Reading Olympics

Reading Olympics for Teens

2023 Middle School Reading Olympics Booklist

Bloom / Kenneth Oppel
Boy Who Dared / Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Chains / Laurie Halse Anderson
The City of Ember / Jeanne DuPrau
City Spies / James Ponti
Counting by 7’s / Holly Goldberg Sloan
Doll Bones / Holly Black
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library / Chris Grabenstein
Esperanza Rising / Pam Munoz Ryan
George – Alex Gino (reprinted in April 2022 as “Melissa”)
Ghost (Track #1) / Jason Reynolds
The Green Bicycle / Haifaa Al-Mansour
House Arrest / K.A. Holt
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus / Dusti Bowling
The Lions of Little Rock / Kristin Levine
Me and Marvin Gardens / Amy Sarig King
Melissa / Alex Gino (previous to 2022 was published as “George”)
The Name of this Book is Secret / Pseudonymous Bosch
Refugee / Alan Gratz
The Seventh Most Important Thing / Shelley Pearsall
The Stonekeepers (Amulet Series) / Kazu Kibuishi
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team / Steve Sheinkin
Unsettled / Reem Faruqi
WhatsHisFace / Gordon Korman
Wild Bird / Wendelin Van Draanan
A Wrinkle in Time: the Graphic Novel / Hope Larsen

2023 High School Reading Olympics Booklist

A Long Way Gone / Ishmael Beah
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe / Benjamin Saenz
Blackout / Story Collection
Breaking Night / Liz Murray
Coldest Girl in Coldtown / Holly Black
Concrete Rose / Angie Thomas
Far from the Tree / Robin Benway
Firekeeper’s Daughter / Angeline Bouley
If You Find Me / Emily Murdoch
In the Wild Light / Jeff Zentner
Lady Midnight / Cassandra Clare
Last Night at the Telegraph Club / Malinda Lo
Liar / Justine Larbalestier 
Little Thieves / Margaret Owen
Long Way Down / Jason Reynolds
Me, Moth / Amber McBride
Neverwhere / Neil Gaiman
Patron Saints of Nothing / Randy Ribay
Ready Player One / Ernest Cline
Starfish / A.D. Bowman
Sweat / Lynn Nottage
The Stranger / Albert Camus
Three Things I Know Are True / Betty Culley
Watchmen / Alan Moore

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

Learn more about the Reading Olympics program.