Tuesday 18 December 2012

Reading YA...

I've been saying for a while (pretty much all year, really) that I want to read more YA fiction. In pursuit of that aim, I've found a list, which is a pretty great list to be honest. The original list (with pretty pictures and things) can be found here, but I'm going to reproduce it here with annotations of what I've read, got, and plan to read. This post will probably be really boring to everybody who isn't me. You have been warned.

Titles in bold are ones I own, struckthrough means I've read it.
  1. Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
  2. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  5. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
  6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
  7. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
  8. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  11. The Giver Series by Lois Lowry (The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son)
  12. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series by Douglas Adams
  13. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton
  14. Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M Montgomery
  15. His Dark Materials Series by Phillip Pullman
  16. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  17. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  18. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  19. Divergent Series by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Insurgent)
  20. Paper Towns by John Green
  21. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire)
  22. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  23. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  24. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  25. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
  26. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  27. Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
  28. Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras)
  29. The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare (Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Princess)
  30. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  31. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  32. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Series by Ann Brasheres (The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants, Forever in Blue)
  33. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  34. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
  35. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
  36. Howl's Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones
  37. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  38. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  39. Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, Last Sacrifice)
  40. Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen)
  41. Dune by Frank Herbert
  42. Discworld/Tiffany Aching Series by Terry Pratchett
  43. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  44. The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper (Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, Silver on the Tree)
  45. Graceling Series by Kristin Cashore (Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue)
  46. Forever.. by Judy Blume
  47. Earthsea Series by Ursula K. LeGuin (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea, The Other Wind)
  48. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr)
  49. The Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot
  50. Song of the Lioness Series by Tamora Pierce (Alanna: The First Adventure, In the Hand of the Goddess, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, Lioness Rampant)
  51. Treasure Island by R.L Stephenson
  52. Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver (Delirium, Pandemonium, Requiem)
  53. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  54. Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush, Hush, Crescendo, Silence, Finale)
  55. Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  56. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  57. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing)
  58. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  59. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  60. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  61. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  62. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  63. A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle
  64. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  65. The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud (The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, Ptolemy's Gate)
  66. Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines, The Golden Lily, The Indigo Spell)
  67. Fallen Series by Lauren Kate (Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture)
  68. House of Night Series by P.C & Kristin Cast (Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, Tempted, Burned, Awakened, Destined, Hidden)
  69. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  70. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  71. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  72. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  73. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  74. The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner (The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure)
  75. If I Stay by Gale Forman
  76. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
  77. Crank Series by Ellen Hopkins (Crank, Glass, Fallout)
  78. Matched Series by Ally Condie (Matched, Crossed, Reached)
  79. Gallagher Girls Series by Ally Carter (I'd Tell You I Love You, But then I'd Have to Kill You, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, Don't Judge a Girl by her Cover, Only the Good Spy Young, Out of Sight, Out of Time)
  80. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  81. Daughter of the Lioness/Tricksters Series by Tamora Pierce (Trickster's Choice, Trickster's Queen)
  82. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  83. The Immortals Series by Tamora Pierce (Wild Magic, Wolf Speaker, Emperor Mage, The Realms of the Gods)
  84. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede (Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, Talking to Dragons)
  85. Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, Monsters of Men)
  86. Circle of Magic Series by Tamora Pierce (Sandry's Book, Tris's Book, Daja's Book, Briar's Book)
  87. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  88. Feed by M.T Anderson
  89. Weetzie Bat Series by Francesca Lia Block
  90. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  91. Confessions of Georgia Nicholson Series by Louise Rennison (Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, It's Ok, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers, Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas, Dancing in my Nuddy Pants, And That's When It Fell Off In My Hand, Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers, Startled by his Furry Shorts, Luuurve is a Many Trousered Thing, Stop in the Name of Pants!, Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?)
  92. Leviathan Series by Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan, Behemoth, Goliath)
  93. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  94. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Dianna Wynne Jones
  95. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
  96. Gone Series by Michael Grant (Gone, Hunger, Lies, Plague, Fear)
  97. Shiver Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver, Linger, Forever)
  98. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
  99. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  100. Betsy-Tacy Books by Maud Hart Lovelace (Betsy-Tacy, Betsy- Tacy and Tib, Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill, Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown, Heaven to Betsy, Betsy in Spite of Herself, Betsy Was a Junior, Betsy and Joe, Betsy and the Great World, Betsy's Wedding)

    Not on the list but deserving of an honourable mention

    Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

So since I have quite a few of these already I'm going to try to read my way through the list. This isn't something I'm putting a time limit on, but there's quite a lot on it that I want to read so hopefully I'll get through it in less than five years! :-p 


  1. Just wanted to say I just found your site through a link i saw on someone's TT site. I really love it. We seem to have very similar taste in books. :)

    Merry Christmas! New follower...

  2. Ohhh, The Outsiders. That book WAS my teenage years - and the movie too. I can't hear 'Stay Gold' now without getting a little chill up my spine. Time for a reread (and rewatch) soon I think, I have shiny new copies of the book AND movie awaiting me on my shelves. Must reread The Hobbit in 2013 too. SO MANY BOOKS! :D

  3. I like this list too, although I'm not convinced that some of them are YA. To be fair though, I think that everytime I see The Book Thief on one of these! And DEFINITELY not Flowers for Algernon!

    I've read 29 so far, although I own a lot more. On the bright side, a fair few of them are on my mental must read in 2013 list!