Summer Reading Top Nomination List

Kimberly Williams, Entertainment Editor

Book: What Happened to Good­bye

Author: Dessen, Sarah

Description: Ever since Mclean’s parents divorced, she has lived in four towns in two years – each time taking on a new persona. Mclean expects to leave Lakeview in six months, but soon finds she doesn’t want to – she just wants to be herself.

Other Books By This Author: The Truth About Forever; Dreamland; Lock and Key


Book: Ashes

Author: Bick, Ilsa

Description: Alex, Tom and Ellie join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky. The pulse kills most of the world’s population and destroys all computer devices, but it also turns some who remain into zombies or gives them superhuman senses.

Other Books By This Author: Draw The Dark; Where the Bodies Are; Drowning Instinct; Acceptable Losses


Book: The Fault in Our Stars

Author: Green, John

Description: Hazel and Augustus meet and forge a relationship at a support group for kids battling cancer. As Hazel and Augustus struggle with the “side-effects of dying,” they come to learn the strength of wish­es, the complexities of long human lives and the wondrous ways of the universe.

Other Books By This Author: Paper Towns; An Abundance of Katherines; Looking For Alaska


Book: Divergent

Author: Roth, Veronica

Description: Abnegation (selfless), Erudite (intelligence), Candor (honesty), Amity (peace) or Dauntless (brave): where would you fit? Beatrice lives in a society where she must choose either to remain with her family’s faction or set off to­wards independence and her beliefs. And what hap­pens when the unity between these factions begins to fall apart?

Other Books By This Author: Insurgent


Book: Legend

Author: Lu, Marie

Description: June, a fifteen-year-old military prodigy, is hunting Day, the outlaw she believes is responsible for her brother’s death. What will happen when the two meet and discover the government is corrupt?

Other Books By This Author: Prodigy


Book: Where She Went

Author: Forman, Gayle

Description: This sequel to Gayle Forman’s “If I Stay” is narrated by Adam, Mia’s ex-boyfriend. Shortly after the devastating accident that killed Mia’s family, the talented cellist moves to New York, where an acciden­tal meeting brings them back together.

Other Books By This Author: If I Stay; Sisters in Sanity; Just One Day; Lovesong