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Staff Picks

book jacket for Crazy EnoughCrazy Enough by Storm Large

The popular indie rock performer describes her battle against the hereditary mental illness that decimated her mother's health and prompted the author to engage in a self-destructive downward spiral before discovering her musical talent.

(Memoir; Life Experiences)


book jacket of IncarceronIncarceron  by Catherine Fisher

In Incarceron, a vast intelligent city-prison sealed off from the outside world and hidden from everybody except the Warden, two young people, Cynthia, the Warden's daughter who is trying to escape an arranged marriage, and Finn, a young prisoner who cannot remember his childhood, join forces to attempt to escape.
(Dystopia, Science Fiction)


 

book jacket for Hunger GamesDid  The Hunger Games leave you ready for more action?  Be sure to read the next two books in the trilogy:   Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
(Action, Science Fiction)

 

 


book jacket of The Fault in Our StartsThe Fault in Our Stars  by John Green

Hazel,a 16-year old girl with stage IV thyroid cancer. To help her deal with her clinical depression, her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets "hottie" Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor. Irreverent, raw, and unforgettable.
(Life experiences)

 


book jacket of The Blind SideThe Blind Side; Evolution of a Game, by Michael Lewis

Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL. (Sports, Memoir)

 


book jacket of MatchedMatched by Allyson Condie

All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, and most importantly to Cassia, whom to marry. But if she is Matched to Xander, why is she thinking about Ky? (Romance, Science Fiction)

 


book jacket for PushPush, by Sapphire (basis for the movie Precious)

A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, hope appears when a courageous young teacher bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read. (Overcoming Adversity, Books Made into Movies)

 

Books to Check Out!

These lists include books recommended by students, staff, faculty, and librarians.  There's something for everyone here - if you don't find a book you want to read, talk to any PCC librarian for more suggestions!

Choose a topic that looks interesting, then click on the link for your Reading class to see a list of recommended books.

Action, Adventure, True Crime
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
Dystopia
(worlds gone bad, like 1984 and Hunger Games)
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
Fantasy
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
History, Historical Fiction
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
Humorous
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
LGBTQ
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
Life Experiences
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
Memoir (true life stories)
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
Movies (books made into movies)
    RD 80 and 90
    RD 115
Multicultural
     African American
          RD 80 and 90
          RD 115
     Asian American
          RD 80 and 90
          RD 115
     Hispanic American
          RD 80 and 90
          RD 115
     International
          RD 80 and 90
          RD 115
     Native American
          RD 80 and 90
          RD 115
Mystery
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
Nonfiction
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
Romance 
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
Science Fiction
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
Sports
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
Street Lit
     RD 80 and 90
Uplifting and Overcoming Adversity
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115
War and Veterans
     RD 80 and 90
     RD 115

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Last Update: 17 Oct 12:03 | Tagged with: reading enjoyment comprehension thinking