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Community Summer Reading 2024


Oregon Reader's Choice Awards

"The Oregon Reader's Choice Award was founded in 2010.  The award is intended to be a fun and exciting way for Oregon youth in grades 3-12 to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers.  During the course of the school year, Oregon students choose their favorite book in a real-life democratic process."

Past Nominees

Nominees for each year. Winners highlighted in yellow. Books with an asterisk (*) have been on previous CCHS Summer Reading Lists.


Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide
The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Incredible Doom by Matthew Bogart
In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo


Almost American Girl by Robin Ha [Note:  this title is the 9th-grade Common Read for 2024]
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson


Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai*
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki with illustrations by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Lovely War by Julie Berry
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay*
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo


Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler by John Hendrix
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo


The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater*
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu*
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera


The Reader by Traci Chee
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner


The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely*
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Jackaby by William Ritter


The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Boys in the Boat:Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
The Living by Matt de la Pena
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Reality Boy by A.S. King
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman


Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
For the Win by Cory Doctorow
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan


Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes
The Maze Runner by James Dashner (winner)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
The Monstrumologist by Richard Yancey


Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (winner)
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Paper Towns by John Green
Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson