Blood Sucking Friends by Christopher Moore A vampire novel that’s funny: between vampires there are scenes of punks bowling frozen turkeys on the graveyard shift in a supermarket, or snapping turtles loose in a loft and gnawing on designer shoes.
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd In 1981 Ireland, Fergus finds the ancient body of a murdered girl in a peat bog. The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak An engrossing read in which a German girl saves books from book burning and hides a Jewish man in her family’s basement. Advanced. Mrs. Chatterton’s, Ms. Crossley’s and Mr. Lundgren’s pick! *Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding Funny and quirky diary entries that chronicle a year in the life of a modern young English woman. Jaimie Elbert’s pick *Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Classic satire from one of the genre’s best writers, “Cat’s Cradle” tells an inter-galactic story of the search for the galaxy’s most dangerous substance.
Caucasia by Danzi Senna Birdie/Jesse tries to find her niche in this new world of eye shadow and gossip and boys, but she also wants to remain true to herself and find a common ground between her white and black heritage.
Copper Sun by Sharon Mills Draper A work of historical fiction that imagines a fifteen-year-old African girl’s Students should choose one book from Contemporary Fiction and one book from Non-fiction. Students may also read other titles by these authors. Books chosen from outside these lists should be approved by the teacher A tale of love, death and redemption set in a rural, isolated community. prior to the star of summer. Please bring both books to the first English class of the year and be ready to discuss and write about them.
The reader follows the memories of a troubled woman’s childhood. Gripping story for advanced readers.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate Adult books are starred; the rest are young adult. the murder of a neighbour’s dog. A Dance with Dragons by George Martin The long-awaited fifth volume in the mammoth Song of Ice and Fire Thriller. Dad’s life falls apart after wife dies in car “accident.” Police say fantasy series centers on the power struggles of the Houses of Stark and *The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay by Michael Chambon Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor An adventure story of amazing interest, with reference to World By day, Karou is an student in Prague, sporting blue hair, tattooed palms, War II, comic books, and an escape artist. One of Mr. Lundgren’s and and a killer sketchbook that even Picasso would be jealous of. By night, Mrs. Chatterton’s favourites for advanced adventure readers.
she is an errand girl for a lonely, gentle monster named Brimstone.
*The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Events of family life told from a dog’s point of view. Both amusing and It’s the near future, a time when love has long since been identified as a disease called amor deliria nervosa, and 17-year-old Lena is 95 days The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl by Barry Lyga away from the operation that everyone gets to cure themselves.
“I’m a computer geek, a comic book geek, a study geek. Even in the Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Brennan Fast-Track classes, I’m apart.” Fifteen-year-old Fanboy is miserable at Nick and his older brother, Alan, are accustomed to life on the run. Since school. His only relief is to create his own comic book. their father was murdered, the boys have been forced to slay demons.
Zoe, unhappy to be moving once again, falls in with the Beckoners, a On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the group of bullies at her new school, but soon finds herself trying to get faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. A “brainy thrill ride.” free from the increasingly violent gang.
*Downhill Chance by Donna Morrisey Bedtime Story by Robert J. Wiersema An old-fashioned yarn of love, despair, and family secrets in Local Victoria writer. Supernatural thriller meets domestic drama as boy gets trapped inside a novel his father is reading to him.
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King Al has spent five years in the past, preparing to stop the assassination of A historical detective story with a twist: in 1915, Mary Russell is a fifteen- John F. Kennedy. Mr. William’s pick. Farrah’s pick.
year-old orphaned heiress who makes the acquaintance of Sherlock Holmes and trails a murderer. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King The only place where Lucky doesn’t fail is his dreamscape, a humid jungle full of danger where he heroically rescues his grandfather over and over again. Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork The story of Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for service in Vietnam Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end in the late 1960s when his dream of attending college falls through.
of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla Jewish doctor escapes Kristallnacht, ends up in Shanghai. Explores the *Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brien moral dilemmas faced during wartime.
Great story of adventure, friendship, and amazing descriptions of life at The Fault is in Our Stars by John Green sea. Very advanced historical fiction. Mr. Thompson’s pick.
When Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Mennonites Don’t Dance by Darcie Friesen Hossack Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Amy Yvorchuk’s pick.
Short stories. Classic contemporary Canadian stories. Set on the Prairies, The First Part Last by Angela Johnson the stories explore the dynamics of family relationships.
The realities of fatherhood come slowly but surely to sixteen-year-old Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Bobby after the birth of his daughter.
Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography *Five Quarters of the Orange by Julie Harris to create an enchanting and at times terrifying story. Novel set in a small French town during the war, told from the Missing Angel Juan by Lia Francesca Block perspective of the children of a French family. A cosy read.
In this sequel to Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys, Witch Baby follows *Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve her boyfriend, Angel Juan to New York City and meets the ghost of her Set in the 1890s, a spirited young woman falls into a passionate, illicit affair with an older man—with cataclysmic results.
The Monstrumologist: Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey Funny Little Monkey by Andrew Auseon The third book in the wonderfully gruesome series takes young A darkly comic novel about fourteen-year-old twins whose relationship protagonist Will Henry to a far darker place than ever before, and this is very tense. Arty, an abnormally short fourteen-year-old boy, enlists the time it’s not the monsters outside he fears so much as the monster within. help of the “pathetic losers” to take revenge. In an alternate universe, Mau, a native, and Daphne, a shipwreck Moving and engrossing tale of conjoined twins Rose and Ruby. survivor, rebuild Mau’s village and combat pirates. Comical.
*The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer A woman, Joyce, looking back on her life and coming to terms with how The year is 1946. London is emerging from the shadow of war, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Mrs. Nielson’s pick.
A tale of a subterranean culture set in the underground tunnels and A novel about African American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the 1960s. Very readable. Mrs. Nielson’s pick. The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin This story follows three kids through the pressure cooker of inner-city Hornby’s narrator sells albums recorded the old-fashioned way—on teenage life. A swift, tense, and powerful book. vinyl—and is having a tough time making other transitions as well, Paddy Clarke HaHaHa by Roddy Doyle Amusing tale of a young Irish lad. Mr. Burnett’s pick. *The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay This multi-award winning novel is narrated by a teen-aged girl living in Set in South Africa, the story of Peekay, an English boy who has a dream the future. Themes involve first love and survival. One of Mrs. Chatterton’s of becoming a boxer, armed with his secret weapon, “the power of one.” The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks After being caught with her best friend’s Sophie’s boyfriend at a summer Nina Harrison, fanged at fifteen and still living with her mother, hates party, Annabel Greene is starting her junior year alone and ostracized. the Reformed Vampire Support Group meetings every Tuesday night, although she does appreciate Dave, who was in a punk band when he The now thirty-year-old “El Gato” relates how he developed his skills and Larklight; A Rousing Tale of Dauntless pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Follows cross country journey of Bin who spent childhood in Japanese internment camp in BC. A tale of loss and redemption, of a family torn In an alternate Victorian England, young Arthur and his sister Myrtle are residents of Larklight, a floating house in one of Her Majesty’s outer Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez Eleven-year-old Tyler’s family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek forms A Room On Lorelei by Mary Pearson a partnership with Deryn, who is disguised as a boy to join the British Air To escape a miserable existence taking care of her alcoholic mother, Service and fly genetically-engineered animals. seventeen-year-old Zoe rents a room from an eccentric woman, but her earnings as a waitress after school are minimal and she fights to survive.
After driving while drunk, Ted York no longer has a basketball *Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks scholarship. When a stranger offers him full tuition if he’ll keep an eye on Dropout and drug addict, the fourteen-year-old narrator becomes a a bulimic freshman for her billionaire father, the teen accepts the deal. homeless mall rat. He takes refuge in an abandoned school bus with an illegal alien from Jamaica called I-Man. Advanced.
Short stories. Set in small town BC and Ontario. Musings on human struggles, death the connecting link between the stories.
Adrift by Steve Callahan In this true-life adventure, Callahan survives 76 days on the Atlantic in a Seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe blames himself for the accidental death of his older brother.
Alex and Me by Irene Pepperberg How a Scientist and a parrot discovered a hidden world of animal The Scorpio Race, by Maggie Stiefvater Intelligence—and formed a deep bond in the process.
Maggie turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff—with more than just their lives at stake Based on story of 32 rugby players who survived a plane crash and spent 70 grueling days in the Andes.
Secret Life of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend Amusing diary of a young English boy. Mr. William’s pick.
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy *The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd A coming of age of a young woman in the early 1960s, set against a The Assist: Hoops, Hope and the Game of Their Lives by Neil Swidey *The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon In post-World War II Barcelona, young Daniel is taken to the Cemetery The Boys of Winter: The untold Story of a Coach, A Dream, and the 1980 of Forgotten Books, a massive sanctuary where books are guarded from U.S. Olympic Hockey Team by Wayne Coffey oblivion. Intriguing adventure. Ms. Crossley’s pick.
Chronicles: Volume I by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan shares his personal recollections of his life and career.
Coming of age story set in BC’s Chilcotin. Two teenagers searching for their mother learn that you never really know the people you love.
Schiff’s lucid, engaging biography makes us realize how little we know of Story of an independent woman who moves to England from Jamaica. The Concubine’s Children by Denise Chong A granddaughter writes about her grandmother’s life in China and BC.
Swallowing Stones by Joyce MacDonald When seventeen-year-old Michael discovers that he has accidentally Crazy Horse became the greatest of all Sioux warriors by defeating killed the father of a schoolmate, he wrestles with his own guilt until he Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
can no longer keep his terrible secret.
Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You by Misha Glenny British writer Glenny’s history of how cyber-crime went from the domain Sam dies in a climbing accident and his twin sister lives to tell about it. A of lone-wolf hackers to a highly organized criminal underworld.
gritty story about the death of a sibling, and how one girl copes with her Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood In this book, Alexandra Fuller looks back, with affection and humor, at With stories within stories, Safia tells stories to servant Lalit about a young unwilling bride in need of rescue. Driven from Within by Michael Jordan Michael Jordan makes it clear that the basis for his phenomenal success Jamie has a pill problem. It started innocently enough with a track injury. came from the inside out, thanks in part to those who guided him along Various Positions by Martha Schabas Encounters with Moe Norman, Golf’s Most Mysterious Golf Genius Goes inside the world of ballet to explore the idea of boundaries of all Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho by Jon Katz Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor Two teenage computer geeks leave their small hometown to seek their Twelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her troubled mother go The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jennette Walls Compelling memoir about making it on your own when your parents are *Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen A gritty, atmospheric, gripping tale of star-crossed lovers, set in the The Good, The Bad, and The Barbie: A Doll’s History and Her Impact on Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley A Good, Good Pig by Sy Montgomery Cullen Witter is a suspicious, sarcastic seventeen-year-old who works at The story of Hogwood, a pot bellied pig. For animal lovers.
a gas station, fills his journal with the titles of books he might write and hopes to someday leave his hometown of Lily.
The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit and Desire by Tom Zoellner An exploration of the workings of the diamond industry full of intrigue. 600-plus pages of romance, harrowing exploits, cinematic backdrops, cliff-hangers, and plot twists. London, 1914. Advanced.
Hitler Youth: Growing Up In Hitler’s Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti Uses primary sources to examine the Hitler youth group.
The Wolf by Steven Herrick Sixteen-year-old Lucy, living in the shadow of her violent father, experiences a night of revelation as she and her fifteen-year-old The dramatic and chilling story of an Ebola virus outbreak, with neighbour, Jake, search for a legendary wolf in the Australian outback.
descriptions of frightening historical epidemics of rare and lethal viruses. Mr. Calderwood’s pick for Biology.
The Human Brain Book : An Illustrated Guide to its Structure , Function , Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You by Elizabeth Crawford Eight-year old Jeanne struggles to overcome her family’s slaughter If I Knew, Don’t You Think I’d Tell You? by Jann Arden The journals of recording artist Jann Arden.
Postcards From France by Megan McNeill Libby In Code: A Mathematical Journey by Sarah Flannery A delightfully irresistible, charming account of a young girl’s year abroad.
One teenager’s discoveries in the science of cryptography dramatically Pretty Good for a Girl: Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester A tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English Whose idea was it? The human stories and faces behind American scientific and technological innovations and achievements.
Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Invisible Enemies by Jeanette Farrell A fascinating chronicle of the facts, superstitions and social conditions The history of women in aviation and as astronauts is revealed in this surrounding seven diseases that have literally changed the course of Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi In Your Face: The Beauty of Culture and You by Shari Graydon This is the memoir of a remarkable teacher in the Islamic Republic of In an upbeat, casual style, Graydon looks closely at the concept of Iran, who secretly read banned classic works of literature to seven of her beauty, never denying the difficulties of resisting current trends as she exposes the “sneaky strategies” behind media hype.
Reach for the Sky by Paul Brickhill John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth by Elizabeth Partridge The story of Douglas Bader who, after losing both his legs in an air crash, became one of the great heroes of the Battle of Britain.
This intriguing little gem explores that many facets of pi. Katie.com: My Story by Katherine Tarbox A funny and vivid account of America’s early space program for the first The true story of a young woman who begins an online friendship with a man who is not what he claims to be, and how she fights back. Rocket Boys: A Memoir by Homer H. Hickham Against overwhelming odds and with little knowledge of rocket science, Carr records her travels to native villages on coastal BC.
Hickham and his high school buddies win the National Science Award for rocketry.
Last Breath: Cautionary Tales from the Limits of Human Endurance by Peter Stark Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje Whether the danger is hypothermia, mountain sickness, or cerebral Travelogue meets family memoir. Exploration of the fallibility of oral family malaria, this blend of adventure and science takes you to the absolute Say It Loud! The Story of Rap Music by Maurice K. Jones From a village in West Africa to a street in Brooklyn, to MTV, rappers A child soldier in Africa recounts his life experiences.
Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson This is the bestselling autobiography of iconic entrepreneur Sir Richard A racehorse that every one had given up on became not only a winner Branson, featuring his take on his latest business ventures, personal but also a great hero of the Depression years.
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson A renowned travel writer brings complex scientific concepts to life by Take a 27,000-mile voyage in the sailboat Varune with Tania Aebi, who describing how the universe and life as we know it came to be. Amusing. Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the A book about a family’s love for a naughty dog. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris Steve Nash: Making of an MVP by Jeff Rudd Stitches: A Memoir by Steve Small Men of Salt: Crossing the Sahara on the Caravan of White Gold A terrific read by a graphic novelist who became mute at the age of 14.
Terrible Hours: The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in A travel log of the author’s trip from Timbuktu, Mali to Taoudenni, Mali Chronicles the true story of American sailors trapped aboard a submarine just prior to World War II.
Lewis examines how in 2002 the Oakland Athletics achieved a spectacular winning record while having the smallest player payroll of Published for the 25th anniversary of his remarkable run, this book Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made They Fight Like Soldiers They Die Like Children by Romeo D’Allaire Reflections on child soldiers in general and Canada’s foreign policy as it The story of one of basketball’s greatest stars.
The history of a true artist and Prima Ballerina by 16.
Amazing account of the author’s near death experience in the Andes Mountains. Mr. Lidstone’s pick.
Touch the Dragon by Karen Connelly Connelly writes about her experiences and feelings while an exchange student for one year in Thailand.
Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback by Robyn Davidson A brilliantly written account of a young woman’s odyssey through the deserts of Australia.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand A World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption: an Olympic runner spends 47 days on a raft on the open ocean, after his plane is bombed.
Under an Afghan Sky: A Memoir of Captivity by Melissa Fung Memoir of her 28 days held captive by insurgents in Afghanistan.
Vincent Van Gogh by Jan GreenVoyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the World’s Last Dinosaur by Carl Safina This book is Safina’s personal journal of the migration of the leatherback, loggerhead, and green turtles. Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’Brien A young compassionate biologist adopts a baby barn owl, and the relationship lasts for 2 decades.
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet by Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon

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