These are the fiction books I bought for the high school library, most of which I have not read. Yet.
A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee--Despite the above disclaimer, I did read this one already. It's about a young girl who becomes part of a female spy agency in Victorian London. Some of the obvious shoehorning of modern attitudes into a historical setting annoyed me a bit, but I still enjoyed it enough that I'd like to read the other three in the series. And I know 14-year-old me would not have cared a bit about those inconsistencies.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
The Wishing Day Trilogy by Lauren Myracle
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver--I have read this before, which is why I bought it for the library. Such a good book.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Cosima by Grazia Deledda--A. recommended this book. It's the story of the author's own growing up in rural Sardinia. I read this one already, too, and it was a fascinating glimpse into a place and culture I knew nothing about.
My Antonia and Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather--I love My Antonia. I haven't read Death Comes for the Archbishop yet, but it's set in New Mexico, so I feel like I have to. And I also felt like we really should have it in our school library. So now we do.
Dune by Frank Herbert--According to A., the greatest science fiction novel of all time. And so of course, I bought it for the library. I got the next three in the series, as well. There are a bunch more, but A. told me the first four are the best, anyway.
Garden Spells and First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen--These were actually my copies that I donated to the school libary. They're easy to read books, with wonderful characters and a sort of overlay of magic that affects the otherwise ordinary lives of those characters.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof--A science fiction novel told through a series of documents. Cubby read this and really liked it, although he said it was a little disturbing, because it was such a plausible scenario.
Lost on the Prairie--by MaryLou Driedger
The Luck Uglies trilogy--This was recommended a couple of times by Jody here, and I'm looking forward to reading them.
The Machine Stops by E.M. Forester--Another science fiction recommendation from A. He feels about this the way that Cubby felt about Illuminae.
Moon Moth and Other Stories by Jack Vance--And yet another science fiction recommendation from A. He's read a lot of them.
The Night Gardener by Jonathon Auxier
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
The Professional by W.C. Heinz
True Grit by Charles Portis
We Fed Them Cactus by Fabiola Cabeza de Baca--This is the story of the author's childhood growing up only a couple of hours from my own home in New Mexico. She was raised in the traditional Spanish way, but witnessed the beginning of the homesteader era, as well. It's a fascinating book.
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
What would you add to this list of high school fiction? Or have you read any of these and would recommend them?