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13 Books to Read Under Your Desk This Year

You may not be able to control what’s on your required reading list, but no one said anything about not having two! Add some serious color to your fall semester with these YA books that won’t be on the final but DO deserve their own highly relevant classes:


The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

Course title – Fairytales and Retellings You Might Feel Guilty For Liking Better Than the Original 101


A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes

Course title – Bridging the Dangerous Gap: When Fantasy and Reality Collide


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Course title – Oppressive Empires Scarier Than What You Just Took a Quiz on in World History Because This Time They Have Magic


Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Course title – Trust Issues: A Study on Narrators Who Mess With Your Mind and Why It’s Frightening Because Revenge Is Involved


Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Course title – How to Fall for the Right Guy, Finally

*Pizza will be served frequently to engage further with the text


The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Course title – Course or Coincidence? When Dark Family Secrets Start Getting Supernatural

*Please wear a helmet and bring bandaids to class.


The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Course title – A History of Why the Good Decision Isn’t Always the Right One and Opposites Frequently Attract and Please Just Get Together Already I’m Shipping You Like Fedex RN


Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

Course title – The Consequences of Getting Left Behind During an Impending 14 Years of Night

*Flashlights will be provided


Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Course title – A Theory of Missing Persons Investigations and Why It’s Better When They’re Hilarious


Soundless by Richelle Mead

Course title – Ridin’ Solo: Natural Consequences When You Are the Only One in Your Society Who Can Hear Noise


The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove

Course title – The Great Disruption of 1799, When Each Continent Was Flung Into a Different Time Period


Mosquitoland by David Arnold



The Mickey Bolitar Series by Harlan Coben

Course title – How to Bust Conspiracies, Avoid Near-Death Situations, and Save People on Top of Your Other Extracurriculars




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