Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Book Recommendations - By students for students

So after polling over 1,000 kids and going through lots of answers, I have compiled the list! I'm super proud of the kids because the results were totally varied! Infact I decided to read every book on this list just for fun!

So how did we decide to format this list? We toyed around with grouping them in genres, but decided that some students might cast aside certain books because they don't like that genre. A lot of the students listed their favorite classic books, mostly which they have read in class, so we decided to create a catagory just for the classics. Check them out!

Here's the list:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Women by Charles Bukowski
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed By A Restless God by Francis Chan
Papillon by Henri Charrière
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
Timeline by Michael Crichton
Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler
Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
Thr3e by Ted Dekker
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K. Dick
Drama High series by L. Divine
The Daughters of the Moon series by Lynne Ewing
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Sandman series by Neil Gaiman
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Be True To Your School by Bob Greene
Rachel and Darcy series by Emily Griffin
Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Crank series by Ellen Hopkins
Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
 Redwall series by Brian Jacques
Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidis
Alabama Moon by Watt Key
It by Stephen King
Take One by Karen Kingsbury
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
14,000 Things To Be Happy About by Barbara Ann Kipfer
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
Dramarama by E. Lockhart
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
Wake by Lisa McMann
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Twilight series by Stephanie Meyers
Wilderness: The Lost Writings Of Jim Morrison by Jim Morrison
Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
The Watchmen by Alan Moore
Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini
Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Song Of The Lioness series by Tamora Pierce
The Chosen by Chaim Potak
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Rainbow High Trilogy by Alex Sanchez
A Non-Blonde Cheerleader series by Kieran Scott
The Alchemyst series by Michael Scott
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard
A Series Of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket 
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater
Deadly Little Secrets series by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Give A Boy A Gun by Todd Strasser
Lord Of The Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
Slaughtehouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegurt
Night Angel series by Brent Weeks
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Uglies series by Scott Westerfield
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Extraordinary Adventure of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancy

Favorite Authors
Laurie Halse Anderson
Jane Austen
Dan Brown
Charles Bukowski
Orson Scott Card
Agatha Christie
Cassandra Clare
Suzanne Collins
Pat Conroy
Michael Crichton
Sarah Dessen
Philip K. Dick
Alex Flinn
Neil Gaiman
John Green
Robin Jones Gunn
Ellen Hopkins
Stephen King
Karen Kingsberry
Bernard Henri Levy
E. Lockhart
Alan Moore
Stephanie Meyers
George Orwell
James Patterson
Jodi Picoult
Tamora Pierce
Ayn Rand
Rick Riordan
Francine Rivers
J.K. Rowling
Nicholas Sparks
Laurie Faria Stolarz
J.R.R. Tolkien
Mark Twain
Scott Westerfield

Students’ Favorite Classics

The Divine Comedy by  Dante Alighieri
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain



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