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Jan 2016
Dumplin'
by Julie Murphy


Sep 2015
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs


Jul 2015
An Ember in the Ashes
by Sabaa Tahir


May 2015
Paper Towns
by John Green


Apr 2015
Vanishing Girls
by Lauren Oliver


Mar 2015
I'll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson


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Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Dumplin'
By Julie Murphy

For fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell comes this powerful novel with the most fearless heroine—self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson—from Julie Murphy, the acclaimed author of Side Effects May Vary. With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin' is guaranteed to steal your heart.

Dubbed "Dumplin'" by her former beauty queen mom, Willowdean has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American-beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy's, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn't surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she'll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

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Past Read Me's

Jan 2016 - Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
Sep 2015 - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Jul 2015 - An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
May 2015 - Paper Towns by John Green
Apr 2015 - Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Mar 2015 - I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Jun 2014 - Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
May 2014 - Gilded by Christina Farley
Apr 2014 - Origin by Jessica Khoury
Dec 2013 - Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Oct 2013 - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Aug 2013 - The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
Jun 2013 - Scarlet by Melissa Meyer
May 2013 - The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Mar 2013 - Unlocked by Ryan Van Cleave
Jul 2012 - Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers
Jul 2012 - City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Apr 2012 - Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Mar 2012 - The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates
Jan 2012 - Dark Territory by J. Gabriel Gates and Charlene Keel
Dec 2011 - The Margrave by Catherine Fisher
Nov 2011 - The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates
Oct 2011 - Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
Sep 2011 - City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Aug 2011 - Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster
Jul 2011 - Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Jun 2011 - Viola in the spotlight by Adriana Trigiana
Apr 2011 - The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Jinks, Catherine.
Mar 2011 - Leapholes by James Grippando
Dec 2010 - Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Nov 2010 - ReVamped by Lucienne Diver
Sep 2010 - Wish I might: from the life of Willa Havisham by Coleen Paratore
Aug 2010 - Max: a Maximum Ride novel by James Patterson
Jul 2010 - As easy as falling off the face of the earth by Lynne Rae Perkins
Jun 2010 - Peace, love, & baby ducks by Lauren Myracle
May 2010 - Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Apr 2010 - Steel Trapp: The Academy by Ridley Pearson
Mar 2010 - Heist Society by Ally Carter
Feb 2010 - Living on Impulse by Cara Haycak
Jan 2010 - Lady McBeth's Daughter by Lisa Klein
Dec 2009 - Percy Jackson & The Olympians Series by Rick Riodan
Nov 2009 - Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Oct 2009 - Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Sep 2009 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Aug 2009 - Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Jun 2009 - The Sorceress by Michael Scott
Sep 2008 - Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer