Hunger Games- Suzzane Collins--I've only been through the first two books so far, but WOW! this is a great series. It is the story of a futuristic society that every year sends a boy and girl to a televised championship where only one person can survive. Talk about reality TV!
The Other Wes Moore-
One for the Money- The first in the Stephanie Plum series: a fun read about a woman who becomes a bounty hunter. She is definitely not cut out for the job and gets herself into more trouble than she solves usually. Okay, I've read all 19 in this series since Christmas (April 2), and I can't wait for number 20, but it is vapid and just for fun :)
Twilight-Stephanie Meyer (So much better than the movie!!!)--When Isabella moved to Forks, it seemed like a normal, if dreary and boring, little town, but looks can be deceiving. When she sees the very beautiful Cullen family at school and is unlucky enough to have to sit by the youngest boy in science class, things only get stranger. Why does he respond so hatefully to her? And why do the Cullens disappear whenever the sun peaks through the dreary sky? And ...okay truth be told, I love that the author gives credit for her creativity to the band Muse :)
Or maybe you would rather hear Edward's side of the story Midnight Son coming soon-HEY! What about Jacob's side? TEAM JACOB!!!!
Life is So Good-George Dawson-- George is a man (from DFW) who was born the grandson of newly freed slaves. He grew up in the time of segregation and wrote this book at the age of 101. He is amazing!!! He learned how to read at 98 and says it is never to late to learn. This is a great book about seeing life for the beautiful things.
Seedfolk- Paul Fleischman--What happens in an inner city housing development when one young girl plants a flower in the filthy empty lot outside her window? You'll be surprised at the affect it has on her neighborhood.
Les Miserable- Victor Hugo--An incredible story about a man, given ten years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread, whose life is changed when someone gives him an unexpected gift. Set during the French Revolution.