"Hot List"


 

 

1.  The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

Enduring a traumatic existence after their father's death and neighbors' disappearance, 17-year-old Zoe and her brother are rescued from an attack by a bounty hunter who has been sent to claim the soul of their tormentor, a situation that introduces them to a new world and questions about their fate.

2.  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

3. Stephen Curry: The Incredible Story of One of Basketball's Sharpest Shooters by Clayton Geoffreys

In this biography, we will learn about how Steph Curry became the star point guard that he is today. Starting first with his childhood and early life, we'll learn about Steph prior to entering the NBA, his time in the NBA, along with his impact on the communities of Davidson College and Golden State.

4. The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

After her mother dies, sixteen-year-old Kate Quinn meets the father she did not know she had, joins his presidential campaign, falls for a rebellious boy, and when what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign's talking points, Kate must decide what is best.

5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Two sisters, Scarlett and Tella, leave their cruel father to attend Caraval--a faraway once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show. Along the way, Tella is kidnapped and Scarlett is aided by a mysterious sailor and finds herself enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic.

6. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Before John Glenn orbited Earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as 'human computers' used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.

7. How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial by Darryl Cunningham

Explores scientific controversies, including fracking, the moon landing, and evolution, examining the history of each and the facts that do or do not support claims made.

8. American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Separated from her detained mother after moving from Haiti to America, Fabiola struggles to navigate the home of her loud cousins and a new school on Detroit's gritty west side, where a surprising romance and a dangerous proposition challenge her ideas about freedom.

9.  King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

10. We Are Okay by  Nina LaCour

After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

11. Blackbird by Anna Carey

A teenage girl wakes up on the Los Angeles subway tracks with no memory of who she is or how she got there. One thing she does know is that people are trying to kill her, and she must race to uncover her past and outwit her hunters before it's too late"

12. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

On a planet where every person develops a currentgift , Cyra and Akos's special powers feel more like curses. They come from different countries and lead vastly different lives, but must help each other survive -- or destroy one another in the process.

13. Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson

Contains three interconnected holiday stories of love, romance, and kisses in a small town, by popular teen authors John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson.

14. Hunted by Meagan Spooner

A dark reimagining of Beauty and the Beast follows the experiences of an aristocrat's daughter who tracks a mysterious woodland creature her father has become obsessed with and that stands at the center of his failing sanity.

15. Please Excuse this Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation by Brett Fletcher Lauer & Lynn Melnick

100 acclaimed younger poets from truly diverse backgrounds and points of view, whose work has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker to Twitter, tackling a startling range of subjects in a startling range of poetic forms. 

16. History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Secrets are revealed as OCD-afflicted Griffin grieves for his first love, Theo, who died in a drowning accident.

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. The End of Oz by Danielle Paige

Dorothy  was buried when the Emerald Palace crashed to the ground; Ozma has been restored to the throne. But girls from Kansas are harder to kill than you'd think. Now Amy Gumm is following the Road of Yellow Brick toward the mysterious land of Ev, where the Nome King rules, a bleak and angry world. Surprise! He has a gingham-clad bride. And the line between Good and Wicked is blurring.

19. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

This is Carrie Fisher’s intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie. 

20. This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives.