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Reading Olympics for Teens


2016 Middle School Reading Olympics Booklist

Almost Home/ Bauer

The Angel Experiment/ Patterson

Beauty/ McKinley

Bomb/ Sheinkin

Boy Who Reversed Himself/ Sleator

Breadwinner/ Ellis

Brown Girl Dreaming/ Woodson

Bull Run/ Fleischman

Catch You Later, Traitor/ Avi

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer/ Swanson

Claudette Colvin/ Hoose

Closed for the Season/ Hahn

Code Orange/ Cooney

Courage Has No Color/ Stone

The Crossing/ Murphy

The Crossover/ Alexander

Double Identity/ Haddix

Eragon/ Paolini

Eye of the Crow/ Peacock

The Fairy Tale Detectives/ Buckley

Fish in a Tree/ Hunt

Flipped/ Van Draanen

The Giver/ Lowry

The Great Wide Sea/ Herlong

Hero/ Lupica

Holes/ Sachar

Home of the Brave/ Applegate

The Honest Truth/ Gemeinhart

I Am Malala/ Yousafzai

Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore/ Nixon

Masterpiece/ Broach

The Night Gardener/ Auzier

On the Blue Comet/ Wells

Out of the Dust/ Hesse

Popularity Papers/ Ignatow

Stanford Wang Flunks Big Time/ Yee

Surviving Hitler/ Warren

SYLO/ MacHale

The Thickety/ White

Uglies/ Westerfeld

Waiting for Normal/ Connor

Wild Things/ Carmichael

Woods Runner/ Paulsen

Z is for Zackariah/ O’Brien

Zane and the Hurricane/ Rodman


2016 High School Reading Olympics Booklist

All the Bright Places/ Niven

The Art of Racing in the Rain/ Stein

Because I am Furniture/ Chaltas

The Bell Jar/ Plath

Black and White/ Volponi

Borderline/ Stratton

Brave New World/ Huxley

Briar Rose/ Yolen

Chanda’s Secrets/ Stratton

The Christopher Killer/ Ferguson

Copper Sun/ Draper

Dairy Queen/ Murdock

Dirty Little Secrets/ Omololu

The Diviners/ Bray

Eleanor and Park/ Rowell

The Fifth Wave/ Yancey

Flash Burnout/ Madigan

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces/ Quintero

Ghosts of War: the True Story of a 19-year-old GI/ Smithson

Girl in Translation/ Kwok

I’ll Give You the Sun/ Nelson

Jumped/ Williams-Garcia

A Lesson Before Dying/ Gaines

Marcelo in the Real World/ Stork

The Night Circus/ Morgenstern

Noggin/ Whaley

Num8ers/ Ward

Our Town/ Wilder

Pointe/ Colbert

Port Chicago 50/ Sheinkin

Runner/ Deuker

The Scar Boys/ Vlahos

Secret Life of Bees/ Kidd

Seraphina/ Hartman

Ship Breaker/ Bacigalupi

Slaughterhouse Five/ Vonnegut

Sold/ McCormick

Stitches/ Small

Three Little Words/ Rhodes-Couter

Three Rivers Rising/ Richards

War Brothers/ McKay

We Were Liars/ Lockhart

Winger/ Smith

The Young Elites/ Lu

Zel/ Napoli


For the elementary school reading list, go to Reading Olympics for Children.

Learn more about the Reading Olympics program.