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Teenreads.com Ultimate Reading List (A-C)

One of our goals each month is to inspire you to read --- and to keep reading. We have found that required reading lists for school --- especially summer reading lists --- are not exactly inspiring. Thus we have created what we think is the Ultimate Teen Reading List --- close to 400 titles that we believe are perfect choices for reading and discussing. Our dream is that schools will use this list to help them make their own for summer reading or, even better, suggest that students just read what they want from this list.

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# A - C  | D - F G - K |  L - Q | R - T | U - Z

 

A-C

100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith (Fiction)

1984 by George Orwell (Science Fiction)

**THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey (Science Fiction)

THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie (Fiction)

AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES by John Green (Fiction)

THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary E. Pearson (Fiction)

AFTERWORLDS by Scott Westerfeld (Fiction)

THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Thompson (Science Fiction)

**ALANNA: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce (Fantasy)

THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho (Religion/Spirituality)

THE ALCHEMIST: A Graphic Novel written by Paul Coelho and Derek Ruiz, illustrated by Daniel Sampere (Graphic Novel)

New! ALL AMERICAN BOYS by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (Youth Fiction, Coming of Age)

New! ALL BETTER NOW by Emily Wing Smith (Memoir)

ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven (Fiction)

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr (Fiction)

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY by Michael Chabon (Historical Fiction)

ANANSI BOYS by Neil Gaiman (Science Fiction)

AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED by Khaled Hosseini (Fiction)

ANGRY YOUNG MAN by Chris Lynch (Fiction)

ANNIE JOHN by Jamaica Kincaid (Fiction)

**ANTIGODDESS (THE GODDESS WAR) by Kendare Blake (Fantasy)

ANY EMPIRE written and illustrated by Nate Powell (Graphic Novel)

ARISTOTLE & DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Fiction)

THE ART OF SECRETS by James Klise (Fiction)

ATLANTIA by Ally Condie (Fantasy)

ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan (Romance)

BAMBOO PEOPLE by Mitali Perkins (Historical Fiction)

**BATTLING BOY by Paul Pope (Graphic Novel)

THE BEAN TREES by Barbara Kingsolver (Fiction)

BEE SEASON by Myla Goldberg (Religion/Spirituality)

BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver (Fiction)

BELOVED by Toni Morrison (Historical Fiction)

BELZHAR by Meg Wolitzer (Fiction)

BENEATH A METH MOON by Jacqueline Woodson (Fiction) 

BETTER THAN PERFECT by Melissa Kantor (Fiction)

BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys (Historical Fiction)

BIG FISH by Daniel Wallace (Fiction)

BOMB by Steve Sheinkin (Non-fiction)

New! BONE GAP by Laura Ruby (Fantasy)

THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak (Historical Fiction)

BORN CONFUSED by Tanuja Desai Hidier (Fiction)

BOXERS & SAINTS by Gene Leun Yang  (Historical Fiction)

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS by John Boyne (Historical Fiction)

BOY MEETS BOY by David Levithan (Romance)

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S by Truman Capote (Short Stories)

THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO by Junot Díaz (Fiction)

BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson (Memoir)

**BZRK by Michael Grant (Thriller)

THE CARDTURNER by Louis Sachar (Fiction)

New! CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell (Fantasy, Romance)

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger (Fiction)

**CHAINS by Laurie Halse Anderson (Historical Fiction)

New! CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal Shusterman

CHASING LINCOLN’S KILLER by James Swanson (History)

A CHILD CALLED "IT" by Dave Pelzer (Memoir)

THE CHOCOLATE WAR by Robert Cormier (Fiction)

THE CHOSEN by Chaim Potok (Fiction)

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C.S. Lewis (Fantasy)

**CINDER: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Science Fiction)

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess (Futuristic Fiction/Classic)

THE CLOCKWORK SCARAB: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason (Mystery)

CLOSE YOUR EYES, HOLD HANDS by Chris Bohjalian (Fiction)

CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein (Historical Fiction)

COLD MOUNTAIN by Charles Frazier (Historical Fiction)

THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black (Paranormal/Suspense)

THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker (Fiction)

A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES by John Kennedy Toole (Fiction)

**CONVERSION by Katherine Howe (Mystery)

**New! A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas (Fantasy)

**CRANK by Ellen Hopkins (Fiction)

CRASH AND BURN by Michael Hassan (Realistic Fiction)

CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER by Tom Franklin (Fiction)

**CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge (Fantasy)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Mark Haddon (Mystery)

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