"Hot List"


 

 

1.  The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn't want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project. 

2.  Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. 

3. Tower of Dawn by Sarah Maas

Following the shattering of the glass castle and the deaths of his men, Chaol pursues recovery by searching for healers in the southern continent while trying to convince Dorian and Aelin to ally with him and Nesryn in order to avoid war.

4. The Birthday Party & The Room(two plays) by Harold Pinter

"The Birthday Party, " a play in which a musician falls victim to the violence of two men from his sinister past; and "The Room, " the story of a blind man who arrives at a derelict boarding house to deliver a mysterious message.

5. The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Stranded in a frigid mountain wilderness after a plane crash, a gifted surgeon and a young magazine writer are forced to rely on each other for survival while confronting painful truths about their personal lives.

6. The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail : a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

A play dramatizing philosopher Henry David Thoreau and his stand on civil disobedience, focusing on the time he spent in jail for refusing to pay taxes due to his disapproval of the Mexican War.

7. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones 

All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. Now 18 and helping to run her family's inn, Liesl can't help but feel her dreams and fantasies are slipping away. But when her sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl must journey to the Underground to save her.

8. Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast

Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever.

9. Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop was to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated.

10. The Blind by A.F. Brady

As accomplished Manhattan psychologist Sam James gets pulled into the twisted past of a patient no other therapist is willing to treat, she analyzes her life and confronts her own mental turmoil.

11. Memory Girl by Linda Joy Singleton

In ShareHaven, death is not the end. Centuries ago the ShareHaven Scientists discovered how to harvest a person's memories and transplant them into another body. Jennza has been raised knowing that someday she will join a Family and receive the memories of one of their beloved lost family members.

12. Expelled by James Patterson

Expelled after a compromising photograph is posted to his Twitter account, Will Foster is determined to find out who took the picture and why he and three other students were targeted.

13. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

14. The Shack by William Young

Four years after his daughter is abducted and evidence of her murder is found in an abandoned shack, Mackenzie Allen Philips returns to the shack in response to a note claiming to be from God, and has a life-changing experience.

15. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

While helping plan her father's wedding, senior Lara Jean struggles with choosing a college and questions how graduation is going to change her relationship with her boyfriend Peter.

16. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Hiding from a society in which women are property, to be sold and owned and bred, Aya has spent her life in the mountains protecting her family, but the Trackers finally catch her and begin grooming her for auction, and her best hope of escape is a strange mute boy.

17. The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby

When the cruel sister who went missing four years earlier is found and reunited with her family, Nico struggles to set aside painful memories in order to help her transformed sibling, now suffering from retrograde amnesia.

18. Black Dove White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Having moved to Ethiopia to avoid the prejudices of 1930s America, Emilia Menotti, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms, drawing the teens into the conflict.

19. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets Rose there, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.

20. Ringer by Lauren Oliver

In a book that invites readers to start at either end or alternate between perspectives, Lyra and Caelum struggle in the world outside of the Haven Institute, while Gemma and her boyfriend Pete try to stop her father's plans for the replicas, but are mistaken for escapees and brought to a secret facility.