Lakeside Middle School Library

Students are encouraged to read three books over the summer. The books may be from these lists or another source as long as the books are of a comparable reading level.

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YALSA 2019 Teens Top 10 Nominees

  • #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil. Freeform Books/Disney Book Group. 9781368010023
  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. Dutton Books/Penguin Random House. 9780525641780
  • Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody. Harlequin Teen/Harlequin Trade Publishing. 9781335692290
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao. Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster. 9781481499101
  • The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson. Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster. 9781481498548
  • Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian. Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House. 9781524767099
  • Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu. Random House Children’s Books/Penguin Random House. 9780399549809
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. Freeform Books/Disney Book Group. 9781484728499
  • Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough. Dutton Books/Penguin Random House. 9780735232112
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan.9781250170972
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group. 9780316310277
  • Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson. Henry Holt & Co/Macmillian. 9781250159014
  • Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. Dial Books/Penguin Random House. 9780525552963
  • Frat Girl by Kiley Roache. Harlequin Teen/Harlequin Trade Publishing. 9780373212347
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9781328778239
  • Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier. HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9780544968578
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan. 9781978650078
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group. 9780316341714
  • Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert. Hyperion/Disney Book Group. 9781484726020
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. HarperTeen/HarperCollins. 9780062662804
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang. First Second/Macmillian. 9781250159854
  • Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll. Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan. 9780374300289
  • Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster. 9781978614306
  • The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown. HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9781328810151
  • Wildcard by Marie Lu. G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House. 9780399547997