Tayshas Reading Lists

2015 TAYSHAS List

Reading List (pdf)  Annotated  List (pdf)

Top Ten Flier (pdf) Resources (pdf)


2016 TAYSHAS List

Reading List (pdf) Annotated List (pdf) Top Ten Flier (pdf) Resources (pdf)

 ** Designates TAYSHAS Top Ten Books** : The top ten books were selected by the committee from the titles receiving a unanimous vote in the initial voting process.

Author Title
Ahdieh, Renee
The Wrath and the Dawn
Alameda, Courtney
Shutter
Albertalli, Becky
Simon vs. the Home Sapiens Agenda
Almond, David
The Tightrope Walkers
Anderson, M. T.
**Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad**
Andrews, Arin
**Some Assembly Required**
Arnold, David
Mosquitoland
Banash, Jennifer
Silent Alarm
Beaufrand, Mary Jane
The Rise and Fall of the Gallivanters
Betts, A. J.
Zac & Mia
Blumenthal, Karen
Tommy: The Gun that Changed America
Brockenbrough, Martha
**The Game of Love and Death**
Brooks, Kevin
**The Bunker Diary**
Burcaw, Shane
Laughing at My Nightmare
Chupeco, Rin
Girl from the Well
Crowe, Chris
Death Coming Up the Hill
Davis, Joshua
Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot and the Battle for the American Dream
Demetrios, Heather
I'll Meet You There
Dunkle, Elena & Clare
Elena Vanishing
Easton, T. S.
Boys Don't Knit (in Public)
Fleming, Candace
The Family Romanov
Foley, Jessie Ann
The Carnival at Bray
Frank, E. R.
**Dime**
Gardner, Scot The Dead I Know
Griffin, Adele
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
Johansson, J. R.
Cut Me Free
Johnston, E. K.
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim
Kephart, Beth
One Thing Stolen
King, A. S.
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
Knowles, Jo
Read Between the Lines
Kurti, Richard
Monkey Wars
Lake, Nick
There will Be Lies
LaMarche, Una
Like No Other
Larbalestier, Justine
Razorhurst
Lee, Fonda
Zeroboxer
Maas, Sarah A Court of Thorns and Roses
Magoon, Kekla
How It Went Down
Metcalfe, Stephen
The Tragic Age
Murphy, Julie **Dumplin'**
Niven, Jennifer
**All the Bright Places**
Oakes, Stephanie
**The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly**
Older, Daniel
Shadowshaper
Parsons, Ash Still Waters
Pérez, Ashley Hope
**Out of Darkness**
Perkins, Stephanie
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
Quintero, Isabel
**Gabi, a Girl in Pieces**
Rabb, Margo
Kissing in America
Reynolds, Jason
The Boy in the Black Suit
Ruby, Laura
Bone Gap
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos
Marina
Schmidt, Jason
A List of Things that Didn't Kill Me
Shabazz, Ilyasah & Kekla Magoon
X: A Novel
Shusterman, Neal
Challenger Deep
Suma, Nova Ren
The Walls Around Us
Summers, Courtney
All the Rage
Sundquist, Josh
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story
Tahir, Saba
An Ember in the Ashes
Tucholke, April Genevieve Slasher Girls & Monster Boys
Westerfeld, Scott Afterworlds
Williams, Michael Diamond Boy
Wood, Fiona Wildlife
Yoon, Nicola Everything Everything

 

'TAYSHAS' takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning "friends or allies." Written texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches.


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Tayshas Committee

The object of the Tayshas project is to motivate young adults to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas. The Tayshas High School Reading List Committee coordinates activities associated with the Tayshas program, a reading incentive program designed for young adults in Texas, grades 9-12, who are encouraged to read books for pleasure from a selected reading list prepared by the Tayshas Committee. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Click here for complete information on Tayshas policies and procedures

Chair
Amelia Lewis
(2017-2019)

amelia_lewis@roundrockisd.org
McNeil High School 
Round Rock ISD    

Administrative Assistant
Susan Schilling
(2015-2018)

Susan.Schilling@humble.k12.tx.us
Kingwood High School

Humble ISD

Mary Ann Johnson
(2014-2017)
Abbott ISD

Sherry Thompson
(2014-2017)

Flower Mound High School
Lewisville ISD
Lori Arterburn
(2014-2017)
Monterey High School

Lubbock ISD 
Dendy Farrar
(2015-2018)
J. Frank Dobie High School 
Houston

Valerie Tagoe
(2015-2018)
Woodrow Wilson High School
Dallas ISD

Diana Stephens
(2016-2019)
Union Bower Learning Center 
Irving ISD
 Kim Herrington
(2016-2019)
Turner College and Career High School
Pearland ISD
Elizabeth Hoff
(2016-2019)
Bulverde and Sprig Branch Library

'TAYSHAS' takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning "friends or allies." Written texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches.


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'TAYSHAS' takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning "friends or allies." Written texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches.

 

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Created on Jul 30, 2010 | Last updated May 02, 2016