(2013 list)

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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Max Brooks

HORROR BROOKS

An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.


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Ender's Game (Ender Wiggin Saga)
Orson Scott Card

SF TEEN CARD

Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.


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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky

TEEN CHBOSKY

A story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.


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City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, Book 1)
Cassandra Clare

SF TEEN CLARE

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.


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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1)
Suzanne Collins

SF TEEN COLLINS

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition, sixteen-year-old Katniss’ skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.


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Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice)
Joseph Delaney

SF TEEN DELANEY

A knight has to train an apprentice before a powerful witch comes after them with all the dark magic she possesses. Movie title is Seventh Son.


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Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia,Margaret Stohl

SF TEEN GARCIA

In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret.


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Carrie
Stephen King

HORROR KING

A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.


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I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, Book 1)
Pittacus Lore

SF TEEN LORE

Three are dead. Who is number four? John Smith is an extraordinary teen masking his true identity to elude a deadly enemy sent to destroy him.


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Warm Bodies: A Novel
Isaac Marion

HORROR MARION

A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love with a human, in this original debut novel. R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.


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The Host: A Novel
Stephenie Meyer

SF MEYER

When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over the bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.


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Twilight (Twilight, Book 1)
Stephenie Meyer

SF TEEN MEYER

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.


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Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory
Mickey Rapkin

MUSIC RAP

Arriving at her new college, Beca finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together.


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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan

SF TEEN RIORDAN

Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.


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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)
J.K. Rowling

SF J ROWLING

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.


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The Spectacular Now
Tim Tharp

TEEN THARP

In the last months of high school, charismatic eighteen-year-old Sutter Keely lives in the present, staying drunk most of the time, but that could change when he starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate, Aimee.


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The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien

SF TEEN TOLKIEN

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.


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