Reading Buzz Board

Announcements


Hello future and past friends! WELCOME to the Buzz Board! I'm Katie, the moderator for the Buzz Board. If you've been around awhile, I used to moderate several message boards, including Dear America, Baby-sitters Club, Graphix, and Flashlight Readers way back when. . .! It's great to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you all!

Here are a few basic rules:

- no last names, names of schools or cities (but states are okay);
- age/grade is okay, but no birthdays;
- no being mean, rude, or cursing;
- no posting your email address or links to other websites;
I hope you all enjoy the boards! We want them to be a safe, fun place!!
   [ 52 posts ] Average score:   Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:05 pm
Posts: 1220
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:04 pm
There have been a lot of book recommendations threads going around, so I thought I'd make this one a sticky and we can put all our suggestions here. If you've written one already, try to find it and copy and paste. Or write a new suggestion. Don't forget we also have book reviews above, if you need more ideas!



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
contributor

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:58 pm
Posts: 1389
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:17 pm
I'm in love with dystopians, so, any YA dystopian novel. :D ~Jared



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
frequent_contributor

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:52 pm
Posts: 6470
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:02 am
I think that we should keep our minds sharp this summer, which is why I recomend "George's Secret Key to the Universe" by Stephen Hawking. It's a novel written for young adults that teaches and explains even the most complicated theories of the universe! (And as I sidenote, I'd also recomend his specials on Discovery channel about the universe, because they too are very interesting, educational, and easy to understand) Don't think that because Stephen Hawking is a psychophysist that it's just a boring lecture, I'm reading it right now and I have to say it's so great I can't put it down. It's about a boy named George who travels the universe and has to save the cosmos from a treacherous black hole, and along the way he learns the key to the cosmos, and why the universe is as it is. Very enthralling, and not just for nerds like me!

 

Twinktoes87

~Proud Supporter of the Rainbow~

Copy and paste this if you support the LGBT community and their rights




 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:21 pm
Posts: 1
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:41 am
you should totally read daphnes book by mary downing hahn, best book ever. also read down the rabbit hole by peter abrams. i need some books to read to so please give suggestions



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
frequent_vsitor

Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:43 am
Posts: 593
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:05 pm
Ok usually im the one asking but i will give some too Eleven Trading Faces When you Reach me Matched The Mysterious Bennedict Society Girl Stolen The girl in the park Everything for a dog The false prince Kingdom Keepers Lots of others will put more later



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:54 pm
Posts: 3764
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:32 pm
THE FALSE PRINCE!!!!!!!?(yeah I was drinking kool-aid again)



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
regular_contributor

Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:17 pm
Posts: 5605
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:28 pm
I would reccomend these series:
The Beacon Street Girls
Camp Confidential
Candy Apple
The 39 Clues
Enjoy! :D
-
~Rachel, who gets to go to a dance tonight!



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:48 pm
Posts: 2
Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:14 pm
I think you should read any of Rick Riordan's books and Suzanne Collins books. aquaemerald138



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
contributor

Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:44 am
Posts: 2365
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:58 pm

-If you're a fantasy/kids-with-superpowers reader, try James Patterson's young adults series: Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch and Wizard.

-If you want a fun read about teenage spies:

Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter (girl spy, funny/romance)

Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz (boy spy, more dark/serious)

-If you want something romance-heavy/adventure:

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

-If you want a heavier/darker/dystopian read:

Legend by Marie Lu

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

-If you're a mystery person, try either Margaret Peterson Haddix or Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie's books are for more advanced readers who can read word-heavy books. She's written a lot of books, but I would recommend "And Then There Were None", "Murder on the Orient Express", and "Murder of Roger Ackroyd".

-If you're a realistic fiction person, try Ann M. Martin's books.

Hope that helps! :)

~Lestria




 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
regular_contributor

Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:35 pm
Posts: 3244
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:09 am
Oh, I already know what I'm reading. >.< The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Outliers, and A People’s History of the United States. They're for my AP projects. Besides that, I am going to read the fifth installment in the Mortal Instruments series and plan to do a lot of rereading. XD



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:43 pm
Posts: 686
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:46 pm
Hard Question. Don't know yet. I just read many book. I just finished THE FALSE PRINCE. It was awesome:)
~TurquouisePanda37



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
rookie_visitor

Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:18 am
Posts: 100
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:10 pm
i would recommend All The Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn its a kind of scary mystery thing also Somebody Named Eva by ? those are good books if your interested :] from tachi



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
regular_visitor

Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:43 pm
Posts: 1448
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:32 pm
Read Out of My Mind!



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:00 am
Posts: 2528
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:36 pm
Hm... a great YA book is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. ;) Also, The Book Thief is really good! If any of you have not read Harry Potter, that is definetly a must read! :D
~Skyelark Moon :lol:



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
regular_visitor

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:10 pm
Posts: 785
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:38 am
I'm reading Wonderstruck this summer.



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:25 am
Posts: 55
Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:27 pm
Underland Chronicles series, Mysterious Benedict society series,Percy Jackson series, Wolves Of the Beyond series, Guardians of Ga'Hoole series,Dear Dumb Diary series,Dork Diaries, The girl who could fly,Out of my mind,Holes,



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
contributor

Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:44 am
Posts: 4098
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:40 pm
Here are a few!
The ones in blue are YA fiction,
and the ones in black are for all ages.

Science Fiction/Fantasy
The Inheritance Cycle (series) -- Christopher Paolini
Harry Potter (series) -- J.K. Rowling
Peter and the Starcatchers (series) -- Dave Barry and Ridely Pearson
Skellig -- David Almond
Liesl & Po -- Lauren Oliver
Things Not Seen (Series) -- Andrew Clements

Dystopian/Futuristic books
The Hunger Games (series) -- Suzanne Collins
Divergent (series) -- Veronica Roth
Matched -- Ally Condie
Incarceron (series) -- Catherine Fisher
First Light -- Rebecca Stead
The Giver -- Lois Lowry

Historical Fiction
The Help -- Kathryn Stockett
Fever -- Laurie Halse Anderson
The Book Theif -- Markus Zusak
Girl With a Pearl Earring -- Tracy Chevalier
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas -- John Boyne (?)
The Chosen -- Chaim Potok (This one is older than the others...)
To Kill a Mockingbird -- Harper Lee (One of my favorite books of all time!)
The Wednesday Wars -- Gary Shmidt (This is not strictly YA, but I think it is worth reading at any age.)

Realistic Fiction
When You Reach Me -- Rebecca Stead
The Fault in Our Stars -- John Green
The Truth About Forever -- Sarah Dessen (Don't judge this book by its cover... The book isn't even really about romance. Sort of.)

Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters -- Lesley MM Blume
The Forgotten Garden -- Kate Morton
Speak -- Laurie Halse Anderson
The Mysterious Benedict Society -- Trenton Lee Stewart

~Foreverelephant♥



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:50 pm
Posts: 12
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:04 pm
Well, to state the obvious, Harry Potter and Hunger Games are great series, if anyone hasn't read them. I recently read Once Upon a Marigold and it's sequel, Twice Upon a Marigold. Those are good books - a bit girly, though xD



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:31 pm
Posts: 680
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:10 pm
I will read the following: The Hunger Games Trilogy By:Suzanne Collins Hoot By: Carl Hiaasen 13 Gifts By: Wendy Mass The Books of Elsewhere By: Jacqueline West The Chronicles of Narnia By: C.S. Lewis



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
contributor

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:49 am
Posts: 755
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:32 pm
The Mystery Tunnel and The Thief Lord and many others



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:47 am
Posts: 1292
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:47 am
I quite enjoy the Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie series by Alan Bradley. It is about a girl chemistry whiz who solves murder mysteries.



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 8:44 pm
Posts: 1
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:27 am
Well, the books that I am reading for this summer are the "Guardians of GA'Hoole" and "Wolves of the Beyond" series. I finished reading "The Capture" from "Guardians of GA'Hoole" (It was epic and suspenseful. I also liked Soren, because he was very brave and smart, but he always have to believe in himself and know that there is a way in a predicament matter). I also loved the movie adapted to the books "Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of GA'Hoole" ( I saw it four times). The author Kathryn Lasky has really done a great job writing the books. I also liked to write stories myself. I admired her and her work and will hope to become a writer someday. You are unique Kathryn Lasky, Thank You.



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
contributor

Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:37 pm
Posts: 824
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:00 pm
This summer, I'm reading all of the Stephen King books. Don't be dismayed if you're not a horror reader.
The Stand is fantasy/post-apocalyptic
Firestarter is a sci-fi thriller
The Talisman is fantasy
The Eyes of the Dragon is fantasy
The Tommyknockers is sci-fi
Dolores Claiborne is a psychological thriller
Insomnia is fantasy
Rose Madder is fantasy
The Colorado Kid is mystery
Lisey's Story is fantasy
Under the Dome is dystopian
11/22/63 is sci-fi
The Long Walk (under pseudonym Richard Bachman) is dystopian
Roadwork (Bachman) is realistic fiction
The Running Man (Bachman) is dystopian
The Regulators (Bachman) is sci-fi
Blaze (Bachman) is a crime novel
The Dark Tower series is fantasy

- Chimera



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:01 pm
Posts: 15
Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:32 pm
You should totally read the hunger games by suzan collins.... The cage by ruth minskey..... 13 little blue envolopes...unknown author at the time....one more would be ... That summer by sarah dessen. Have fun reading this summer!!!!



 Re: WHAT BOOKS SHOULD YOU READ THIS SUMMER??
new

Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:02 pm
Posts: 3
Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:17 pm
the sisters grimm andW.I.T.C.H arre some of my favorites. also tanglewreck.



Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
   [ 52 posts ] Average score:   Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next


PRS © 2008 PRS Team