Book Lists, if you like that sort of thing. Finding a book that speaks to you is often a challenge. There's not one right way to tackle this search, except to browse and try lots of books. Here are some lists of some of my favorite novels and books that students repeatedly mention among their favorites.

But don't take my word for it. Here's a recent link to an awesome list from the folks at NPR. I've read almost all of these and they are easy to find in our very own LMC. If you need help, just ask. 

100 Must Reads for Kids

Also, consider this: The Benefits of Reading-Why you should read everyday!

Here are some others for consideration:

Action & Suspense
Alex Rider series Stormbreaker is the first book, by Anthony Horowitz
Wolf Brother by Michael Paver
Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
Young James Bond series (starting with SilverFin), by Charlie Higson
Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
Maze Runner, by James Dashner
Dangerous Days of Daniel X, by James Patterson
Tentacles, by Roland Smith
Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentlman? by Eleanor Updale
Mister Monday (Keys tthe Kingdom series), by Garth Nix
Among the Hidden, by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Elephant Run, by Roland Smith
Zach's Lie by Roland Smith

Fantasy
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief series, by Rick Riordan
Pendragon series, by D.J. MacHale
White Giraffe, Lauren St. John
Wicked series, by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié
Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer
Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld
Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer
Seventh Tower series, by Garth Nix
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, by Michael Scott
Uglies series, by Scott Westerfeld
Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett
The Fellowship of the Ring (1st in the Lord of the Rings trilogy), by J. R. R. Tolkien
Evermore (the Immortals series), by Alyson Noel
Fablehaven (series) by Brandon Mull

Realistic Fiction
Wednesday Wars, by Gary Schmidt
Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt

Game, by Walter Dean Myers
Scat, by Carl Hiassen
Hoot, by Carl Hiassen
Chomp, by Carl Hiassen
Alabama Moon, by Watt Key
Saffy's Angel, by Hillary McKay
The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet, by Erin Dionne
A Corner of the Universe, by Ann Martin
Dirty Little Secrets, by C.J. Omololu
Rules of the Road, by Joan Bauer
Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks
Cages by Peg Kehret

Humor
Guys Write for Guys Read, edited by Jon Sciezska
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, (series) by Jeff Kinney
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Schwa Was Here, by Neal Shusterman
Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen

Friendship
Savvy, by Ingrid Law
When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
Smile, by Raina Telgemeier
That Was Then, This is Now, by S.E. Hinton
Secret Language of Girls, by Francis O' Roark Dowell
Friendship for Today, by Patricia McKissack
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

 

Historical Fiction (RETRO Fiction)
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Stealing Freedom by Elisa Carbone
My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt
Under a War Torn Sky by L.M. Elliott
Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian

Animals
One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley
The Green Dog by Suzanne Fisher Staples
How To Steal A Dog by Barbara O'Connor
Chestnut Hill by Lauren Brooke
Sheep  by Valerie Hobbs