Thursday, 8 October 2015

Goodreads The Top 100 Young Adult Books Of All Time

An interesting list from Goodreads of their top 100 YA Books Of All Time. Sure there's lots of stuff in here I don't want to read, and will very likely never read. I'm not much on vampire, fallen angels or shape shifting, but there's more than enough other great books here to hold my interest.

And you've got to love a list when you've already read the top 3 books.


1. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (see my review)


2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling


3. The Fault In Our Stars - John Green (see my review)


4. Divergent - Veronica Roth


5. The Diary Of A Young Girl - Anne Frank (see my review)


6. The Giver - Lois Lowry (see my review)


7. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak


8. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare


9. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott


10. The Lightning Theif - Rick Riordan


11. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky (see my review)


12. Looking For Alaska - John Green


13. The Maze Runner - James Dashner


14. Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare


15. A Wrinkle In Time - Madeleine L'Engle (see my review)


16. Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher





17. Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell


18. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton


19. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead


20. Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick


21. Cinder - Marissa Meyer


22. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery


23. Delirium - Lauren Oliver


24. The Selection - Kiera Cass


25. Legend - Marie Lu


26. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith


27. Anna And The French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins


28. Graceling - Kristin Cashore


29. Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell


30. Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor


31. Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi


32. Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles


33. Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas


34. It's Kind Of A Funny Story - Ned Vizzini





35.  Just Listen - Sarah Dessen


36. The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin


37. Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout


38.  Unwind - Neal Shusterman


39. Angelfall - Susan Ee


40. The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey


41. The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen


42. The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman


43. Hopeless - Colleen Hoover


44. Bloodlines - Richelle Mead


45. Unearthly - Cynthia Hand


46. Maximum Ride - James Patterson


47. The Summoning - Kelley Armstrong


48. Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo


49. All Of The Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han


50. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater


51. Under The Never Sky - Veronica Rossi


52. My Life Next Door - Huntley Fitzpatrick


53. Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones


54. Every Day - David Levithan


55. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie (see my review)





56. Pushing The Limits - Katie McGarry


57. The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken


58. Sabriel - Garth Nix


59. Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder


60. I'll Give You The Sun - Jandy Nelson


61. Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard


62. I Am The Messenger - Markus Zusak (see my review)


63. Half-Blood - Jennifer L Armentrout


64. Sweet Evil - Wendy Higgins


65. Crank - Ellen Hopkins


66. Just One Day - Gayle Forman


67. Nightshade - Andrea Cremer


68. A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness (see my review)


69. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson


70. Red Rising - Pierce Brown


71. Born At Midnight - C.C. Hunter


72. Aristotle And Danter Discover The Secrets Of The Universe - Benjamin Alire Saenz


73. The Sky Is Every Where - Jandy Nelson


74. The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa


75. All The Bright Places - Jennifer Niven





76. Ruby Red - Kerstin Gier


77. Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wien


78. Seraphina - Rachel Hartman


79. Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson


80. A Court Of Thorns And Roses - Sarah J. Maas


81. The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater


82. Starcrossed - Josephine Aneglini


83. Die For Me - Amy Plum


84. Since You've Been Gone - Morgan Matson


85. Alanna: The First Adventure - Tamora Pierce


86. Impulse - Ellen Hopkins


87. The Demon King - Cinda Williams Chima


88. On The Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta


89. The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski


90. The Vincent Boys - Abbi Glines


91. Of Poseidon - Anna Banks


92. Hate List - Jennifer Brown


93. The Gathering - Kelley Armstrong


94. An Ember In The Ashes - Sabaa Tahir


95. The House Of The Scorpion - Nancy Farmer


96. Tiger's Curse - Colleen Houck


97. Flat Out Love - Jessica Park


98. The Program - Suzanne Young


99. The False Prince - Jennifer A. Nielsen


100. Alice In Zombieland - Gena Showalter


A mere 13/100- but 6 of those are in the top 10!

4 comments:

Esme said...

I wonder if I was a young adult today how many of these would I like. I am not into the dystopia.

Esme said...

PS I have read 5 of them.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

For me, I wish lists were a little bit less contemporary. Will all of these survive the test-of-time?

Louise said...

Esme, I don't mind the dystopia so much (although a little bit goes a long way), but really left the vampire stuff behind long ago.

That's very true Deb, it's interesting to see what's around now, although not keen on some of the genre stuff, and I wonder about longevity too.