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January 26

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley · Harper Perennial
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring "masterpiece ... one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" (Wall Street Journal) must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit in the face of our "brave new world"


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February 23

Looking For Alaska

John Green · Dutton Books
Pages: 221
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 international bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times bestseller


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March 23

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess · W.W. Norton
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Great Music, it said, and Great Poetry would like quieten Modern Youth down and make Modern Youth more Civilized. Civilized my syphilised yarbles.

A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future,...
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April 27

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon · Vintage
Pages: 226
Format: Paperback

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.This improbable story of Christophers...
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May 25

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote · Vintage
Pages: 343
Format: Paperback

National Bestseller

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.


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June 29


Alex Gino · Scholastic Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY...
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July 27

This One Summer

Mariko Tamaki · First Second
Pages: 317
Format: Paperback

A New York Times bestseller
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An Eisner Award Winner

Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too,...

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August 31

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison · Plume

The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove--a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others--who prays for her eyes...
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September 28

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas · Balzer & Bray
Format: Paperback

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands...

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October 26

The Shining

Stephen King · Anchor
Pages: 688
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic...
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November 30

Cat's Cradle

Kurt Vonnegut · Caedmon; Unabridged edition
Format: Audio CD

Cat's Cradle is Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist; a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer; and a vision of the future that is at once blackly...
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