Tayshas Reading Lists

2016 TAYSHAS List

Reading List (pdf)  Annotated  List (pdf)

Top Ten Flier (pdf) Resources (pdf)


2017 TAYSHAS List

Reading List (pdf) Reading List (xlsx)

Annotated List (pdf)

 ** Designates TAYSHAS Top Ten Books** : The top ten books were selected by the committee from the titles receiving a unanimous vote in the initial voting process.

Author Title
Ahern, Cecilia Flawed
Avery, Lara
The Memory Book
Aveyard, Victoria
The Red Queen
Bardugo, Leigh
Six of Crows
Bayard, Louis Lucky Strikes
Berry, Julie
The Passion of Dolssa
Blake, Kendare
Three Dark Crowns
Buxbaum, Julie
Tell Me Three Things
Cameron, Sharon The Forgetting
Cavallaro, Brittany
A Study in Charlotte
Chee, Traci The Reader
Chockshi, Roshani
The Star-Touched Queen
Donnelly, Jennifer
These Shallow Graves
Elliott, Kate Court of Fives
Federle, Tim The Great American Whatever
Gilbert, Kelly Loy
Conviction
Glasgow, Kathleen
Girl in Pieces
Goodman, Alison
The Dark Days Club
Hall, Tim
Shadow of the Wolf
Hamilton, Alwyn
Rebel of the Sands
Hand, Cynthia
My Lady Jane
Hartzler, Aaron
What We Saw
Headley, Maria Dahvana
Magonia
Hitchcock, Bonnie-Sue
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Hutchinson, Shaun David We Are the Ants
Jennings, Jazz
Being Jazz
Johnston, E.K. Exit, Pursued By a Bear
Jude, Sarah
The May Queen Murders
Kaufman, Amie
Illuminae
Kennedy, Katie
Learning to Swear in America
Kephart, Beth
This Is the Story of You
Klass, David
Losers Take All
Kraus, Daniel
The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch
Lackey, Mercedes
Hunter
Laure, Estelle
This Raging Light
Lubar, David Character Driven
Mabry, Samantha
A Fierce and Subtle Poison
Mackler, Carolyn
Infinite in Between
McCarthy, Cori You Were Here
McGinnis, Mindy
The Female of the Species
McLemore, Anna-Marie
The Weight of Feathers
Mead, Richelle The Glittering Court
Medina, Meg
Burn Baby Burn
Miranda, Megan
The Safest Lies
Ness, Patrick
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Niven, Jennifer Holding Up the Universe
O'Guilin, Preadar The Call
Oliver, Lauren
Replica
Patel, Sonia
Rani Patel in Full Effect
Pickney, Andrea Davis
Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
Pung, Alice
Lucy & Linh
Quick, Matthew
Every Exquisite Thing
Reynolds, Jason
All American Boys
Roehrig, Caleb
Last Seen Leaving
Russo, Meredith
If I Was Your Girl
Savit, Gavriel
Anna and the Swallow Man
Schiltz, Laura Amy
The Hired Girl
Schmidt, Gary D. 
Orbiting Jupiter
Sepetys, Ruta
Salt to the Sea
Silvera, Adam
More Happy Than Not
Skye, Evelyn The Crown's Game
Smith, Amber The Way I Used to Be
Starmer, Aaron Spontaneous
Stork, Francisco X The Memory of Light
Sullivan, Tara Bitter Side of Sweet
Taylor, Janet B Into the Dim
Thomas, Kara The Darkest Corners
Watson, Renee This Side of Home
Whaley, John Corey Highly Illogical Behavior
White, Kiersten And I Darken
Winters, Cat The Steep and Thorny Way
Wright, David Away Running
Wynne-Jones, Tim The Emperor of Any Place
Zentner, Jeff The Serpent King

 

'TAYSHAS' takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning "friends or allies." Written texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches.


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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

Chair
Amelia Lewis
(2017-2019)

amelia_lewis@roundrockisd.org
McNeil High School 
Round Rock ISD    

Administrative Assistant
Susan Schilling
(2015-2018)

Susan.Schilling@humble.k12.tx.us
Kingwood High School

Humble ISD

Mary Ann Johnson
(2014-2017)
Abbott ISD

Sherry Thompson
(2014-2017)

Flower Mound High School
Lewisville ISD
Lori Arterburn
(2014-2017)
Monterey High School

Lubbock ISD 
Dendy Farrar
(2015-2018)
J. Frank Dobie High School 
Houston

Valerie Tagoe
(2015-2018)
Woodrow Wilson High School
Dallas ISD

Diana Stephens
(2016-2019)
Union Bower Learning Center 
Irving ISD
 Kim Herrington
(2016-2019)
Turner College and Career High School
Pearland ISD
Elizabeth Hoff
(2016-2019)
Bulverde and Sprig Branch Library

'TAYSHAS' takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning "friends or allies." Written texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches.


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'TAYSHAS' takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning "friends or allies." Written texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches.

 

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