Books for Teens

 

Adventure & Thriller

Bellow, Saul Henderson the Rain King.
Burroughs, Edgar Tarzan of the Apes.
Carlon, Patricia The Price of an Orphan.
Clancy, Tom Clear and Present Danger.
Cook, Robin Chromosome 6.
Crichton, Michael Jurassic Park.
Cussler, Clive Shock Wave.
Dumas, Alexandre The Three Musketeers.
Gilman, Dorothy Caravan.
Grisham, John The Client.
Higgins, Jack The President's Daughter.
Hope, Anthony The Prisoner of Zenda.
Le Carre, John Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
Meltzer, Brad The Tenth Justice.
Nance, John The Last Hostage.
Orczy, Emmuska The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Perry, Thomas Vanishing Act.
Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island.
Theroux, Paul The Mosquito Coast: A Novel.

Biography

Beals, Melba Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High.
Bernstein, Sara Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival.
Bragg, Rick All Over But the Shoutin'.
Codell, Esme Raji Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year.
Delany, Sarah Having Our Say.
Feynman, Richard "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"  Adventures of a Curious Character.
Fouts, Roger Next of Kin: What Chimpanzees Have Taught Me About Who We Are.
Grealy, Lucy Autobiography of a Face.
Hickan, Homer Rocket Boys.
Huxley, Elspeth The Flame Trees of Thika.
McBride, James The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.
McCall, Bruce Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Canada.
McCourt, Frank Angela's Ashes.
Mowat, Farley Woman in the Mists: The Story of Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas of Africa.
Pelzer, David A Child Called "It".
Perel, Shlomo Europa, Europa.
Taylor, David Is There a Doctor in the Zoo?
Thornton, Yvonne The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story.

Classics

Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice.
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451.
Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre.
Cather, Willa My Antonia.
Clark, Walter The Ox-Bow Incident.
Conrad, Joseph Lord Jim.
Craven, Margaret I Heard the Owl Call My Name.
Dickens, Charles Oliver Twist.
Golding, William Lord of the Flies.
Hugo, Victor Les Miserables.
Kesey, Ken One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Knowles, John A Separate Peace.
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird.
Leroux, Gaston The Phantom of the Opera.
McCullers, Carson The Member of the Wedding.
Orwell, George Animal Farm.
Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar.
Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye.
Saroyan, William The Human Comedy.
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Steinbeck, John Of Mice and Men.
Wells, H.G. The Invisible Man.
Wright, Richard Native Son.

Contemporary Life

Banks, Russell Rule of the Bone.
Berg, Elizabeth Joy School.
Blume, Judy Summer Sisters.
Bradbury, Ray Dandelion Wine.
Conroy, Pat The Great Santini.
Cook, Karin What Girls Learn.
Dart, Iris Beaches.
Denker, Henry A Place for Kathy.
Guest, Judith Ordinary People.
Irving, John The World According to Garp: A Novel.
Kingsolver, Barbara The Bean Trees.
Lamott, Anne Crooked Little Heart.
Letts, Billie Where the Heart Is.
McCullers, Carson The Member of the Wedding.
Mitchard, Jacquelyn The Deep End of the Ocean.
Schulman, Audrey Swimming with Jonah.
Swarthout, Glendon Bless the Beasts and Children.
Thomson, Maynard F. Dreams of Gold.

Crime

Atwood, Margaret Alias Grace.
Baldacci, David G. Absolute Power.
Capote, Truman In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.
Doyle, Arthur Conan The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Handler, Daniel The Basic Eight.
Ness, Eliot The Untouchables.

Fantasy

Adams, Richard Watership Down.
Anthony, Piers On a Pale Horse.
Butler, Octavia Kindred.
Card, Orson Scott Seventh Son.
Dean, Pamela Tam Lin.
Dickson, Gordon The Dragon and the George.
Eddings, David

Pawn of Prophecy.

Elliott, Kate King's Dragon.
Gaiman, Neil Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.
Gould, Steven Jumper.
Hobb, Robin Assassin's Apprentice.
Jordan, Robert The Eye of the World.
Kay, Susan Phantom.
Martin, George A Game of Thrones.
Pratchett, Terry Feet of Clay.
White, T.H. The Once and Future King.
Williams, Tad The Dragonbone Chair.
Zelazny, Roger Nine Princes in Amber.

Historical

Aldrich, Bess A Lantern in Her Hand.
Auel, Jean The Clan of the Cave Bear.
Ballard, J.G. Empire of the Sun.
Bradshaw, Gillian The Beacon at Alexandria.
Burns, Olive Cold Sassy Tree.
Clavell, James Shogun: A Novel of Japan.
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's Tiger.
Fast, Howard April Morning.
Forester, C.S. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower.
Golden, Arthur Memoirs of a Geisha.
Hambly, Barbara Free Man of Color.
Hamill, Pete Snow in August.
Kelton, Elmer The Pumpkin Rollers.
Kosinski, Jerzy The Painted Bird.
Maxwell, Robin The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn.
Mitchell, Margaret Gone with the Wind.
Patton, Frances Good Morning, Miss Dove.
Riley, Judith The Serpent Garden.
Spiegelman, Art Maus: A Survivor's Tale.
Tarr, Judith Pillar of Fire.
Tey, Josephine The Daughter of Time.
Uris, Leon Exodus.
West, Jessamyn The Friendly Persuasion.

Horror

Andrews, V.C. Flowers in the Attic.
Clark, Mary Higgins Loves Music, Loves to Dance.
King, Stephen Pet Sematary.
Koontz, Dean Fear Nothing.
Leroux, Gaston The Phantom of the Opera.
Levin, Ira Rosemary's Baby.
Martin, Valerie Mary Reilly.
O'Connell, Carol Judas Child.
Preston, Douglas Relic.
Rice, Anne Interview with the Vampire.
Shelley, Mary Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus.
Stoker, Bram Dracula.
Strieber, Whitley Billy.

Multi-Cultural

Abraham, Pearl The Romance Reader.
Alexie, Sherman The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.
Alvarez, Julia How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.
Anaya, Rudolfo A. Bless Me, Ultima.
Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Baldwin, James Go Tell It on the Mountain.
Dorris, Michael A Yellow Raft in Blue Water.
Doyle, Roddy Paddy Clarke, Ha-Ha-Ha.
Ellison, Ralph Invisible Man.
Esquivel, Laura Like Water for Chocolate.
Feiler, Bruce S. Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese School.
Gaines, Ernest The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
Potok, Chaim The Chosen.
Rainey, John Calvin The Thang That Ate My Grandaddy's Dog.
Tan, Amy The Joy Luck Club.
Walker, Alice The Color Purple.

Mysteries

Alexander, Bruce Blind Justice.
Barr, Nevada Firestorm.
Cannell, Dorothy The Thin Woman: An Epicurian Mystery.
Christie, Agatha And Then There Were None.
Davis, Lindsey The Course of Honor.
Day, Dianne The Strange Files of Fremont Jones.
Francis, Dick 10 lb. Penalty.
Gilstrap, John Nathan's Run.
Hayter, Sparkle What's a Girl Gotta Do?
Hillerman, Tony A Thief of Time.
King, Laurie The Beekeeper's Apprentice.
O'Connell, Carol Mallory's Oracle.
Parker, Robert Early Autumn: A Spenser Novel.
Penman, Sharon The Queen's Man.
Peters, Ellis A Morbid Taste for Bones.
Robinson, Lynda Murder in the Place of Anubis.

Nonfiction

Ash, Russell The Top 10 of Everything, 2004.
Burch, Jennings They Cage the Animals at Night.
Stoll, Clifford The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage.
Suplee, Curt Everyday Science Explained.
Hawking, Stephen A Brief History of Time.
Psihoyos, Louie Hunting Dinosaurs.
Durrell, Gerald Catch Me a Colobus.
Masson, J. Moussaieff When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals.
Preston, Richard The Hot Zone.
Buck, Rinker Flight of Passage.
Herriot, James All Things Bright and Beautiful.
Fogle, Bruce The New Encyclopedia of the Cat.
Larson, Gary There's a Hair in My Dirt! A Worm's Story.
Krauss, Lawrence The Physics of Star Trek.
Telander, Rick In the Year of the Bull: Zen, Air, and the Pursuit of Sacred and Profane Hoops.
Corbett, Sara Venus to the Hoop: A Gold-Medal Year in Women's Basketball.
Ryan, Joan Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters.
Krakauer, Jon Into Thin Air.
O'Hanlon, Redmond No Mercy: A Journey to the Heart of the Congo.
Markham, Beryl West with the Night.
Ambrose, Stephen Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West.
Alexander, Caroline The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition.
Goldhagen, Daniel Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust.
Childers, Thomas Wings of Morning: The Story of the Last American Bomber Shot Down Over Germany in World War II.
Tuchman, Barbara A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century.
Harrer, Heinrich Seven Years in Tibet.
Junger, Sebastian The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea.
Read, Piers Paul Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors.

Romance

Binchy, Maeve Circle of Friends.
Blume, Judy Forever.
Bonner, Cindy Lily: A Love Story.
Delinsky, Barbara Three Wishes.
Du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca.
Gingher, Marianne Teen Angel and Other Stories of Young Love.
Ladew, Donald Stradivarius.
McCullough, Colleen The Ladies of Missalonghi.
Pilcher, Rosamunde Sleeping Tiger.
Segal, Erich Love Story.

Science Fiction

Adams, Douglas The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Asimov, Isaac I, Robot.
Bear, Greg Dinosaur Summer.
Brin, David The Postman.
Card, Orson Scott Ender's Game.
Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey.
Crichton, Michael Jurassic Park.
Elze, Winifred Here, Kitty, Kitty.
Heinlein, Robert Tunnel in the Sky.
Hogan, James Bug Park.
Keyes, Daniel Flowers for Algernon.
McCaffrey, Anne Dragonflight.
Shatner, William Delta Search: Quest for Tomorrow.
Sheffield, Charles Higher Education.
Turtledove, Harry The Guns of the South.
Verne, Jules Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Willis, Connie To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last.
Zahn, Timothy Heir to the Empire.

Short Stories

  Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories to be Read with the Door Locked.
Capote, Truman Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories.
Cooper, James Fenimore The Leatherstocking Tales.
Harte, Bret The Best of Bret Harte.
Jackson, Shirley The Lottery: Or, The Adventures of James Harris.
Kipling, Rudyard The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Stories.
Mansfield, Katherine The Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield.
Maupassant, Guy de The Tales of Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893.
O'Connor, Flannery A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories.
Parker, Dorothy Complete Stories.
Poe, Edgar Allan Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.
Saki The Complete Works of Saki.
Stockton, Frank Richard The Lady, or the Tiger? and Other Stories.
Thurber, James Thurber's Dogs.
Twain, Mark Selected Shorter Writings of Mark Twain.
Welty, Eudora A Curtain of Green and Other Stories.
Wilde, Oscar The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde.
Wolff, Tobias The Night in Question: Stories.