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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Young Adult Fiction--Which Ones Have You Read?

My fellow blogger at posted the following, and I found it interesting, so I'm shamelessly borrowing it for here. I will color the books I've read blue and the ones I've never heard of in red, those I fully intend to get to before I die in purple...all others will be left in the dull boring black from which they were lifted. I'm interested to see what others have read from this YALSA list (


YALSA has come out with their “Ultimate YA Bookshelf” which has 50 books, 5 magazines, and 5 audiobooks. The premise behind it and a link to the pdf can be found here.

Here are the 50 books- I am interested in how many of them I’ve read- and whether most of them are specifically YA lit or just books that Young Adults might enjoy…

Acceleration by Graham McNamee
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
All Things Great and Small by James Herriott
American Born Chinese
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Black and White by Paul Volponi
Blizzard! The Storm that Changed America by Jim Murphy
Bone series by Jeff Smith
The Book Thief by Mark Zusak
Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Chosen by Chaim Potok

The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Fruits Basket series by Natsuki Takaya
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Guinness Book of World Records
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
The Killer’s Cousin by Nancy Werlin
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff
My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar
Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

1 comment:

Bookfool said...

Looking for Alaska, American Born Chinese and Speak are definitely worth getting around to before you die.

Have you read Sarah Dessen? Just curious if it's just that title that doesn't interest you.