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Teen Books With Great Plot That Will Keep You Reading


If you are looking for books with a strong plot and story that will keep you reading you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:

If you like Eric Jerome Dickey...

or Terry McMIllan, Kimberla Lawson Roby, ReShonda Tate Billingsley try these titles:

Stories to sweep you away...

We've had a request for stories that get you caught up from the first page, as do books by Diana Gabaldon, Dan Brown, Stephenie Meyer, and Jodi Picoult. If this sounds good to you, try these titles:

Murder Will Out: New Mysteries

Are you looking for someone new to read? Maybe a new mystery author? I'm hoping I'll find time to read at least one of these five titles this summer. Meredith Cole won the St. Martin's/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Competition. Let us know what you think.

Angel's advocate by Mary Stanton

Bait by Nick Brownlee

Hangman blind by Cassandra Clark

In need of more scares?

If you're enjoying this month's Tween book club selection and would like reading some more spooky stories, why not try Scared Witless: Thirteen Eerie Tales to Tell or The Scary States of America? These books contain lots of great stories (some spooky, others goofy), and they're particularly fun to share around a summer campfire!

Fantasy, Action, Adventure, and Romance Suggestions

If you are looking for books with fantasy, action, adventure, and romance you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:

Swimsuit

Swimsuit, by James Patterson, is a well written mystery, and shows that we tend to go along with people who are dressed well, without asking questions. It will be a very hard book to put down with many plots and twists.

What To Read Now

The July 13th issue of Newsweek features several book related articles. What to Read Now and Why is the lead article and the books featured are meant to make sense of our times. This is followed by articles on the 100 best books ever, books to revisit, and favorite book cover designs. A myriad of ideas for your summer reading pleasure.

Murder Will Out: 100 Overlooked, Forgotten, or Underappreciated Mysteries

Question: What one crime, mystery, or thriller novel do you think has been most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years? In honor of The Rap Sheet’s first birthday, they invited more than 100 crime writers, book critics, and bloggers from all over the English-speaking world to choose crime/mystery/thriller novels that they thought had been 'most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years.' Any book you would like to add to this list?

Amish fiction series

  • Wanda Brunstetter started a new series, Indiana Cousins with the title A Cousin's Promise
  • Brunstetter also writes the Sisters of Holmes County series, the first is A Sister's Secret
  • Paul Gaus writes the Ohio Amish Mystery series, the first title is Blood of the Prodigal
  • Cindy Woodsmall writes the Sisters of the Quilt series, the first title is When the Heart Cries
  • Beth Wiseman writes the Daughter's of the Promise series, beginning w

Spooky Summer Read

Hey everyone going into 5th or 6th grade this fall - are you looking for a fun, spooky read this summer? Then sign up for the library's July Tween book discussion. This month we're reading Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn. It's about a girl named Ali trying to solve a ghostly mystery during her summer vacation at a cottage in Maine. Registration begins on Saturday, July 4, and we'll discuss the book over a pizza lunch on Saturday, July 18, from 1-2pm. Hope to see you then!

Master the Art of Reading...the Classics

When was the last time you read a 'classic'?

Catfish Katie and the Sweet Swamp Band

Catfish Kate and the Sweet Swamp Band by Sarah Weeks is a great story to read aloud. While Kate and her band want to play music in the swamp, some of the other animals want their peace and quiet. Luckily, Kate comes up with a creative compromise to satisfy everyone. This is a very fun story to read aloud because it has a strong rhythm and rhyming pattern throughout the book. If you like this book, check out some other books by Sarah Weeks such as: Bunny Fun, Overboard and Paper Parade.

New Chinese Books

New Chinese books are going out on the shelf today.  New fiction titles include Kong jie zhi lian by Hailan Wang, Wo de tuan zhang wo de tuan by Xiaolong Lan, and Qing ren wu lei by Xiaoxian Zhang.  More new fiction titles are Duo luo men by K

If you like James Patterson....

and can't get enough even with his many books coming out this year try some of these books that could grab you right from the first page:


Also look at the May We Suggest list for  Greg Iles fan? Have you read...

Read Slob!

Are you looking for a good mystery that's mixed with a little bit of humor? Try the 2009 Junior Library Guild winner, Slob by Ellen Potter! It's about a boy named Owen who is faced with challenges such as dealing with a bully, an excrutiating gym class with a mean gym teacher, and not to mention finding out who is stealing his oreos every day! In the midst of all of this drama, he is in a race against time to create a contraption that will help him solve one of the biggest mysteries of all....did you think I would tell you what it is? Read the book and find out!

Teen Fantasy Suggestions

If your favorite genre is Fantasy or you are just looking for a new book to try you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:

Bloody Good Reads

The current popularity of the "Twilight" series of books and movies have made the Vampire yet again a media darling. Let's face it though, the sun-sparkling, non-people eating vampires of "Twilight" were designed for a certain audience, those looking for a romance story.

If you like your vampire stories with (if you'll pardon the pun) "more bite," more moral ambiguity, and a lot less teen angst, you'll want to try Charlie Huston's series of Joe Pitt Casebooks. The Joe Pitt series takes place in a Manhattan that's been secretly divided by rival vampire gangs with different philosophical viewpoints on the world and the vampire's place in it.

The Return of Die Hard's John McClane

In 1988 Director John McTiernan and writers Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza revolutionized the action movie with "Die Hard". The film starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman introduced movie goers to John McClane, a charismatic New York City Cop who was different than your typical action movie hero because he was very human and had a sharp sense of humor.

Spider-Man Turns 600!

It's hard to believe that it's been almost 50 years since the publication of Marvel Comics' "Amazing Fantasy" #15. In that single issue writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko debuted a creation that would go on to become one of the most recognizable and popular pop-culture characters in the world, the Amazing Spider-Man.

Since his debut all those years ago Spidey has experienced many milestones and on July 15 sees the debut of the biggest publishing event in the character's history, "Amazing Spider-Man" #600. It's a giant sized 104 page issue featuring all new content by the current creative team and even Spidey's creator Stan Lee!