What do middle schoolers like to read? The top 25 novels circulated in my library this year are listed below. Popular fiction trends include dystopias, horror, fantasy, and romance. The list reflects checkouts between September 2010-May 2011. We are a 6-8 grade middle school library in the suburbs of Fort Worth, TX. The books are listed in order, with the most frequently checked out book listed first (Beastly).