Favorite Teen Books

To close out Teen Read Week, we wanted to share the results of our Facebook survey which asked readers for their favorite teen books. Here’s what they said:

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
The entire Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
Forever by Judy Blume
Anything by Agatha Christie

Have a favorite that isn’t listed? Let us know!

NEW! YA Novel Book Club for Adults

Feed by M.T. AndersonIf you’re an adult fan (age 18+) of young adult literature the new YA Novel Book Club for Adults at the Northside Library is for you!  The first novel for our first meeting on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm is Feed by M.T. Anderson.  Here are some interesting sites you might want to look at if you like this novel and this author.


Candlewick’s PR for Feed
Kirkus Reviews

M.T. Anderson’s web page
YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Assoc.) 2016 interview with M.T. Anderson
AdLit.org interveiw with M.T. Anderson

Crossover Appeal: Fantasy Edition

You’re probably familiar with The Hunger Games and Harry Potter books but here are some other fantasy titles that may appeal to teens and adults alike.

22749788Young Adult Books with Adult Appeal:
YA Buckley – Undertow (first in a trilogy)
YA Cashore – Bitterblue
YA Durst – Vessel
YA LaFevers – Grave Mercy
YA Maas – A Court of Thorns and Roses
YA Schwab – The Archived (first in a series)
YA Stiefvater – The Scorpio Races

Adult Books with Teen Appeal:
F Barker – The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic
F Barry – Lexicon
F Extence – The Universe Versus Alex Woods
F Fagan – The Panopticon
F Miller – The Year of the Gadfly
F Sloan – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Book Store
SF Schwab – A Gathering of Shadows