Something to Read While You´re Waiting for the Games

The Hunger Games are coming! Or is coming. The movie, I mean. And here are some books inspired by the book and the movie.

A Hunger Games cookbook? Is that a good idea?

No matter. Enjoy this feast.

 

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy

 

 

 

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series

 

 

 

The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois Gresh

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

 

 

 

The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan

 

 

 

 

 

    

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide

 

 

 

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide by Emily Seife

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

Stars in the Arena: Meet the Hotties of the Hunger Games

 

 

 

Stars in the Arena: Meet the Hotties of the Hunger Games by Mel Williams

 

 

 

 

 

    

Beyond District 12: The Stars of the Hunger Games

 

 

 

Beyond District 12: The Stars of the Hunger Games by Clarissa Shields

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Guide to the Games: The World of the Hunger Games

 

 

 

Guide to the Games: The World of the Hunger Games by Stephanie Carkson

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook

 

 

 

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines

 

 

 

 

 

     

The World of the Hunger Games

 

 

 

The World of the Hunger Games by Kate Egan

Teens Top Ten

Have you ever wanted to know what the top teen book is? YALSA`s Teen Top Ten contest is the place to go to nominate your favorite teen book and see what is most popular. To see the nominations and vote for your favorite go to the Teen Top Ten site between August 24th and September 18th to vote. The winners will be announced in a live webcast during Teen Read Week, which is October 18th-24th.

There are some great books on the list! Do you like vampires? If you do check out Untamed by P.C. and Kristen Cast, a mother-daughter writing team. If you’re looking for something that is a little more realistic, but still has some adventure check out Paper Towns by John Green. There are also classic favorites like Breaking Dawn and The Hunger Games on the list.

Tell your friends and vote yourself because the more people that vote the more accurate the winner will be. You can find all these books at your local library branch. Although many of them are hot items that you might have to request.

The nominees with their IMCPL call numbers are:

Graceling

Graceling by Kristin Cashore TEEN FIC CAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untamed

Untamed by Kristen and P.C. Cast TEEN FIC CAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Ashes

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare TEEN FIC CLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins TEEN FIC COL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Truancy

Truancy by Fukui Isama TEEN FIC FUK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Truancy: Origins

Truancy: Origins by Fukui Isama TEEN FIC FUK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman jFIC GAI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Towns

Paper Towns by John Green TEEN FIC GRE

 

 

 

 

 

Runemarks

Runemarks by Joanne Harris TEEN FIC HAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identical

Identical by Ellen Hopkins TEEN FIC HOP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart TEEN FIC LOC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daughter of the Flames

Daughter of the Flames by Zoë Marriott TEEN FIC MAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wake

Wake by Lisa McMann TEEN FIC MCM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer TEEN FIC MEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bloodline

Bloodline by Katy Moran TEEN FIC MOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness TEEN FIC NES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evermore

Evermore by Alyson Noël TEEN FIC NOE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geek Charming

Geek Charming by Robin Palmer TEEN FIC PAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melting Stones

Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce jFIC PIE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living Dead Girl

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott TEEN FIC SCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eternal

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith TEEN FIC SMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flygirl

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith TEEN FIC SMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wherever Nina Lies

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten TEEN FIC WEI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impossible

Impossible by Nancy Werlin TEEN FIC WER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absolutely Maybe

Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee TEEN FIC YEE

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger GamesKatniss Everdeen lives in a world far different from our own. The Capitol City, ringed by 12 districts, demands two tributes every year to compete in The Hunger Games. A boy and a girl from each district are taken to the capitol to compete in the ultimate reality TV show – survival of the fittest, a literal fight to the death. A show where you not only have to survive, you have to impress your sponsors to get needed supplies. The last one left standing is the winner. Sixteen year old Katniss volunteers for the horrors of The Hunger Games when her 12 year old sister’s name is drawn, and she can’t bear to let Prim compete. She and Peeta, her fellow District 12 tribute, travel to the capitol, and see first hand the luxury those in the capitol live in, compared to the crushing poverty of their own district. Katniss struggles, not only with the situation at hand, but with her own feelings, fears, and the reality that, with all the performing for the cameras, she’s not sure who she really is. The Hunger Games is fascinating, involving, and hard to put down. The book has been optioned for a movie.