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.