-          Ironman, Chris Crutcher

-          Twilight, Stephanie Meyer

-          The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

-          Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson

-          Sold, Patricia McCormick

-          The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien

-          Swan Song, Robert R. McCammon

-          Everlost, Neil Shusterman

-          The Hoopster, Alan Lawrence Sitomer

-          The Truth About Forever, Sarah Dessen

-          Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Gregory Maguire

-          The Bomb, Theodore Taylor

-          Catch-22, Joseph Heller

-          The Kite Runner, Khaled Hossieni



-          Come Back to Afghanistan: a California teenager’s story, Said Hyder Akbar

-          In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick

-          The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea, Sebastian Junger

-          Columbine, Dave Cullen

-          The Murder of Biggie Smalls, Cathy Scott

-          Hoop Dreams: a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board, Ben Joravsky

-          Dangerous Games: ice climbing, storm kayaking, and other adventures from the extreme edge of sports, Andrew Todhunter

-          Mysteries of History, Robert Stewart

-          Steel Dynasty: the team that changed NFL history, Bill Chastain

Growing Up Fast, Joanna Lipper

-          The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs

-          Pledged, Alexandria Robbins

-          Who Killed My Daughter, Lois Duncan

-          Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs

-          Quiet Strength, Tony Dungy

-          The Zookeeper’s Wife, Diane Ackerman

-          Model: a Memoir, Cheryl Diamond

-          The Freedom Writers’ Diary, Freedom Writers

-          Kaffir Boy, Mark Mathabane

-          Houdini: the Handcuff King, Jason Lutes

-          No Angel, Jay Dobyns



Short Story Collections

-          Athletic Shorts, Chris Crutcher

-          A Collection of Short Stories for Teens, Tabitha McCullen

-          Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers, Judy Blume

-          Guys Write for Guys Read, Jon Scieszka

-          Vampires: A Collection of Original Stories, Jane Yolen

-          On the Edge: Stories at the Brink, Lois Duncan

-          Who Do You Think You Are? Stories of Friendship and Enemies

-          Sports Stories, Alan Durant

-          Funny You Should Ask: The Delacorte Book of Original Humorous Short Stories

-          Skin: And Other Stories, Roald Dahl

-          145th Street, Walter Dean Myers

A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories About Love, Cynthia Rylant