Howard County Library
Books for the Beast 2009

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Are your students wild readers? Get them involved with Books for the Beast.

Books for the Beast is a bi-annual reading conference, and a unique opportunity for adults and teens to discuss great young adult reads. This year’s conference is on Saturday, October 24 at 9:00 am at Roland Park Country School. Teen readers must register, but are welcome at no charge.

Can’t make it? Stop by Howard County Library to check out the books on the list!

Fantasy/Science Fiction

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Eternal Smile: Three Stories by Gene Yang

Historical Fiction

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing (vol. 1: The Pox Party) by M.T. Anderson

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Hattie Big Sky by Larson Kirby

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

Thoreau at Walden by John Porcellino



The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Samurai Shortstop by Alan Gratz

What They Found: Love on 145th Street by Walter Dean Myers

The Arrival by Shaun Tan



The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

The Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet by Richard Appignanesi

Real Life

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Dramarama by E. Lockhart

Alabama Moon by Key Watt

After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

Skim by Mariko Tamaki


Marked: A House of the Night Novel by P.C. Cast

The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural by Deborah Noyes (ed.)

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Wake by Lisa McMann

Life Sucks by Jessica Abel

Amy Stephens – Howard County Library Glenwood Branch

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