April 20, 2010

100 Best YA Books

Here's a list of some of the best 100 YA books by Good Books and Wine. There were a few books that I would have included on this list that seem to be missing :) But most of my magical books are on the list. I'd add something by Bruce Coville. But that's my two cents.

100. Hate List by Jennifer Brown

99. Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix

98. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

97. Among The Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

96. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

95. Forever by Judy Blume

94. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

93. Tithe by Holly Black

92. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

91. Wings by Aprillynne Pike

90. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

89. Angus, Thongs And Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

88. Marked by PC And Kristin Cast

87. Maximum Ride series by James Patterson

86. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

85. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

84. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

83. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

82. The Mediator series by Meg Cabot

81. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

80. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

79. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

78. Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen
77. Evernight by Claudia Gray

76. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman

75. Life As We Knew It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer

74. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

73. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

72. Alana: The First Adventure series by Tamora Pierce

71. Stardust by Neil Gaiman

70. Unwind by Neil Shusterman

69. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

68. Paper Towns by John Green

67. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

66. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith

65. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

64. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by Mark Haddon

63. The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

62. Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz

61. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

60. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

59. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

58. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

57. Eragon by Christopher Paoloni

56. Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine

55. The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith

54. Fallen by Lauren Kate

53. The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (one of my favorites when I was a kid)

52. The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot

51. Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke

50. Number The Stars by Lois Lowry

49. Lord Of The Flies by William Golding

48. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

47. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares

46. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

45. The Summoning series by Kelley Armstrong

44. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

43. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

42. Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card

41. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

40. Wake series by Lisa McMann

39. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

38. Are You There God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume

37. Looking For Alaska by John Green

36. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

35. A Great And Terrible Beauty series by Libba Bray

34. His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman

33. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

32. Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare

31. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

30. Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr

29. Forest of Hands And Teeth by Carrie Ryan

28. Holes by Louis Sacher

27. The Outsiders by SE Hinton

26. The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger

25. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (I'm reading this one now, for the second time)

24. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

23. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

22.Uglies series by Scott Westerfield

21. Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia

20. Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder

19. Book Thief by Markus Zusak

18. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carlson Levine

17. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

16. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

15. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

14. Anne of Green Gables series by LM Montgomery

13. The Giver by Lois Lowry

12. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
11. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

10. Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis

9. A Wrinkle In Time series by Madeline L'engle

8. Graceling series by Kristin Cashore

7. Percy Jackson And The Olympians by Rick Riordan

6. Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

5. Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

3. Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer

2. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

1. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

I'm ashamed to say I've only read 22 of these books, BUT I've read 8 of the top 10, so that's pretty good, right? 17 of these books are on my To Be Read List. A few others need to be added to the list, so I'll keep this around as a reference.


Rabia said...

They cheated by using series! If I count the series that I chose not to finish, I've read 31 on that list. There's a few more on that list I mean to read... sometime. :D

Tori said...

I cannot believe Harry Potter isn't number one! And they did cheat! :D

Unknown said...

Haha. I haven't read Hunger Games yet (atrocious, I know), but I've heard it's amazing. I can't imagine it's better than Harry Potter though ;)

Tiffany said...

I was cracking up at the fact that so many of the top 20 books were my fav, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, A Wrinkle in time (which my kids love), chronicles of narnia, little women. I can't believe they forgot about Song of Solomon, The Heart of Darkness.

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