Battle of the Books


Want to learn more about Battle of the Books?

Middle School:  Join here!  Meetings are Wednesdays at 12 PM.
High School:  Join here!  Meetings are Wednesdays at 11 AM.

(When you click the link it will say “Enroll in course,” but don’t worry – there are no grades or assignments!  Only lively discussions and friendly competition, and you can drop the course with a single button if you decide Battle of the Books isn’t right for you… but we do hope you’ll stay!)

This year’s middle and high school titles are listed below.  (The entire K-12 list is available here if you are curious about elementary title selections.)

Print books are available via curbside pickup, or you can use Sora or Hoopla to borrow a digital copy.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to see options for individual titles.

2020 – 2021 Title List

Middle School:

Blended by Sharon M. Draper
Class Action by Steven B. Frank
Guest – A Changeling Tale by Mary Downing Hahn
Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
It Wasn’t Me by Dana Alison Levy
Leaving Protection by Will Hobbs
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Vine Basket by Josanne LaValley

Alternate:  Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan
Alternate:  So B. It:  A Novel by Sarah Weeks
Alternate:  Spelled by Betsy Schow
Alternate:  Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
Alternate:  Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden

High School:

Almost American Girl:  An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Hooper by Geoff Herbach
I am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
Sanctuary by Caryn Lix
Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Vincent and Theo:  the Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

Alternate: American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
Alternate: Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
Alternate: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Alternate:  Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Alternate: Who Killed Christopher Goodman by Allan Wolf