Guys Read

Guys Read is an initiative to find books and create programming to interest boys in reading.  Extensive book lists and more information are available on the national website.

The State Library offered a grant in 2015 to purchase book discussion sets for local Guys Read programs.  It is possible the grant may be offered again in the future. The below sets were purchased with the grant, and each has at least 15 copies. 

Please see the Book Discussions Set list for details on borrowing these sets for your library. Some libraries have created other Guys Read sets after the grant and those are not reflected below.  You may wish to also look for the phrase Guys Read on the spreadsheet.

  • Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Gifted Hands by Ben Carson
  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
  • Guys Read #5: True Stories edited by Jon Scieszka
  • Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
  • Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen
  • I Have a Bad Feeling About This by Jeff Strand
  • March: Book 1 by John Lewis
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
  • The Beet Fields by Gary Paulsen
  • The Cipher by John C. Ford
  • The Flash Volume 1: Move Forward by Francis Manupul
  • The Warrior's Heart by Eric Greitens
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Unstoppable by Tim Green
  • Witch & Wizard by James Patterson