Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, is almost here, so I thought I would share what books teens read this summer. For our Summer Reading Program, teens read five books in order to be entered into a prize drawing. The most read book was, unsurprisingly, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. The book was already wildly popular, but the film adaptation starring Shailene Woodley, which came in June, put it over the top. If you haven’t read it yet, we’ve finally made it through the massive hold list and there are copies on the shelf as I type this. The second most read book was Divergent by Veronica Roth. Divergent also had a recent film adaptation (now available on DVD), which also starred Shailene Woodley (busy girl).
The Hunger Games was the third most read book, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was still going strong in 4th. I think a lot of teens (and adults) make a point of re-reading Harry Potter during the summer. Other stand out titles were Insurgent by Veronica Roth, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs.
What did you read this summer?