Friday, May 23, 2014

Rolling Stone's 40 Best YA Novels

I've been doing some reading, but instead of talking about that (All I will say is that all the hype about E. Lockhart's WE WERE LIARS is pretty well deserved. Holy cow!) I will present one of the first best lists that didn't make me want to breathe fire. I was surprised at how many recent titles were here and how many books I actually liked. I have read most of them and I am DYING to read VIVIAN when it gets here. I may break this down later with my own blurbs, but for now I present--


Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
Speak – Laurie Halse Andersen
Naughts and Crosses = Malorie Blackman
Forever – Judy Blume
Shipbreaker – Paolo Bacigalupi
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Ann Brashares
Beauty Queens – Libba Bray
The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
Gingerbread – Rachel Cohn
The Hunger Games Series – Susan Collins
Vivian vs. the Apocalypse – Katie Coyle
(Vivian Apple at the End of the World)
Romiette and Julio – Sharon M. Draper
If You Could Be Mine – Sara Farizan
Monster – Walter Dean Myers
The House of the Scorpion- Nancy Farmer
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Born Confused – Tanuja Desai Hidier
The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton
Firecracker – David Iserson
The Summer Prince – Alaya Dawn Johnson
Alice, I Think – Susan Juby
Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan
Adaptation – Malinda Lo
Legend – Marie Lu
The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen – Susin Nielsen
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix– J.K. Rowling
How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Grasshopper Jungle – Andrew Smith
The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
(You) Set Me on Fire – Mariko Tamaki
Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
Uglies – Scott Westerfield
Miracle's Boys – Jacqueline Woodson
I am the Messenger – Marcus Zusak

3 comments:

Kathleen Porter said...

Thank you for capturing all these titles from the Rolling Stone piece. Much easier to navigate!

Laura Feist said...

Thank you for this! :-)

Laura Feist said...

Thank you for this! :-)