Tayshas Reading Lists

2014 TAYSHAS List

2014 TAYSHAS Reading List (pdf)  2014 Annoted TAYSHAS Reading List (pdf)

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 ** Designates TAYSHAS Top Ten Books**

Author Title
Bascomb, Neal
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
Beaudoin, Sean
Wise Young Fool
Berry, Julie
**All the Truth That's in Me**
Bick, Ilsa J.
The Sin Eater's Confession
Black, Holly
**The Coldest Girl in Coldtown**
Blagden, Scott
Dear Life, You Suck
Bracken, Alexandra
The Darkest Minds
Brown, Jennifer
Thousand Words
Cameron, Sharon
Dark Unwinding
Clement-Moore, Rosemary
Spirit and Dust
Coats, Jillian Anderson
**The Wicked and the Just**
Edwards, Janet
Earth Girl
Farish, Terry
The Good Braider
Gardner, Sally
Maggot Moon
Goodman, Shawn
Kindness for Weakness
Griffin, Paul
Burning Blue
Harmon, Michael
Under the Bridge
Hartzler, Aaron
Rapture Practice
Hassan, Michael
Crash and Burn
Henry, April
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
Honeyman, Kay
The Fire Horse Girl
Hoose, Phillip M.
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
King, A. S.
**Ask the Passengers: A Novel**
King, A. S. **Reality Boy**
Konigsberg, Bill
**Openly Straight**
Kraus, Daniel
LeBan, Elizabeth
**The Tragedy Paper**
Lange, Erin Jade
Leavitt, Lindsey
Going Vintage
Marsh, Katherine
Jepp, Who Defied the Stars
McNeal, Tom
Far Far Away
Medina, Meg
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
Moore, Kelly
Amber House
Murdoch, Emily
If You Find Me
Newman, Lesléa
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
Quick, Matthew
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Roskos, Evan
Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets
Rowell, Rainbow
**Eleanor & Park**
Rowell, Rainbow Fangirl
Rudnick, Paul
Sales, Leila
This Song Will Save Your Life: A Novel
Sanderson, Brandon
Sanderson, Brandon Steelheart
Scheider, Robyn
The Beginning of Everything
Sedgwick, Marcus
Midwinter Blood
Sepetys, Ruta
Out of the Easy
Shepherd, Megan
The Madman's Daughter
Smith, Andrew
Sonnenblick, Jordan
**Are You Experienced**
Stiefvater, Maggie, Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories
Stone, Tanya Lee
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers
Sullivan, Tara
Golden Boy
Thomas, Sherry
The Burning Sky
Wasserman, Robin
The Waking Dark
Wein, Elizabeth
Rose Under Fire
Whitney, Daisy
When You Were Here
Winters, Cat
In the Shadow of Blackbirds: A Novel
Yancey, Rick
The 5th Wave

 The top ten books were selected by the committee from the titles receiving a unanimous vote in the initial voting process.

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Tayshas Committee

The object of the Tayshas project is to motivate young adults to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas. The Tayshas High School Reading List Committee coordinates activities associated with the Tayshas program, a reading incentive program designed for young adults in Texas, grades 9-12, who are encouraged to read books for pleasure from a selected reading list prepared by the Tayshas Committee. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Click here for complete information on Tayshas policies and procedures

Susan Schilling

Kingwood High School
Humble ISD

Administrative Assistant
Renee Dyer

Weslaco East High School

Weslaco ISD

Abby Harrison 
Highland Park High School
Highland Park ISD

Lisa Youngblood
Harker Heights Public Library
Ruth Adkins-Villareal

Klein High School
Klein ISD

Michelle Beebower
Austin Public Library

Jennifer Brabston

Pasedena Memorial High School
Pasedena ISD

Marianne Follis
Irving Public Library

Sue Ridnour
Flower Mound P
ublic Library

Nidia Rodriguez
United High School
United ISD


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