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Teenreads.com Ultimate Reading List (G-K)

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

G-K

GHOST WORLD by Daniel Clowes (Graphic Novel)

**GIFTS by Ursula K. Le Guin (Fantasy)

GIRL IN TRANSLATION by Jean Kwok (Fiction)

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING by Tracy Chevalier (Historical Fiction)

GIRLS LIKE US by Gail Giles (Fiction)

THE GLASS ARROW by Kristen Simmons (Fiction)

THE GLASS CASTLE: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls (Memoir)

THE GLASS SENTENCE by S.E. Grove (Fiction)

GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE by A.S. King (Fiction)

GO ASK ALICE by Anonymous (Memoir)

**GONE by Michael Grant (Science Fiction)

GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn (Mystery)

GOOD KINGS BAD KINGS by Susan Nussbaum (Fiction)

New! GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee (Fiction)

**THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LARRY by Janet Tashjian (Fiction)

GRACEFULLY GRAYSON by Ami Polonsky  (Fiction)

GRANDMASTER by David Klass (Fiction)

GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE by Andre Smith (Science Fiction)

**GRAVE MERCY: His Fair Assassin, Book 1 by Robin LaFevers (Fantasy)

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Fiction)

A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY by Libba Bray (Fiction/Literary Suspense)

GREEN ANGEL by Alice Hoffman (Fiction)

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Fiction)

GUYAHOLIC by Carolyn Mackler (Fiction)

HABIBI written and illustrated by Craig Thompson (Graphic Novel)

**HALF BAD by Sally Green (Fantasy)

THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood (Science Fiction)

HARK! A Vagrant, written and illustrated by Kate Beaton (Graphic Novel)

**HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE by J.K. Rowling (Fantasy)

THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers (Historical Fiction)

THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett (Historical Fiction)

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams (Science Fiction)

THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien (Fantasy)

**HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER by Lish McBride (Paranormal)

New! HONOR GIRL: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash (Graphic Novel)

HOOPS by Walter Dean Myers (Fiction)

THE HOST by Stephenie Meyer (Science Fiction)

HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Jamie Ford (Fiction)

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Mystery)

THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION by Nancy Farmer (Science Fiction)

THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros (Fiction)

New! HOW IT WENT DOWN by Kekla Magoon (Fiction)

HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS by Julia Alvarez (Fiction)

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins (Science Fiction/Fantasy)

HUSH by Eishes Chayil (Fiction)

I AM J by Cris Beam (Fiction)

I AM MALALA: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai, co-written by Patricia McCormick (Autobiography)

I AM THE MESSENGER by Markus Zusak (Fiction)

I LIVED ON BUTTERFLY HILL by Marjorie Agosin (Historical Fiction)

**I KILL GIANTS written by Joe Kelly, illustrated by J.M. Ken Niimura (Graphic Novel)

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou (Autobiography)

I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman (Fiction)

THE ICE DRAGON by George R. R. Martin, illus by Luis Royo (Fantasy)

**IF I STAY by Gayle Forman (Fiction)

IF YOU COME SOFTLY by Jacqueline Woodson (Fiction)

IF YOU COULD BE MINE by Sara Farizan (Fiction)

New! IF YOU’RE LUCKY by Yvonne Prinz (Mystery)

I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson (Fiction)

New! ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff (Science Fiction)

IMPERFECT SPIRAL by Debbie Levy (Fiction)

IMPOSSIBLE by Nancy Werlin (Romantic Suspense/Fantasy)

THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY by Laurie Halse Anderson (Fiction)

IN COLD BLOOD by Truman Capote (True Crime)

IN THE SHADOW OF THE BANYAN by Vaddey Ratner (Historical Fiction)

THE INFINITE MOMENT OF US by Lauren Myracle (Fiction/Romance)

THE INFLUENCING MACHINE: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, written by Brooke Gladstone, illustrated by Josh Neufeld (Graphic Novel)

INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer (Biography/Adventure)

INTO THIN AIR by Jon Krakauer (Nonfiction)

INVASION by Walter Dean Myers (Historical Fiction)

THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd (Historical Fiction)

ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins (Romance)

IT by Stephen King (Horror)

IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY by Ned Vizzini (Fiction)

THE JEWEL by Amy Ewing (Fiction)

New! JUBA!: A NOVEL by Walter Dean Myers (Historical Fiction)

**JUST ONE DAY by Gayle Forman (Fiction)

KICK by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman (Fiction)

THE KILLING WOODS by Lucy Christopher (Thriller)

KING DORK by Frank Portman (Fiction)

THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini (Fiction)

KIT'S WILDERNESS by David Almond (Fiction) 

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