YA Summer Reading List and a MG

Hi, all Sher here with a cool tool to choose your YA summer reading from Teach.com. Although this list doesn’t include indie books, it does include a lot of great trade published books. You can’t go wrong by following your personal interests along the flow chart.

Teach.com, a comprehensive online resource dedicated to discovering, discussing, and encouraging great educators around the world, has just released the Young Adult Summer Reading Flowchart–a follow up to their successful Summer Reading Flowchart. This year’s edition focuses on young adult books, for students in their middle school years, though many of these books appeal to readers across all ages. Recent years have seen an explosion in the popularity of young adult book series, fromTwilight to the Hunger Games, and even a revival of interest in some older books. About 100 books are featured, and the Flowchart guides you through different categories to help you arrive at the perfect book–whether you’re looking for a specific title or discovering something new. During the summer months, it’s important to make sure that students continue reading, and this fun Infographic is a great way to get teenagers excited about books!

The Young Adult Summer Reading Flowchart

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Now, if you know me, you know I love SF and middle grade, and the latter isn’t on the above list. So, if those aren’t enough for your TBR pile, here are some favorite middle grade SF titles with fresh new covers. I haven’t yet read the second, but I’d like to once my review list decreases a tad. Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble   and  Noah Zarc: Cataclysm

Take a peek at one of my all time SF faves in YA, Susan Kaye Quinn’s Mindjack Trilogy. Book one, Open Minds is FREE right now from Amazon. And the entire trilogy is cheaper than most trade published single titles. But that doesn’t mean the quality is lower. Books don’t make it onto my favorite list without good story structure and editing. So what are you waiting for? Go get some SF!
If none of your personal favorites are on the list above, please tell me what they are. As always, happy reading!

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Indie author-friendly freelance editor, children's book blogger for picture books through YA, kid lit, SF/fantasy lover with special fondness for middle grade, pun-loving SCBWI member, meter-maid for poetry and rhyming picture books.


  1. Thanks for including Noah Zarc in your list!

  2. You’re welcome and thanks for stopping by!

  3. Some of the books on that list are classics. I’ve read a number of those books! Seeing that list reminds me….I own THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and haven’t read it yet….must get to that soon!

  4. Yes, I’ve read the classics and oh, yes, you must get to that soon. I forget how many great books are waiting on my Kindle. I need a better reading system!It would be nice if I had a magic wand to show which I would like best.

  5. I have been wanting to read the Noah Zarc series! I also love the list. Some I have read and others are new to me. Thanks for sharing! šŸ™‚

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