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1 Page 1 Next book Read for a Lifetime The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway Adam Strand isn't depressed, just bored, so he kills himself—39 times. No matter the method, he can't seem to stay dead. But when his self-absorbed path is diverted, Adam is struck by the reality that life is an ever-expanding web of connections that nothing—not even death— can sever. FIC GAL Find it at:

2 Page 2 Next book Read for a Lifetime Minutes: The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers By Jim Dwyer In 2004, New York Times reporters Dwyer and Flynn released an account of the attacks told from the inside, drawing on radio transcripts, phone messages, s, and interviews with survivors and rescue workers to communicate what being at ground zero was really like. it at: DWY Find

3 Page 3 Next book Read for a Lifetime Beauty Queens by Libba Bray When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition. FIC BRA Find it at:

4 Page 4 Next book Read for a Lifetime Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross Sixteen-year-old Maude Pichon, a plain, impoverished girl in Belle Epoque Paris, is hired by Countess Dubern to make her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, look more beautiful by comparison but soon Maude is enmeshed in a tangle of love, friendship, and deception. FIC ROS Find it at:

5 Page 5 Next book Read for a Lifetime Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan When Paul falls hard for Noah, he thinks he has found his one true love, but when Noah walks out of his life, Paul has to find a way to get him back and make everything right once more. FIC LEV Find it at:

6 Page 6 Next book Read for a Lifetime Burned by Ellen Hopkins Seventeen-year-old Pattyn, the eldest daughter in a large Mormon family, is sent to her aunt's Nevada ranch for the summer, where she temporarily escapes her alcoholic, abusive father and finds love and acceptance, only to lose everything when she returns home. FIC HOP Find it at:

7 Page 7 Next book Read for a Lifetime Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi Acting out superhero fantasies on the streets and rooftops of Chicago, best friends Corey, Holly, and Savitri are shattered by a murderous act of violence that leaves two of them disillusioned and unable to move on. FIC AVA Find it at:

8 Page 8 Next book Read for a Lifetime The Children’s Blizzard By David Laskin Describes the deadly 1888 snowstorm in the Great Plains that killed more than five hundred people including numerous schoolchildren, describing how the storm devastated immigrant families and dramatically affected pioneer advancement. it at: LAS Find 977

9 Page 9 Next book Read for a Lifetime Divergent by Veronica Roth In a future Chicago, sixteen-year- old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. FIC ROT Find it at:

10 Page 10 Next book Read for a Lifetime Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. FIC ROW Find it at:

11 Page 11 Next book Read for a Lifetime The Giver by Lois Lowry Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives. FIC LOW Find it at:

12 Page 12 Next book Read for a Lifetime He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander When a popular football 'playa' and ladies man and the smartest girl in school lead a school protest, sparks fly as their social media-aided revolution grows. FIC ALE Find it at:

13 Page 13 Next book Read for a Lifetime The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle When Sir Charles Baskerville is murdered, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the eerie howling on the moor. FIC DOY Find it at:

14 Page 14 Next book Read for a Lifetime I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai Describes the life of a young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley who survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. BIO YOU Find it at:

15 Page 15 Next book Read for a Lifetime The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson Hayley Kincaid and her father move back to their hometown to try a "normal" life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives. FIC AND Find it at:

16 Page 16 Next book Read for a Lifetime The Maze Runner by James Dashner Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape. FIC DAS Find it at:

17 Page 17 Next book Read for a Lifetime Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited— throughout various time periods— by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant. FIC SED Find it at:

18 Page 18 Next book Read for a Lifetime Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh High School without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia. FIC AND Find it at:

19 Page 19 Next book Read for a Lifetime Monument 14 by Emma Laybourne A group of kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves, as a series of disasters, from a monster hailstorm to a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world apart. FIC LAY Find it at:

20 Page 20 Next book Read for a Lifetime Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare One of Shakespeare’s most engaging romantic comedies. A grand masquerade ball provides the setting for an amusing muddle of mistaken identities where true love triumphs in this comedy which plays on deception’s role in romance SHA Find it at:

21 Page 21 Next book Read for a Lifetime On the Road by Jack Kerouac On the Road is a thinly fictionalized autobiography, filled with a cast made of Kerouac's real life friends, lover, and fellow travelers. Narrated by Sal Paradise, one of Kerouac's alter-egos, On the Road is a cross- country bohemian odyssey that not only influenced writing in the years since its 1957 publication but penetrated into the deepest level of American thought and culture. FIC KER Find it at:

22 Page 22 Next book Read for a Lifetime The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Blue Sargent's gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the Aglionby Academy, she discovers that together their talents are a dangerous mix. FIC STI Find it at:

23 Page 23 Next book Read for a Lifetime Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Immersing himself in a mid- twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator. FIC CLI Find it at:

24 Page 24 Next book Read for a Lifetime The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy A retelling of the classic fairy tale, set in Nazi-occupied Poland, follows two Jewish children, left by their father and stepmother to seek refuge in a dense forest, as they wander the woods until being taken in by Magda, an eccentric old woman. FIC MUR Find it at:

25 Page 25 Next book Read for a Lifetime World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks In World War Z, life as we know it ends the way many horror fans knew it would: zombies rise up! After the post-war devastation, author Max Brooks "interviews" survivors and records their stories as well as details on what causes zombies, how they spread, what will stop them, and effective strategic warfare methods against them. FIC BRO Find it at:


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