From Goodreads: "Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list."
The other picks for first semester are:
- November 12: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- December 10: Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews
- January 14: Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett