What’s Your Reading Mood These Days?

Director of Ford Library, Barb Lazar

The following is recommended reading for middle and high school students provided by Barb Lazar, Librarian for the Gerald and Betty Ford Library at Bosque School.


What’s Your Reading Mood These Days? (Part 1)
 
As solitary the act of reading can be, books actually connect us…with each other, with other worlds, times, ideas, and perspectives. Below are some titles to get you started.
 
“These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” ~Roald Dahl
 
“No. I can survive well enough on my own—if given the proper reading material.” ~Sarah J. Maas

“The world was hers for the reading.” ~Betty Smith

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” ~Carl Sagan
 
 
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
by Margot Lee Shetterly
 
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
by Renee Watson
 
by Angie Thomas
 
by Kathryn Lasky
 
by Sherri L. Smith
 
by Toni Morrison
 
by Nnedi Okorafor
 
by Samira Ahmed
  
 
 
MOVIE TIE-INS
 
 
by Louisa May Alcott
 
by William Goldman
 
by Jenny Han
 
by Eoin Colfer
 
by Donna Tartt
 
by Nicola Yoon
 
 

DYSTOPIAN
 
Dry 
 
 
Sythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) 
 
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles) 
 
 
 
 
 
  

MIDDLE GRADE RECOMMENDATIONS AND FAVORITES
by Dan Gemeinhart
 
by Raina Telgemeier
 
by Christopher Paul Curtis
 
by Aisha Saeed
 
by Chris Colfer
 
by Madeleine L’Engle
 
by Katherine Applegate
 
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
 
by Kelly Barnhill
 
by Lois Lowry
 
by Katherine Applegate
 
 
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