MVMS Summer Reading 2020

Here are the summer reading 2020 titles accessible through Overdrive/Libby and hoopla with your library card. You can find the original list and requirements on the MVMS website here.

  • A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher
  • Village of Scoundrels by Margi Preus
  • Free Lunch by Rex Ogle
    • Accessible as an Overdrive ebook 
  • Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds
  • Golden Arm by Carl Deuker
  • The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais
  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Line Tender by Kate Allen
  • Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu
    • Accessible as an Overdrive ebook

You can also check out the MHS Summer Reading List ebook titles here.

Starting on Monday, July 6th, you can also reserve physical copies of items on your NOBLE account and schedule a curbside pickup. Please read the full details here.

Before They Were Netflix Originals, They Were YA Novels

In the world of YA adaptations, Netflix has become a major player. Rom-coms, high fantasy, Christmas stories, and more have all been adapted into a Netflix Original movie or series. For any adaptation that catches your interest, you may also want to read the original source material. Below you will find some of the YA novels that have been adapted into Netflix originals, all of which are available digitally with your library card and two of which haven’t been released yet! Whether you have Netflix or not, these stories are great to explore and enjoy.

If you need any help navigating Overdrive/Libby or hoopla, please see our FAQ page.

*All descriptions are from the publisher.

Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson

An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train, setting off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.

A trio of today’s bestselling authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.

Available on: Overdrive

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold—a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.

Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country’s magical military elite—and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.

As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.

Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.

Available on: Overdrive 

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue, perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn.

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want.

Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Available on: Overdrive

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin'” by her former beauty queen mom) 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 Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does.

Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

Available on: Overdrive and Hoopla

The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

A cool, sexy romance novel written by seventeen-year-old British sensation Beth Reekles.

Meet Rochelle “Elle” Evans: pretty, popular—and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile—and a total player.

When Elle decides to run a kissing booth at her school’s Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer. This romance seems far from a fairy tale.

Is Elle headed for heartbreak or will she get her happily ever after?

Available on: Overdrive

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