US Summer Reading 2019

Recommendations from the Becker Library Staff

Summer is a great time to expand your reading horizons!

Below are some selections for fun, summer reads and information on writing opportunities.

2019 Alex Award Books

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have

special appeal to teens and young adults.

Below are some notable suggestions from this list as chosen by SSES Library Staff.

Additional Reading Recommendations

Below are some of our current favorites to read all summer long.

Texas Teen Book Festival Writing Contest

The TTBF Fresh Ink Fiction Contest is open to Texas residents aged 11-18 years. Entry deadline is July 15, 2019. See Fresh Ink website for more information.

Ask a Librarian

Need more recommendations?

Contact Ms. Bartek ( or Ms. Andrews ( for more great summer reads.