Bloomington High School South Library

Bloomington High School South

Reading Lists

Animals We Love

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on June 21, 2019

Stories rich with dogs, cat, horses and other animals we love. Be careful many of these will make you cry.

AP Language and Composition (Summer Reading)

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on November 8, 2018

AP Language and Composition. These authors are on the list for approved reading.

Books Written In Verse

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 21, 2020

Young Adult books written in verse.

Christmas Stories

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on December 5, 2018

Christmas stories

Contemporary and Romance Series

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on November 16, 2018

Young adult contemporary fiction is a teen category set in a contemporary, realistic setting. No magic or demons. It is often written in the first person point of view, and is marked by the emotional, evocative voice of young adult books. The books listed are the first book in the series.

Dystopian Series

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 8, 2020

The dystopia is a society in a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian, as characterized in books like Brave New World and 1984. Dystopian societies feature different kinds of repressive social control systems and various forms of active and passive coercion, often imagined as police states, with unlimited power over the citizens. Dystopias are often set in the future and involve technological innovations not accessible in actual present reality.

Fairy Tales Retold

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 8, 2020

From Cinderella to Beauty and the Beast.....Fairy Tales retold with a modern twist!

Fantasy Series

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 8, 2020

If you like reading about wizards, dragons, kings, faeries, and magic these books are for you.

Grab a kleenex!

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on August 9, 2019

Sometimes you just need a good cry. Here is a list of sad books. If you read a tear jerker that is not on this list let me know!!

Historical Fiction

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on February 18, 2020

Novels in which a story is made up but is set in the past and sometimes borrows true characteristics of the time period in which it is set.

Holocaust and WWII Fiction

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 8, 2020

Novels that take place during WWII and the Holocaust.

Horror

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on December 3, 2019

Scary Stories which are intended to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. And a few milder ghost stories thrown in.

Laugh Out Loud

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on October 24, 2019

Books that make you laugh.

LGBTQ

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 16, 2020

This collection of novels, memoirs, short stories, and more features LGBTQ individuals living their lives in a variety of different circumstances. If you are looking for characters you can relate to because they share your identity or inspiring stories of real-life people smashing through barriers of oppression, check some of these books out!

Literary Journalism

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on December 7, 2015

These are some titles that are considered to be a form of Literary Journalism.

Memoirs

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 23, 2020

A collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private that took place in the authors life. The assertions made in the work are understood to be factual. These memoirs listed can all be found in the library.

Mental Illness/Disorder

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 8, 2020

The books in this list have characters that are struggling with some sort of mental illness or disorder.

Mysteries/Thrillers

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 17, 2020

Usually involving a mysterious death or a crime to be solved. Exciting plot usually involving a crime.

Paranormal Series

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 17, 2018

These books lead you into the world of witches, vampires, ghosts, and the undead. Included in this list is the first book in a paranormal series or trilogy.

Play Ball!

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 8, 2020

Books involving stories about football, baseball, soccer or other sports.

Rich In Color

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 16, 2020

Everyone deserves to see themselves in books. I was inspired by an 11 year old girl, Marly Dias, who was frustrated about only being given unrelatable books to read at school. She set and reached her goal of finding 1,000 black girl books  after starting the campaign #1000blackgirlbooks.
SO in this list you will find books where the main character is a person of color. They include books with Asian, Black, Hispanic, Indian, and other ethnicities.

Science Fiction

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on December 3, 2019

If you like science fiction then these books are for you. Time travel is also included. The books listed are the first book in the series or stand alone books.

Special Needs and Disabilities

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on October 17, 2019

The books include characters who are either dealing with a disability themselves or have a friend or sibling with a disability. They are either physical or mental/emotional disabilities.

Survival Stories

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on January 15, 2019

These books all have one thing in common. The young individuals in these books must find a way to survive under the difficult and often life threatening challenges of nature.

Westerns

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on September 27, 2019

Westerns take place in the untamed frontier, an open landscape of mountain ranges, rugged lands and vast plains.Cowboys are the main characters with the Western genre.

You Tube Personalities

Posted by JOANNA HAHN on February 10, 2020

Advice and humor from some of the people who have gained fame from You Tube.