whereyoullfindme Where You’ll Find Me
After her mother’s suicide attempt, thirteen-year-old Anna goes to live with her father and his new family, and learns to navigate the shifting loyalties of middle school friendships.
fallingoversideways Falling Over Sideways
Everything changes for thirteen-year-old Claire at breakfast one day, when her beloved father suddenly falls over with a stroke.
greatgreene The Great Greene Heist
Jackson Greene is Maplewood Middle School’s resident prankster, but after the last disaster he’s trying to go straight – until someone tries to steal the school election from Jackson’s friend Gabriela.
jessicadarling Jessica Darling’s It List
The day before seventh grade starts, Jessica Darling gets a list from her popular older sister on how to succeed in middle school, but when Jessica tries to follow it, everything goes wrong.
breakout Breakout
Eighth-grader Anthony drops the f-bomb in the angst-ridden song he writes for his rock band, and while it becomes a viral hit, he must decide if being a hero is worth the trouble that singing it on Arts Night would cause.
unfriended Unfriended
When Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table, she gets caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, made inescapable by social media.

October 10, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Teen Read Week is here!!!

I love celebrating Teen Read Week, especially because this year’s slogan is “Read for the fun of it!” There’s no better reason to read. We have nine new book lists ready for you, along with tons of giveaways at the library. Drop by to check out a teen book, magazine, graphic novel, or audio book, and while you’re at the library, pick up a free giveaway book, earbuds, comic, or notebook. Happy TRW!

October 9, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Time Travel

Have you noticed there are so many new time travel TV shows coming out this fall? If you can’t get enough of time travel, check out one of these great books from the library!

extralife Extra Life
Russ’s life is blowing up in his face – until he receives a call from his future self telling him he can fix it with an app that lets him leap 12 hours into the past. But dangerous glitches put everything at risk unless Russ can regain control.
futureshock Future Shock
Recruited by a tech giant, Elena Martinez and four others are sent on a secret mission to bring back data from the future. But something goes wrong, and they are forced to break the only rule they were given – not to look into their own fates.
longbowgirl Longbow Girl
When expert archer Merry finds an ancient Welsh text, she hopes it is valuable enough to save her family farm. But instead, it leads her into the 16th century.
intothedim Into the Dim
Hope tries to rescue her mother, a member of the secret society of time travelers, who is trapped in 12th century England in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
23minutes 23 Minutes
Witnessing a bank robbery gone awry, Zoe, a girl who can travel in time, attempts to stop the crime, but makes things worse with each successive effort.
girlfromeverywhere The Girl from Everywhere
Nix has sailed through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But what should she do when her father tries to go to the one time that could erase Nix’s very existence?
edgeofforever The Edge of Forever
In 2146, Bridger travels through time to 2013 to discover why his father had previously come to this time to prevent a murder – an act deemed illegal by the Department of Temporal Affairs.
passenger Passenger
Present-day teen Etta wakes up on an 18th century ship captained by freed slave Nicholas. Together they cross centuries to keep Etta from the Ironwoods, a powerful family that believes Etta is the only one who can find a valuable lost artifact.

October 8, 2016 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

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