In the UK it's been found that:
... boys who were enthusiastic readers at primary school tend to put down their books and forget to pick them up again.To help combat the problem, the School Library Association has compiled a list of 160 titles expected will appeal to the 11-to-14 age group to encourage boys to read for pleasure. Some are old favourites, but many are newer classics, and according to the Guardian, every state school in the country is going to be allowed to choose any 20 of these books for:
... a dedicated "boys' bookshelf" in the libraryThe government initiative will cost £600,000 (RM 4,049,919).
The full list is here and I hope it will be useful to teacher, librarians, parents ... and bookshops on this side of the world too.