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Teenreads.com Ultimate Reading List (L-Q)

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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with all the latest additions noted.

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

L-Q

  

THE LAST LECTURE by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow (Memoir)

THE LAST SUMMER OF THE DEATH WARRIORS by Francisco X. Stork (Fiction)

**LEGEND by Marie Lu (Dystopian)

LET'S GET LOST by Adi Alsaid (Fiction)

LETTERS TO A BULLIED GIRL by Olivia Gardner, with Emily and Sarah Buder (Self-Help)

LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel (Fiction/Adventure)

LIKE NO OTHER by Una LaMarche (Romance)

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel (Fiction/Romance)

LITTLE BEE by Chris Cleave (Fiction)

THE LIVING by Matt de la Pena (Adventure)

THE LONG EARTH by Terry Pratchett (Fantasy)

LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green (Fiction)

LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding (Fiction)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien (Fantasy)

THE LOST by Sarah Beth Durst (Fiction)

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA by Gael Garcia Marquez (Fiction)

THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold (Fiction)

MADE FOR YOU by Melissa Marr (Romance)

MAGGOT MOON by Sally Gardner (Dystopian Fiction)

MARBLE SEASON by Gilbert Hernandez (Graphic Novel)

MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD by Francisco X. Stork (Fiction)

**MARCH by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (Graphic Novel/Memoir)

**MARLEY & ME by John Grogan (Memoir)

New! THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick (Historical Fiction)

**MATCHED by Ally Condie (Dystopian Romance)

**MAUS, written and illustrated by Art Spiegelman (Graphic Novel)

**MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT by James Patterson (Fantasy/Action & Adventure)

MAYBE ONE DAY by Melissa Kantor (Fiction)

THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner (Post-Apocalyptic Thriller)

ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris (Memoir)

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA by Arthur Golden (Historical Fiction)

New! THE MEMORY OF LIGHT by Francisco X. Stork (Fiction)

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE by Nicholas Sparks (Romance)

**MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs (Fantasy)

MOCKINGBIRD by Kathryn Erskine (Fiction)

THE MOCKINGBIRDS by Daisy Whitney (Fiction)

MONSTER by Walter Dean Myers (Fiction)

THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen (Fiction)

New! MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera (Fiction)

**MS. MARVEL, VOL. 1: No Normal, by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona  (Graphic Novel)

MY FRIEND DAHMER by Derf Backderf (Graphic Novel)

MY LIFE AFTER NOW by Jessica Verdi (Social Issues)

MY NAME IS MINA by David Almond (Fiction)

MY SISTER'S KEEPER by Jodi Picoult (Fiction)

THE MYSTERY OF GRACE by Charles de Lint (Fiction/Romance)

MYSTIC RIVER by Dennis Lehane (Thriller)

**THE NAME OF THE STAR: The Shades of London Book 1 by Maureen Johnson (Horror)

NATIVE SON by Richard Wright (Fiction)

**NEED by Carrie Jones (Paranormal Romance)

**NEXT by Kevin Waltman (Fiction)

NICK & NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Fiction)

NIGHT by Elie Wiesel (Memoir)

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern (Fiction)

NIGHT ROAD by Kristin Hannah (Fiction)

THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (Fiction)

NINE STORIES by J.D. Salinger (Fiction/Short Stories)

NINETEEN MINUTES by Jodi Picoult (Fiction)

NO SUCH THING AS THE REAL WORLD: Stories About Growing Up and Getting a Life by M. T. Anderson, K. L. Going, Beth Kephart, Chris Lynch, An Na and Jacqueline Woodson (Fiction/Short Stories)

NOGGIN by John Corey Whaley (Fiction)

A NORTHERN LIGHT by Jennifer Donnelly (Historical Fiction)

NOT MY DAUGHTER by Barbara Delinsky (Fiction)

THE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks (Romance)

NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks (Graphic Novel)

**THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY by Alexander McCall Smith (Mystery)

OCD LOVE STORY by Corey Ann Haydu (Fiction)

OF MONSTERS AND MADNESS by Jessica Verday (Thriller)

ON A CLEAR DAY by Walter Dean Myers (Science Fiction/Dystopian)

ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac (Fiction/Classic)

ONCE WAS LOST by Sara Zarr (Fiction)

New! ONE by Sarah Crossan (Fiction)

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST by Ken Kesey (Fiction)

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Fiction)

New! ORBITING JUPITER by Gary D. Schmidt (Youth Fiction/Social Issues)

ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger (Fiction)

OUT OF THE EASY by Ruta Sepetys (Historical Fiction)

THE OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton (Fiction)

A PAINTED HOUSE by John Grisham (Fiction)

PANIC by Lauren Oliver (Fiction)

PAPER TOWNS by John Green (Fiction)

THE PARIS ARCHITECT by Charles Belfoure (Fiction)

PEACE LIKE A RIVER by Leif Enger (Fiction)

THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL by Nadia Hashimi (Fiction)

THE PERFECT STORM by Sebastian Junger (Nonfiction/Adventure)

PERFECTLY GOOD WHITE BOY by Carrie Mesrobian (Fiction)

PERIOD 8 by Chris Crutcher (Fiction)

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky (Fiction)

PERSEPOLIS by Marjane Satrapi (Graphic Novel)

PICTURE ME GONE by Meg Rosoff (Mystery)

THE PIGMAN by Paul Zindel (Fiction)

**PLAGUE: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant (Science Fiction)

PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ by A.S. King (Fiction)

THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver (Fiction)

PORT CHICAGO 50 by Steve Sheinkin (History)

POSITIVE: A Memoir by Paige Rawl (Memoir)

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving (Fiction)

THE PREGNANCY PROJECT: A Memoir, by Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer (Memoir)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (Fiction)

THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman (Fiction)

PRINCESS DECOMPOSIA AND COUNT SPATULA by Andi Watson (Fiction)

THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot (Fiction)

**PURE by Julianna Baggott (Dystopian)

PURPLE HEART by Patricia McCormick (Fiction) 

**THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen (Fantasy)

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