Check It Out Category: Winter Reading Programs

Teen Winter Reading: Trending on #BookTok

Winter Reading is in full swing for adults and teens! Anything you read, including books, graphic novels, or even audiobooks can be logged from January 1 – February 28 via Beanstack. Visit mppl.org/winterreading to sign up or to log your books today.

What books have everyone talking on #BookTok? Click on our curated list to see what’s trending now.

Winter Reading: Reading is Sweet! Adults and Teens (Grades 6 through 12): January 1 through February 28
 
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Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

After unleashing forbidden magic, being banished by her stepmother and unable to speak or her brothers will die, Shiori’anma must find a way to save them with the help of a paper bird, a mercurial dragon and the very boy she fought so hard not to marry.

High fantasy / Romantic / Suspenseful

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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

Science fiction / Escalating suspense / Heart wrenching

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The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why — or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch — and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.

Mystery / Fast-paced / Twists and turns

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Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman

Charlie and Nick are at the same school, but they’ve never met until one day when they’re made to sit together. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realized.

Graphic novel / Romance / Likable characters

Winter Reading Suggestions: Winter Thrillers

Winter Reading: Reading is Sweet! Adults and Teens (Grades 6 through 12): January 1 through February 28
 

Winter Reading is in full swing for adults and teens! Anything you read, including books, graphic novels, or even audiobooks can be logged from January 1 – February 28 via Beanstack. Visit mppl.org/winterreading to sign up or to log your books today.

Looking for a snowy, cold setting perfect for thrills and chills? Below we’ve put together some of our favorite winter thrillers. Click for a full list of options to keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. You’ll earn a prize ticket for Winter Reading in no time!

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These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall

Mickie Lambert creates “digital scrapbooks” for clients, ensuring that precious souvenirs aren’t forgotten or lost. When her latest client, Nadia Denham, dies from an apparent suicide, Mickie honors the old woman’s last wish and begins curating her peculiar objets d’art. Mickie has been receiving threatening messages to leave Nadia’s past alone. Discovering the truth means crossing paths with a long-dormant serial killer and navigating the secrets of a sinister past.

Surprise-filled / Clever plot / Lively dialogue

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The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Accompanying family members to an isolated Swiss Alps hotel to recuperate from a traumatizing case, a woman detective uncovers the fates of long-ago tuberculosis patients who went missing from the property years earlier when it operated as a sanatorium.

Vivid setting / Chilling / Grisly

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One by One by Ruth Ware

When an offsite company retreat is upended by an avalanche that strands them in a remote mountain chalet, eight coworkers are forced to set aside their corporate rankings and mutual distrust in order to survive.

Adrenaline-fueled / Suspenseful / Intensifying

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No Exit by Taylor Adams

Trapped at a Colorado rest stop with four strangers during a snowstorm, Darby Thomas must figure out which of them kidnapped the girl locked in a crate in the van parked next to Darby’s car.

Page-turner / Relatable heroine / Suspenseful action

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The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal

Contacted by the desperate adoptive parents of the child she gave up 15 years earlier, Nora teams up with her mutt companion and embarks on a search through the streets of Vancouver only become enmeshed in a puzzling conspiracy.

Dryly witty / Violent / Thought-provoking