Tayshas Reading Lists


2014 TAYSHAS List (pdf)

Annoted List (pdf) Resources (pdf) Program Suggestions (pdf)


2015 TAYSHAS List

Reading List (pdf)  Annoted  List (pdf)

 ** Designates TAYSHAS Top Ten Books** 

Author Title
Anderson, Jodi Lynn
The Vanishing Season
Anderson, Laurie Halse
The Impossible Knife of Memory
Armentrout, Jennifer
Don't Look Back
Avasthi, Swati
**Chasing Shadows**
Brown, Jennifer
**Torn Away**
Burgess, Melvin
The Hit
Clark, Kristin Elizabeth
FreakBOY
De La Pena, Matt
The Living
Dellaira, Ava
Love Letters to the Dead
DeStefano, Lauren
Perfect Ruin
Fantaskey, Beth
Buzz Kill
Feinstein, John
Foul Trouble
Fishman, Seth
The Well's End
Flores-Scott, Patrick
Jumped In
Foxlee, Karen
The Midnight Dress
Giles, Gail
**Girls Like Us**
Giles, Lamar
Fake ID
Green, Sally
Half Bad
Han, Jenny
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Hattemer, Kate
**The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy**
Hodge, Rosamund
Cruel Beauty
Howe, Katherine
Conversion
Hubbard, Jenny
And We Stay
Kephart, Beth Going Over
Koertge, Ron
Coaltown Jesus
Kuehn, Stephanie
Complicit
Kuklin, Susan
**Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out**
Lacour, Nina
Everything Leads to You
Link, Kelly
Monstrous Affections
Lockhart, E.
We Were Liars
London, Alex
Proxy
Lubar, David
Extremities
Maciel, Amanda
Tease
Malerman, Josh
Bird Box
Mesrobian, Carrie
Sex & Violence
Mesrobian, Carrie Perfectly Good White Boy
Miller, Lauren
Free to Fall
Mlynowski, Sarah
Don't Even Think About It
Moracho, Cristina Althea & Oliver
Nelson, Blake
The Prince of Venice Beach
Nelson, Jandy
**I'll Give You the Sun**
Neri, Greg
Knockout Games
Ness, Patrick More Than This
Northrop, Michael
Rotten
Pearson, Mary
The Kiss Deception
Pitcher, Annabel
Ketchup Clouds
Reef, Catherine
Frida and Diego -- art, love, life
Reynolds, Jason
**When I Was the Greatest**
Romero, Jordan
No Summit Out of Sight
Sanchez, Jenny Torres
Death, Dickinson and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia
Sedgwick, Marcus
She is Not Invisible
Smith, Andrew
Grasshopper Jungle
Smith, Andrew
**100 Sideways Miles**
Smith-Ready, Jeri
This Side of Salvation
Spears, Kat
Sway
Templeman, McCormick
The Glass Casket
Vlahos, Len
**The Scar Boys**
Walton, Leslye The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Wesselhoeft, Conrad Dirt Bikes, Drones and Other Ways to Fly
Whaley, John Corey Noggin
Whitaker, Alecia Wildflower
Wolitzer, Meg Belzhar
Zadoff, Allen
**Boy Nobody**


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

'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
Meredith Layton
(2014-2016)

merlayton@gmail.com
Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library
Harris County Public Library

Administrative Assistant
Renee Dyer
(2012-2015)

RDYER@wisd.us
Weslaco East High School

Weslaco ISD

Michelle Beebower 
(2012-2015) 
Austin Public Library

Jennifer Brabston
(2012-2015) 

Pasedena Memorial High School
Pasedena ISD
Amelia Bligh
(2014-2015)
McNeil High School
Round Rock ISD

Marianne Follis
(2013-2015)
Irving Public Library

Sue Ridnour
(2013-2016)
Flower Mound P
ublic Library

Nidia Rodriguez
(2013-2016)
United High School
United ISD

Lori Arterburn
(2014-2017)
Monterey High School
Lubbock ISD 

Mary Ann Johnson
(2014-2017)
Abbott ISD

Chair Advisor
Susan Schilling 
Kingwood High School
Humble ISD

'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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